Few things are harder for a young woman to overcome than the embarrassment of a disproportionate body, particularly when it involves excessively large breasts. Women don’t want to complain because it’s not the same as disfigurement due to a car accident or a disability like cerebral palsy. But, the fact remains that excessively large breasts (gigantomastia, mammary hypertrophy) become a source of ridicule, neck/back pain and emotional isolation. Joy is lost for many women.
This small young lady, 20 yo, 5’1’ and 110 lbs had been burdened by mammary hypertrophy (32DD) since an early teenager. She was extremely shy and uncomfortable with her figure. Just performing her physical exam was a challenge for me. I truly felt her pain and wanted to help. She, her mother and myself talked at length about breast reduction surgery. I wanted her to think ahead about the trade off’s of surgery- undergo surgery under general anesthesia, acquire permanent scars, potentially not be able to breast feed her children, possibly imperfect results, etc. We met a few times and got to know each other quite well.
She came to the conclusion that smaller breasts, regardless of scars and any imperfections, were well worth any of the risks. I trusted her understanding of the process and she trusted me to do the very best surgery possible. It has been a tremendously satisfying experience for us both. She is now a 32B, wears clothes that she enjoys and has a lightness of being to her personality that is just the beginning of the confidence that is coming into about herself!
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Surgeon: Dr. Ellen Mahony
Patient Age: 20
Patient Gender: Female
Breast Incision Type: Inverted T