You are a good candidate for a breast reduction if you have any of these problems:
*Very large breasts that cause physical problems, including pain in the shoulders, back and neck.
*Heavy, pendulous breasts with downward-pointing nipples.
*A large breast that interferes with routine activities and your overall lifestyle.
*One breast is larger than the other (requiring correction of breast asymmetry).
*Your shoulders show marks from bra straps.
*The weight of your breasts disturbs your sleep.
*The skin in the fold of your breasts is constantly irritated.
*You are embarrassed by your breasts and have difficulty buying bras or clothes that fit.
*You want your breasts to blend in with the rest of your body.
*Your breasts have increased in size after menopause, making you feel out of balance.
Many women undergo a breast reduction after pregnancy if they find their breasts have grown. Some women undergo the procedure before having children; others wait until this phase of their lives is over. Discuss your plans with your surgeon, who can advise you on breastfeeding after this surgery.