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Breast Reduction Surgery: Is It Really Cosmetic?

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For the woman whose breasts are too heavy, causing neck, shoulder and back pain, breast reduction surgery offers relief. Is this cosmetic surgery?

Consider the plight of the woman whose breasts are too heavy for her to carry. Clothes are either busting at the seams across her bust, or way too big for the rest of her. Eye contact languishes as people's eyes trail south. Breast reduction surgery changes all this.

There's the neck, shoulder and back pain caused by the Heavyweights, the bras that bite deep into shoulders from the weighty task they perform. Breast reduction surgery for women whose breasts are too heavy doesn't sound like cosmetic surgery.

"Dr. Gail Lebovic is the President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)... After an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, she performed her surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and completed two fellowships – one in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and another at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Lebovic is certified by the American Board of Surgery and her areas of special medical interest include diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, and management of congenital breast deformities."


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September 6, 2012 - 8:20am
EmpowHER Guest

I am a woman whose breasts have gotten very large since menopause. I went from a D to a G cup. I am in the process of researching the questions surrounding breast reduction. As the article states people look down and whispers are heard when they think you don't notice. The weight has caused my trapeziods to become frozen. Arthritis, stage 3. Cosmetic...hardly.

June 18, 2010 - 5:05am
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