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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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