I'm Embarrassed About My Large Breasts

I'm Embarrassed About My Large Breasts

Each year in the United States, more than 100,000 women and men undergo breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty. Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, recovery is fast and your results can be completely customized. 

While each patient’s reasons for having breast reduction surgery are unique and personal, most people elect to have the procedure to improve their body contours, their comfort, and their confidence, too. No matter what your reason may be, if you’re bothered by your large breasts, Mrudangi S. Thakur, MD, can help. 

Breast reduction for women

While firm, full breasts are typically the idealized goal for many women, breasts that are too large and full can be really uncomfortable. If your breasts are too large for your body type, you can experience issues such as:

Sometimes, larger breasts can even impede your movement and make it more difficult to participate in activities you really want to enjoy. Very large breasts can also take a toll on your body image, altering the way your clothes fit and how you feel about your appearance.

Breast reduction surgery typically uses an incision around the nipple or extending from the nipple down to the breast fold. During the surgery, Dr. Thakur removes excess fat and tissue, relocating the nipple if necessary. If your breasts sag, she may suggest a breast lift, as well, to gently raise your breasts to a more youthful, uplifted position.

Breast reduction for men

Men can also be plagued by large breasts, a condition called gynecomastia. Dr. Thakur also performs gynecomastia surgery. Several factors can cause larger male breasts, including:

Enlarged breasts can cause a dramatic loss of self-confidence, and some men find they’re reluctant to take part in some activities, like swimming, because they don’t want to remove their shirt. Gynecomastia can also make men feel more self-conscious and uncomfortable during sexual intimacy.

During gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Thakur uses one of two primary approaches:

Dr. Thakur often uses minimally invasive endoscopy during traditional surgery, resulting in smaller incisions and faster recovery. No matter what type of surgery you have, downtime and scarring are generally minimal.

Depending on your needs and goals, you can have surgery on one or both breasts. Because gynecomastia often causes problems with self-esteem, as well as increased anxiety and stress, Dr. Tahkur often recommends counseling after your surgery to help you regain your confidence.

We can help you overcome your embarrassment

Large breasts are uncomfortable in more ways than one. You don’t have to live with overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can help you feel more attractive, more confident, and more comfortable.

To talk to Dr. Thakur about breast reduction surgery at her practices in Jefferson Valley and Middletown, New York, call the location convenient to you or book an appointment online today.

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