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Having to deal with the daily discomforts and issues of having large breasts – the neck, back and shoulder pains, rashes, fatigue, headaches, etc. – is frustrating and inconveniencing enough. Engaging in sports or activities such as softball, volleyball, jogging, tennis or even swimming, however, can be immensely challenging and painful. Many of my patients seeking breast reductions have confided that they often have to wear 2 or 3 sports bras in order to feel more comfortable when involved in these types of activities. Others told me that the discomfort and hassles were so bad that they just gave up completely attempting to play sports.

The good news is that breast reduction surgery not only can successfully alleviate most if not all the symptoms associated with large breasts but it can allow for the opportunity to be involved again in sports. By reducing one’s breasts to the desired size, their untoward collateral effects on a woman’s activities can be minimized. Wearing just one well fitting sports bra may be all that is needed.

Over the years, I have had many of my breast reduction patients tell me that they are thrilled that they can finally participate in sports and other vigorous activities again and do so without discomfort. Many also noted that it was easier for them either to successfully lose weight or at least control their weight.

If you would like more information on breast reduction surgery or any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform such as liposuction or tummy tucks or to schedule a consultation with me, please contact my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

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