Enlarged breasts can cause stress on the back and neck muscles, resulting in unnecessary discomfort and pain

If you are suffering from back and neck pain due to large, heavy breasts, Dr Anh and her professional team can help you. Often women who have breasts that are too large for their frame may suffer neck, shoulder and back pain, rashes under their breasts and grooves in their shoulders from bra straps. Furthermore, they may have trouble exercising, have difficulty finding clothing and bras that fit and feel self-conscious about their appearance.

What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts and to reshape and uplift the breasts. It can be one of the most rewarding procedures for patient and surgeon. Dr Anh will discuss all of the options available to you at your consultation.

What should I expect in my consultation?

Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking a breast reduction, what results you want to achieve from the reduction mammaplasty and what your expectations are of having the procedure. Dr Anh will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine you.

Thereafter, she will discuss with you what options are available to you (type of breast reduction, scars, size of reduction etc), complications and implications if a complication were to occur, the steps that will be taken to minimise these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.

Breast Reduction Perth FAQs

Back Pain

Having larger breasts means that there is a lot more weight on the chest, adding far more strain on the back when bending over and lifting, resulting in back pain. Furthermore many large breasted women worsen their back pain by slouching and having poor posture in order to reduce the appearance of their bust line. Eventually the back pain can become so bad that it prevents women from comfortably carrying out everyday activities such as working and exercising comfortably. In this instance it is worthwhile consulting with a female plastic surgeon and considering breast reduction surgery.

Skin Problems

There are also several skin problems that are a complication of having larger breasts, most commonly occurring in the area underneath the breasts, which is difficult to keep dry. Yeast infections, heat rash and chaffing is a common complaint. Chaffing occurs when the inside of the upper arms constantly rubs against the sides of breasts, or if the bra is ill-fitting and the breasts rub against the fabric and straps. Yeast infections and heat rash are also common skin problem. This occurs because sweat becomes trapped and does not evaporate, causing itching, irritation and skin discolouration. Again, daily suffering from these skin problems can have a debilitating effect and a breast reduction may be the able to provide the relief that is needed.

Psychological reasons

Having a large chest can also make some women feel overly self-conscious as well as making it difficult to find fashionable and comfortable clothes that fit. Large breasts can also stop women from partaking in sporting activities.


Large breasts put more pressure on the surrounding muscles and skin and after time can start to droop. It is possible to remove this sagginess and lessen the likeliness of the problem recurring by undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction Perth

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