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Study on Macromastia (Excessively Large Breasts)

Before Breast Reduction After Breast Reduction

Before & After Breast Reduction by Dr Hodgkinson

A recent study published by the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics has once again raised the question of how adolescent girls are adversely affected by macromastia or enlarged breasts. The study looked at girls from the ages of 12-21 and asked them questions regarding their self-esteem, eating patterns, and breast related symptoms as well as asking them to partake in a physical examination by physicians. The researchers compared results between 92 girls with macromastria, as diagnosed by a plastic surgeon, and 103 girls with normal sized breasts.

It was found that girls with macromastia scored lower in all aspects of the study including self-esteem, quality of life, and breast related symptoms and were found more likely to suffer from physical symptoms such as neck, back, and shoulder pain and develop eating disorders. However early intervention can have a huge impact on all of these symptoms. Although parents may be hesitant to consider surgery as an option for their daughters, breast reduction remains the best form of treatment for macromastia.

If you suffer from physical and emotional duress due to enlarged breasts you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Dr Hodgkinson has been performing this type of cosmetic plastic surgery for nearly 30 years and is an expert in his field and can sit down and discuss with you the realities of the procedure and see if it is the right step for you.

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