Breast Reduction

Most women think of breast enlargement when considering changes in breast size, but many women need just the opposite.  When a woman has large breasts that are over-sized for her frame, she may experience physical pain such as neck and back pain and degenerating bone structure.  It can create grooves in the shoulders from bra straps and it can limit activity in physical sports.  A woman may also not enjoy the attention she gets from her breast size due to society’s preoccupation with large breasts.

Reduce discomfort from large breasts

The weight of over-sized breasts can cause chronic skin irritations and constant pain.  Breathing problems can also be caused by the large breasts.

Breast reduction surgery brings the breasts more to scale with the size of the woman’s frame and brings better posture and relief from the discomfort from many years of pain and irritation.

Improve a woman’s self esteem

The physical improvements are but one benefit of breast reduction surgery.  These women also benefit emotionally as they become more comfortable with their bodies and less self-conscious.  They are no longer the focus of unwanted attention and no longer feel the need to hide their bodies with poor posture or unattractive clothing.

When women feel that others focus only on their large breasts, it can cause them to lose confidence in their abilities and other features.  Breast reduction surgery takes the focus off the breasts and puts it on the whole woman.


Meet Dr. Hongshik Han

Dr. Hongshik Han, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgeon who is affiliated with Clovis Community Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, Valley Children's Hospital, and local surgery centers.

Risks of the Surgery

Some risks are involved with breast reduction surgery such as an adverse reaction to anesthesia along with bleeding and infection.  Other less known risks include loss of feeling in the nipples, lack of ability to breast feed, changes in breasts or nipples to different positions, contours, or sizes so that they are not the same, and a diminished blood supply to the nipples.

Today, more women enjoy the benefits of breast reduction surgery with improved self-confidence and less pain.  They have more freedom of movement and can do the things they enjoy with no restrictions.

Consider Your Options

Not every woman needs breast reduction even if she is self-conscious about her look.  Sometimes she may get improvement from a breast lift for chafing or discomfort or even a negative view of her body. 

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