The reason it is important to start a conversation about breast reduction in the Indian population is because our women are better endowed than caucasian women. Only a woman living with large breasts all her life will understand the problems associated with them, you know who you are. The symptoms may range from the breasts being unproportionately large for your body type, back and neck pain associated with the weight , grooves in the shoulders caused by tight bra straps, poor posture to fungal infections, rashes and inability to participate in sports and a constant feeling of self consciousness regarding your breast size.
When talking about breast reduction, this is mainly dealing with large breasts with a lot of weight, and not post pregnancy breast deflation which would require a breast lift. An attempt can be made to lose weight and hence lose some breast weight but this most often than not, does not solve the problem.
Well , the only way of relieving these symptoms is by surgery. Of all the surgeries that women undergo , women are happiest with the results of breast reduction surgery. There is an immediate feeling of relief and confidence that is seen after surgery with all that weight gone. Rashes disappear under the breast as hygiene is better maintained. Women who have undergone breast reduction have a new sense of confidence in wearing form fitting clothes and also in working out at the gym as they lose that sense of self consciousness that has plagued them all these years.
The surgery itself has a complete pre-operative and post-operative period which has to be discussed with your board certified plastic surgeon. The scars itself range from around the nipple to a `Lollipop reduction` which is a vertical line from the lower part of the nipple to undersurface of the breast , and an `anchor`shaped incision which is done for even larger breasts.Patients undergoing breast reduction surgery can be back to work in week.
It is important to understand that woman do not have to live with these problems and a solution is available which can help them incredibly both physically and emotionally and help them do things they always wanted to.