Woman desperate for breast reduction surgery

November 10, 2010

Woman desperate for breast reduction surgery
Woman desperate for breast reduction surgery

There is a common assumption that individuals who undergo breast surgery do so largely for aesthetic means, but for 60-year-old Jenny Ridal her desire to have a breast reduction is a matter of health. The woman has been battling a litany of health issues as a result of 42G breasts for years and is now investigating breast reduction surgery, she told the UK-based publication, The Star.

The grandmother of seven told the news source that she has been dealing with problems such as severe back pain and asthma as a result of the strain that her large breasts places on her frame.

"Several vertebrae in my upper spine are now becoming arthritic," Ridal told the news source. "I can't stand for long or walk very far because the weight of my bust pulls me forward. Even standing to cook a meal causes pain."

According to the Mayo Clinic, breast reduction surgery has been shown to alleviate chronic back, neck and shoulder pain. It can also improve posture and low-self esteem. Those considering the procedure should discuss the decision with a board-certified plastic surgeon and carefully weigh the risks and results.


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