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5 years ago

SOS Please Help

I've been contemplating breast reduction for awhile now because my breasts are causing me so much back and shoulder pain. Everything hurts and is sore for days after any exercise. Its uncomfortable to even do it. I'm 5'2" and currently wear a 40H. I just got into that size and the bras are already starting to get too small. It's like they wont stop growing. Please help. I'm at my wits end.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Shelbyville, IL

Replies 7

Alex Lechtman
ASPS Surgeon

Please give a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery a call. Check this website for one's in your area. They can give you the relief you need. Good luck.

Jose Luis Valero
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Its important to know your age, and your height also, besides your weight. There is a condition named "severe Mammary Hyperthrophy", related to hormonal factors and associated with age. This may be the case, will require a more extent treatment from your Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Please check this website for a good one in your area.

Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon

Sounds like you need an in person evaluation. I do see patients in Champaign once per a month.

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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It sounds like you are a candidate for a breast reduction. Best to be seen in person for a proper evaluation.

Eric Fynn-Thompson
ASPS Surgeon

Seems like you would be a good candidate for a breast reduction. Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in an area convenient for you to examine you and guide you further. I find that a lot of patients get tremendous relief from this procedure and it can be life changing. Good luck!

Edward Domanskis

It sounds like you are an excellent candidate for a breast reduction. This I do as an outpatient and usually the patient feels relief right after the surgery. The recovery is about two weeks and many times the insurance company will help with it.

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Jon Ver Halen

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It sounds as though you are an excellent candidate for a breast reduction. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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