Staten Island offers numerous beaches, walking trails, gyms, and a wide variety of athletic venues for staying in shape. Although these health-oriented options are inviting, they may present an uncomfortable challenge for women coping with chronic problems caused by disproportionately large-sized breasts.
Women seeking permanent relief from the discomfort of uncomfortably large breasts, or female macromastia, might explore breast reduction as a means of resolving their distress.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. For many women, it is a way of improving their quality of life by extinguishing their long-term pain or discomfort and is not considered a cosmetic procedure.
Disproportionately large-sized breasts may trigger a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Breast pain
- Neck pain
- Upper-back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Bra strap grooving and irritation
- Rashes between and under breasts
Macromastia can impact a woman’s overall health and well-being in other ways, as well. The condition, for example, may:
- Make it difficult to purchase properly fitting clothing
- Hamper exercise and participation in playing sports
- Hinder the ability to maintain proper posture
- Negatively impact sleep
- Restrict everyday activities
EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
For teenagers and younger women, psychological and social influences may play an additional role in their desire to diminish breast size:
- For some, a behavioral response is to become self-conscious of their appearance, inspiring them to withdraw from such social environments like gyms, beaches and pools, and to avoid being seen in a tank top or bathing suit.
To find out more about reduction mammoplasty and learn if the procedure is a viable option for you, contact the Staten Island or Brooklyn offices of Michael J. Lacqua, M.D., to schedule a consultation: 718-761-3700.
ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF MICHAEL J. LACQUA, M.D.
Staten Island-based Michael J. Lacqua, M.D., is a preeminent plastic/reconstructive surgeon, hand surgeon and board certified wound care expert. Dr. Lacqua’s practice administers experienced, round-the-clock plastic surgery response to hand injuries and injuries requiring stitches – throughout Staten Island and the Southwest corridor of Brooklyn.
Treatment and surgical procedures following an accident are performed in either of Dr. Lacqua’s two offices (Staten Island, or Bay Ridge, Brooklyn), or at a local hospital.
Helping diminish the financial angst of those dealing with a sudden injury, the surgical practice works in tandem with patients and their insurance companies with a goal of providing optimum care with little or no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.
CONTACT DR. LACQUA
24-Hour Telephone: 718-761-3700
Dr. Lacqua’s offices are located at:
- 2372 Victory Boulevard; Staten Island, NY 10314
- 9602 4th Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11209