The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts – a condition known as macromastia – can be as just as awful as the accompanying physical discomfort and pain. A breast reduction is a surgical solution to fix these issues.

Neck and shoulder pain, low self-esteem, undesired attention and difficulty finding clothes that fit may all occur with macromastia.

It may not be easy to make a diagnosis of macromastia. A short woman with a “D” cup size bra may be miserable, while a taller woman may feel fine with the larger size.

Disproportionately large breasts may also occur because of weight problems. Two thirds of teens with macromastia are overweight. However, weight reduction typically doesn’t resolve the issue.

To learn more about the breast reduction, a surgical treatment for macromastia, contact Dr. David Shafer at our New York office for a consultation.