When Should You Consider a Breast Reduction?

Discover some of the signs that may mean it’s time to consider a breast reduction.


While you may not realize it, a lot of the physical aches and pains you may be experiencing each and every day might be trying to tell you that a breast reduction could be beneficial for you and your physical health. There are a lot of reasons why women choose to get a breast reduction and our Grand Rapids, MI, plastic surgeon Dr. John Iacobucci can help you explore your options.

Here are the telltale signs that you may want to consider a breast reduction:

Shoulder, neck, or upper back pain

If you dealing with discomfort or pain in these regions or because of bra straps then your breasts may be putting far too much pressure on these areas. If this is something that you deal with regularly or that affects your quality of life then it might be time to consult with our Grand Rapids, MI, cosmetic surgeon to find out if a breast reduction could take that unnecessary weight literally right off your shoulders.

Your hands and fingers tingle or go numb

While there are certainly a host of reasons why someone might deal with numbness or tingling in their hands (ranging from a simple pinched nerve to more serious conditions like neuropathy), if you have rather large breasts then this could put pressure on or tug at your body and affect the alignment of the neck, which can in turn affect the upper extremities.

You are noticing unpleasant changes in your posture

If you have large breasts you may notice that you have trouble sitting up straight or other issues with your posture. As a result, you may frequently experience shoulder pain. Again, just like numbness and tingling, changes in your posture can indicate several issues; however, if you are someone who has large breasts then your posture may be affected.

You experience rashes or yeast infections under your breasts

Women who have larger breasts may also deal with some rather unpleasant symptoms include heat rash, painful chafing, or recurring yeast infections. If these are issues that you are dealing with regularly then you may want to consider how a breast reduction can alleviate these problems.

Do you have questions about getting a breast reduction in Grand Rapids, MN? Do you want to discuss whether this is the right cosmetic surgery to meet your needs? If so, don’t hesitate to call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids to schedule a consultation.

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