Can A Breast Reduction Relieve Pain From Heavy Breasts?

By: Dr. Angelo Cuzalina


Your breasts are an important part of your femininity and identity as a woman. Unfortunately, they can also cause some discomfort. Tulsa Surgical Arts provides advanced breast reduction surgery for individuals who struggle with heavy breasts that lead to back pain and other medical complications.

So, you may wonder, why are my breasts heavy, and how does this treatment work? If you are considering whether surgery is best for your situation, meet with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina about breast reduction in Tulsa, OK. We take pride in improving a person’s quality of life through cosmetic procedures.

Why are my breasts heavy?

So, why are my breasts heavy? Factors like pregnancy and hormone changes can change our bodies in many ways. Sometimes these changes cause enlarged or heavy breasts. Others experience naturally heavy breasts due to genetics. This can make you feel more self-conscious or cause medical issues, such as chronic neck and back pain. Either way, breast reduction surgery is designed to address a wide range of issues.

How can surgery help?

Excess breast tissue can be painful in everyday situations. For example, women with heavy breasts require special bras and additional support when working out. Large breasts also trap heat and moisture, causing chronic rashes and skin infections. Breast reduction surgery can address these issues and help you feel more comfortable.

Other patients decide to get breast reduction so they can feel more confident about their appearance. This is because some women receive unwanted attention due to the size of their breasts. Tulsa Surgical Arts can create a custom plan that allows your body to appear more proportionate.

How much smaller can I go?

You may be wondering how many cup sizes you can go down during breast reduction surgery. However, breast size is not necessarily measured in cup size.  However, it is not uncommon for many patients to go from size as large as DDD-GG down to a Full C-Small D cup. Others have even larger breast and want to go even smaller than a C cup. The exact final cup size cannot be absolutely guaranteed because everyone's bodies are very different  and  cup sizes in varying stores are also different.  For instance, one person may fit into a C cup at one chain store and be sized at a DD cup at a specialty bra shop. The key is to safely obtain your desired size that looks great to you in the mirror. So, it is best to have a thorough discussion with Dr. Cuzalina about your cosmetic goals for breast reduction in Tulsa, OK. We can explain the process and let you know how much tissue should be removed.

What is recovery like?

Patients at Tulsa Surgical Arts are excited about the almost immediate relief they feel after breast reduction surgery. Back and neck pain should subside soon after treatment because the extra weight is no longer present. Of course, it is still important to take time off and follow our recovery guidelines. This may include wearing a surgical bra and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks.  Dr. Cuzalina commonly includes liposuction to the sides of the breast and in front of the armpit during his breast reduction surgeries which can improve the final aesthetic result further but may increase some of the post operative swelling and soreness.

How will my life improve?

Say goodbye to neck and shoulder pain, skin rashes, and more. After recovering from breast reduction surgery, you won’t have to hunt down special bras to support heavy tissue. Your daily routines and exercise routines will also improve. Best of all, you can find clothing that fits comfortably over your chest and body. Discover additional benefits by scheduling a breast assessment.

Treat heavy breasts with surgery

While reading about breast procedures online is a great idea, nothing is as important as an in-person consultation with a trained professional. Dr. Angelo Cuzalina can determine the best way to move forward when you reach out for a consultation at Tulsa Surgical Arts. Learn the details of breast reduction in Tulsa, OK, by giving our team a call. We can help you reduce the pain associated with large and heavy breasts.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.