L.A. Breast Reduction
Avosant Surgical Associates
LA Breast Reduction Experts


Women with breast enlargement span all ethnic, socioeconomic and age groups. Many of them tend to continuously ask how and why they developed large, heavy breasts in the first place. Reasons are not conclusive and may be hard to pinpoint as women vary tremendously in the amounts of skin, gland tissue and fat in their breasts, regardless of their size.

For instance, a large-breasted woman may have less fat tissue than a woman with small breasts. That is not to say that there are not viable reasons why a particular woman may develop overly large breasts, also medically known as Macromastia or Mammary Hypertrophy. Genetics, hormones including both natural ones found in the body and those taken as medications, pregnancy, diet, early puberty and skin tone and laxity can all be possible reasons. Obesity may also be a reason but its relationship with breast enlargement is still unclear and most heavy women say that even with weight loss, their breast size does not decrease.

There have been recent controversy surrounding the notion that dietary patterns (i.e. hormone-treated animal proteins such as is found in meat and dairy products) are linked to early pubertal development and breast enlargement.

Many of these large-breasted women also begin to consider breast reduction surgery. They begin to question whether their breasts are too large and if they need to do something about it. However, regardless of the large shape and size of their breasts, it does not necessarily mean they need surgery. More important than breast size, significant symptoms or physical signs can help answer whether a woman needs a breast reduction. These symptoms can help to predict how much a woman will benefit from surgery and as medical research has shown, the more severe the symptoms, the higher the chances of a successful outcome benefiting the patient.

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