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Baton Rouge

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Baton Rouge - Downtown

Weiler Plastic Surgery
240 Laurel Street Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 399-0011
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.–3p.m

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Hammond

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Denham Springs

Weiler Plastic Surgery
921 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 900-7002
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Signs You May Need Breast Reduction Surgery

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There are a number of symptoms and signs that might indicate you are the ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery that go beyond simply wanting smaller breasts. As this is a relatively significant elective form of cosmetic surgery, you will need to work with your cosmetic surgeon to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for breast reduction. Not only does having overly large breasts often present significant physical challenges, they can also create a substantial amount of emotional discomfort and stress.

Common Signs You May Be Right for Breast Reduction

While you might simply think your breasts are too large and having smaller breasts might make you look and feel better, these are only a small portion of what must be taken into consideration when discussing the possibility of breast reduction surgery. Here are several other very important signs that must be taken into consideration.

  • Breasts that seem to be out of proportion to the rest of your body.
  • Pain in the neck, back, and shoulders caused by the weight of your breasts.
  • Grooves in the tops of your shoulders that have been caused by your bra straps.
  • The weight of your breasts adversely affecting your posture.
  • Breasts that droop due the excess weight causing your nipples and areolas to point downwards.
  • Being unable to participate in sports or other physical activities due to the size/weight of your breasts.
  • Having breasts that are unequal in size with one being significantly larger.
  • Constant rashes and infections in the skin under your breasts.
  • Having a hard time sleeping due to discomfort caused by overly large breasts.
  • Feeling self-conscious about the size of your breasts in public.

Making the Decision

If you find that you have experienced one or more of the above symptoms, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Reducing the size of your breasts will bring you immediate relief from a number of these conditions by adjusting the size of your breasts to more accurately match the proportions of the rest of your body. Not only will a breast reduction alleviate these issues, but it will enhance your overall body shape and help your clothing to fit better.

22 Responses to Signs You May Need Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Emily Rose says:

    I am only 15 and I am a DD. I have to wear 2 bras when I work out. I have torn my back muscle and have had many back problems since I was 12. I hate wearing things that are tight to the skin or even close to my skin because I am really self-conscious. I hate the fact that I can’t sit up straight for long periods of time because it makes my back hurt. I feel like my whole body is being weighed down, like I just tied a really big weight to my shoulders and can’t straighten my back.

    • Bryant Voth says:

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for your comment! One of our consultants will be in touch with you very shortly with more information regarding Breast Reduction surgery. For further questions or scheduling, feel free to call our office at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

  • Amber Spera says:

    I been a DD since I was 14. I have had back problems for 11 years. My bra always digs into my shoulders. One is bigger then the other. None of my bra’s hold me up either cause of the weight. My back always hurts and its hard to sit because of the weight. I been on. a low carb diet with my mother and my waist and hips have shrunk in size. But my chest is bigger.

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Amber!

      Based off of your concerns, you sound like an excellent candidate for a breast reduction! I will have one of our consultants reach out to you and provide you with more information. Please feel free to give us a call with any other questions at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

  • Tatyana Cash says:

    From the time I started middle school at 11, I had size D breast at the time, I’ve had larger breast for my age. My breast are now a triple D or bigger I could be wrong. The back pain, neck pain, emotional pain, I’ve been feeling about my breast from a young age has caused me to come to the conclusion that I need breast reconstruction. There is always someone watching me in public and I can’t even do something as simple as running without eyes on me.

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Tatyana!

      We would be happy to set you up for a consultation with one of our surgeons and discuss a breast reduction! One of our consultants will be reaching out to you shortly. We welcome you to call our office with any questions at 225-399-0001!

  • Anita says:

    Hi my name is Anita and I was a DD in 7th grade and after I had kids they got bigger. I think they said I was an H or J now. I have spent $1000’s of dollars in bras to have none fit me. Even the H’s at a high end department store that was promised to fit did not. I have severe back problems and pain and neck pain. I can’t not sit up straight. They are extremely heavy and even alot of shirts dont fit. And the ones that do look awful. I would like to go down to a D if that’s possible. The thing is I would need my Insurance to cover this. I’ve had miner heart surgery for an SVT and am on heart meds and it’s very hard to breath because of the size of my breast. alot of times I have to sleep sitting up because its heard to breath. It makes it very difficult to exercise even.

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Anita!

      Thank you for your comment. We would be happy to set you up for a consultation to discuss the breast reduction! Someone will be reaching out to you shortly!

