Alternatives to breast reduction surgery

It's sometimes possible to reduce problems caused by having large breasts without the need for surgery.

The following measures may help:

  • lose weight if you're overweight, losing weightcan help reduce the amount of fatty tissuein your breasts
  • a professional bra-fitting service for many women with problems due to large breasts, getting a professional to fit a correctly-sized bra can reduce discomfort
  • physiotherapy exercises from a physiotherapist can sometimes help with aches and pains caused by large breasts
  • psychological support and treatment this can help if your large breasts arecausingemotional or mental health issues

Breast reduction surgery willusually onlybe available on the NHS if alternative measures such as these have been tried first.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018