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Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right For You?

Have you been wondering if breast reduction surgery is right for you? 

As a Plastic Surgeon in Toronto, my patients have expressed to me that they have been thinking about breast reduction surgery for a very long time. Often years! Patients of all ages from 18  to 80 years of age have told me that they had suffered years of physical and psychological pain simply because they do not know where to turn for answers or that they were just simply afraid of the unknown.  In recent years breast reduction surgery information has been more readily available especially on the internet.  Having celebrities and public figures bravely talking about their breast reduction surgery and experience, has also helped the general public by providing information and taking away the fear of this type of surgery.  Notably, celebrities such as Ariel Winter, Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifah have not been shy to share their experience.  

Having large breasts can put strain your self-esteem, hinder your daily activities and more often patient complain of pain in their neck, back and shoulders.  Some patients find that their daily activities are a chore and exercise is impossible resulting in weight gain and further increasing their breast size.  

Breast reduction also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a common procedure performed by Dr. Brett Beber.  As one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Toronto, Dr. Beber is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario and is the Co-Chairman of the Toronto Breast Symposium (Largest Medical Conference in Canada dedicated to aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

You may want to consider breast reduction surgery if you are suffering from one or all of these following concerns:

  1. Back pain
  2. Neck pain
  3. Shoulder pain
  4. Inflammation in the skin folds (intertrigo)
  5. Deep grooves on the shoulders from bra straps

If you live in Ontario, breast reduction surgery may be covered by the Ministry of Health.  There are certain criteria that needs to be met.  The first step is to speak to your family physician about your concerns and asking for a referral to see Dr. Brett Beber.  

Having breast reduction surgery can significantly improve your self-esteem and self-confidence, encourage a more active lifestyle, leading to a healthier you. Shopping for clothes and bra will become more enjoyable, easier and less costly.  Mostly importantly, you will not experience the pain and strain of carrying large heavy breasts. 

To learn more about breast reduction surgery and if this procedure is right for you, please contact our office to arrange a consultation or get in touch with your family physician to request a referral to meet with Dr. Brett Beber.    

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