Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Many women suffer physical symptoms because of larger breasts. Large, heavy breasts that are disproportionate to the body can cause pain, discomfort, and issues with self-esteem. If this sounds familiar, you may consider the benefits of breast reduction surgery. 

Deciding to get breast reduction surgery can feel overwhelming, but the team at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis is here to support you. Let’s look at the long-term benefits of breast reduction surgery and what you can expect when you visit our Memphis office. 

When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

You may start to consider breast reduction when you have symptoms that interfere with your life, including:

  • Pressure on your shoulders and neck from excess weight
  • Numbness in your hands and fingers
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

We’ve seen breast reduction surgery improve the quality of life for countless women in the Mid-South. However, you may still wonder if you should go through surgery to reduce your breast size and eliminate your symptoms. 

The Benefits of Breast Reduction

If you’ve been experiencing any symptoms related to large breasts, reduction surgery can help improve your quality of life! Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy after surgery:

Reduction in back and neck pain

Heavy breasts can cause excessive discomfort in your neck, shoulders, and back. Reducing your breast size can alleviate the tension in these areas and help you feel better. 

Enjoy an active lifestyle

Having a breast reduction can help you enjoy exercising more! When you can find a supportive bra, it’s easier to participate in more physical activities that involve running and jumping. 

Better clothing fit

It can be difficult finding clothes for larger breasts, especially if they are out of proportion to the rest of your body. Having a breast reduction can make finding clothing that fits comfortably easier and less frustrating. 

Reduced risk for rashes

The lower breast fold can be more susceptible to intertriginous rashes. A breast reduction can give you relief from this condition and prevent it from happening.

Better sleep 

Getting comfortable to go to sleep can be difficult for some women with larger breasts. After breast reduction surgery, it can be easier to find a comfortable sleeping position without a bra.

Improved self-esteem

If you feel self-conscious about your larger breasts, reduction surgery can improve your emotional quality of life. When you feel comfortable in your body, you can get dressed, go out, and fully enjoy your life without worrying about your appearance.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

The Cons of Breast Reduction Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, you should be aware of every aspect of the outcome. Here are a few things to consider when deciding on breast reduction surgery:


After your procedure, you will have scarring at the incision site. Thankfully, there are methods that our providers can use to minimize the appearance of any scars. Talk to your provider about what you should expect and how to prevent scarring after surgery. 

Altered sensitivity

Your breast sensitivity may change following breast reduction. You may also experience difficulty breastfeeding after surgery. 

If you plan to have children, this is something to consider when planning your timeline for breast reduction surgery. Waiting until you finish having children is highly recommended if you plan on breastfeeding. 

Nipple numbness

Nipple numbness is another potential side effect of breast reduction surgery. This can result in a decrease in sexual stimulation. Many women also experience nipple numbness due to having large breasts, so an increase in sensitivity may also happen.

Not covered by insurance

While there are some cases in which insurance will cover breast reduction surgery, their requirements often leave women with little to no breast tissue. This procedure is usually paid out-of-pocket because of the lack of insurance coverage. 

Check your insurance policy to determine if your plan will cover any portion of your treatment costs. You should also check with your insurance company and your PSG provider to determine the amount of tissue that your doctor should remove. 

Our team will always help you find the best financing options to get the care you deserve. 

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Make the Best Decision for YOU with Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis

It’s always important to be fully informed before undergoing any surgical procedure. If you’ve been considering breast reduction, our team will walk you through the process and help you find a solution that meets your needs. 

If you decide to proceed with surgery, we’ll take the time to answer every question that comes to mind. Nothing is too big or too small when it comes to your comfort. 

If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery and finding out if this procedure could benefit you, let’s get started. Contact our Memphis office today to schedule your first appointment with PSG. We can’t wait to help you feel your best!