The only thing that will reduce a breast other than general weight loss is surgery. The only reason not to do a breast reduction in someone like you who is young and unmarried is if you absolutely do not wish to take a chance of not being able to breast feed in the future. When done properly by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon you should end with smaller more comfortable breasts that are well shaped, full and attractive (usually more so than the large breasts you now have) with minimal scars.
Thank you for your question. It sounds as if you have a problem that can only be fixed with surgery. Large breasts can alter ones posture and cause pain in the shoulders and neck, much like wearing a pair of binoculars or a camera on your neck. Conservative therapies such as physical therapy and supportive bras may help, but I find that most patients proceed to surgery despite conservative measures. You should ask your regular doctor for a referral to an experienced plastic surgeon for an examination.
A surgical breast reduction or liposuction of the breasts are the two major ways to reduce the size of your breasts. I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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Thank you for your question. If you are slim and your breasts are large and contributing to back and neck pain, you may be a candidate for a breast reduction, provided that you're healthy and not a smoker. Generally, this is a safe procedure with a very high satisfaction level amongst patients. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
Thank you for your question. Generally speaking if a woman has large breasts that are affecting her quality of life it is enough to open the door for discussion. What you describe is certainly concerning and I would welcome a patient with your description for a face to face consultation. During this visit the physician should obtain a comprehensive history and perform a physical exam. After completing this it should be clear what can be achieved with surgery or if there are any non-surgical options. In my practice age is a concern but by no means should it prevent the discussion. If you are a candidate for surgery then when the patient is ready we move forward. Many insurances cover this but depending upon the carrier there are discrepancies about the amounts needed to be removed to qualify (something your surgeon will have to estimate). Always seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience with breast reduction. See plenty of before and afters and do your homework. Good luck.
If you are overweight, then weight loss may reduce your breast size if it consists of fatty tissue. The only other way I know to reduce the breast size is to have breast reduction surgery.