Will a breast reduction make me feel like I lost my identity? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
This is a great question
Many women who have large breasts are aware that they are known as the girl with the big chest. Some love that and flaunt it. Others do everything they can to conceal their breast size. You have to evaluate for yourself which side of that divide you fit into.Women your size don't become flat chested with a breast reduction. Most transform into a size that more appropriately fits their frame. In my practice, at least 99% of women are glad they went forward with breast reduction. Many wish they had done it years earlier. These women are not doing it for appearance, they are Be sure to discuss your desires with a board certified plastic surgeon who can listen to your concerns and understand your goals.
I did have one patient who won a wet T-shirt contest after her breast reduction. I think her identity was maintained very nicely.
Breast reduction, some advices:
It's normal to be somewhat concerned about having breast reduction surgery. I think you have to decide if this is something that you really want to do. Most patients who want breast reduction can't wait to have the surgery to improve the symptoms that they are experiencing from large breasts. There's no question that at your age this is a big decision.
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