  • McKenzie Vialpando says:

    Hi I’m Kenzie and I’m considering breast reduction because since 7th grade I’ve felt self conscious about my size because I was a D then and now I’m a triple D, and in 11th grade now, and i just feel uncomfortable all the time and my family even teases me about my breast size calling them big even in front of other people and it makes me really uncomfortable. It feels like I only want this reduction for looks and I don’t want that, but my size, even if it doesn’t even look that big, makes me super uncomfortable and awkward when my friends tell me to hurry up and I have to fast walk so I can avoid running. In addition to this i always have a red line across my upper stomach from the wire because my bra and it bugs me, I also feel as if I have bad posture. I’m sorry if I sound like a cry baby, but do you think I qualify for things to be eligible for a reduction?

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Kenzie!

      Thank you for your comment. One of our consultants will be in touch with you very shortly with more information on the procedure, and scheduling an in-person consultation!

  • Sam says:

    Hi my name is Samantha I have very large breast I am 12 and I am in a size 36 triple D which is very in accurate for my body because I am only 46 and I am very skinny I’m thinking it is probably genetic news my mom had the same problem too I have so much discomfort my trying to sleep at night my posture is horrible because it hurts it hurts when I keep my shoulders back for a long time it feels like somethings holding me down like a giant weight and I can’t wear tight clothes because I’m very self-conscious and also I have so much trouble finding clothes that fit me I also get picked on and teased a lot and get called names such as tissue titties because my Yes or out of proportion for my body I can never play sports because it hurts my back a lot and it causes strain because it feels like my breasts are constantly sagging and pulling on my skin and it hurts

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Samantha!

      Thank you for your comment. One of our consultants will be in touch with you very shortly with more information on the procedure, and scheduling an in-person consultation!

      Feel free to call our office at 225.399.0001. Thank you!

  • Amber Johnson says:

    I am 27 years old, all of the women in my family have large breast on my mom’s side. On my dads side they don’t have much. I got blessed with having a breast from each side of my family. The left side is a 3.5 hand fulls and the other side is 1.5 hands. I work for 13.5 hour for only three days out of my week. During those days I have they most painful pinch in the my neck over to my upper left shoulder all the way down to the lower part of my ribs. I took off my bra last night and I was in so much of a relief because the bra that I was wearing started to dig into my shoulders that I now have two very distinctive bruises going across them. I’m not self-conscious or insecure about my body but I am tried of the pain that I have had to indorare since I was 10.

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Amber! We are happy to set you up for a consultation to discuss a breast reduction. One of our consultants will be reaching out to you shortly. For further questions and scheduling, feel free to give us a call at 225-399-0001!

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Valarie! Yes, you can still be a candidate for a breast reduction. We are happy to set you up for a consultation to learn more about this procedure!

  • Melody says:

    I am a 40 year old women, who had big breast since a young age. I’ve had to wear two bra’s in the past,when I’m working out or running and my bra is always digging in my shoulders. My
    neck, shoulders, and lower back constantly hurts.

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Melody! Thank you for your comment. One of our consultants will be in touch with you very shortly with more information on the procedure!

  • Kayla Bostic says:

    I’m 19 years old and I’ve had large breasts since the 6th grade when I was 11/12. I went from a training bra to a B cup over that summer and before the following school year ended, I became a C cup. They never seem to stop getting bigger. Right now, I’m a DDD (or at least the bra size I was measured for. My breasts always seem to slide out of the top when I bend down while I’m at work. It’s like that with every bra I’ve had in “my size”).

    I ALWAYS have to wear two bras in public because one can’t do it alone. I wear a regular bra with underwire and a sports bra on top. I’m always having back pains, and I can’t sit up straight. My slouch is so bad, I feel like I’m going to develop scoliosis, but when I try to correct my posture, I can’t do it for longer than a minute and a half or I’ll begin to ache. Slouching is one of my only forms of relief. Another way is when I’m at a table, I tend to rest them on top of the table so that I’m not carrying the weight. I don’t mean to do it either, as I know it isn’t proper, but it’s become subconscious at this point.

    I also have a lot of trouble sleeping. I can’t sleep on my back or my stomach because they make me feel choked and when I stand up after laying in a position like that, my head begins to throb as if I have high blood pressure or something. I can’t lay on my sides because my breasts slide to my side and a lot of the time they begin to lose circulation and go tingly/numb.

    My breasts look drastically bad. My nipples point downwards and one is definitely bigger than the other.

    I’m trying to lose weight as well, but it’s hard to do with the size of my breasts. They prevent me from even doing a short hustle across a room.

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Kayla, thank you for your comment! We are happy to set you up for a consultation to discuss a breast reduction. One of our consultants will be reaching out to you shortly. For further questions and scheduling, feel free to give us a call at 225-399-0001!

  • Shawndreca Moffett says:

    I have been a DD for as long as I can remember. I’m 42 now and it’s causing back,neck and shoulder pain.

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Shawndreca! We are happy to set you up for a consultation to discuss a breast reduction. One of our consultants will be reaching out to you shortly. For further questions and scheduling, feel free to give us a call at 225-399-0001!

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