Breast hypertrophy : when to treat
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Breast hypertrophy is a condition causing the overdevelopment of breast tissue. The terms ‘macromastia’ and ‘gigantomastia’ refer to the severity of breast hypertrophy. Even if it doesn’t pose any health threat, it isn’t without consequences. In fact, the repercussions of hypertrophic breasts can be both psychological and physical.

Breast hypertrophy & everyday life

The condition is not necessarily a problem for every woman affected. When the muscles of the back are sufficiently supporting the weight of large breasts, they are much easier to bear. Unfortunately, most women suffer from this condition on a daily basis. If it’s also your case and you want to do something about it, a breast reduction with or without a breast lift in Tunisia might be the best course of action.

When do large breasts become a problem ?

breast reductionWomen with hypertrophic breasts can experience back pain as soon as adolescence, which will gradually worsen over time. The skin envelope of large breasts tends to sag very early because of their weight, which is why breast hypertrophy is often associated with breast ptosis (breast sagging). Aside from an unsightly appearance, breast sagging can cause skin irritation and infection under the breasts. Furthermore, the size and the weight of hypertrophic breasts are an obstacle to exercise which can worsen breast ptosis and cause pain, even with sports bras supporting the breasts.


Women with excessively large breasts can opt for plastic surgery to alleviate their symptoms and / or have more proportioned breasts. A consultation with a board certified surgeon is the best way for prospective patients to know their treatment options. Go to the price plastic surgery page of the website to know the costs of the treatments offered by Dr.Bouzguenda. Breast reduction, to reduce the size of the breast, is frequently combined to a breast lift in order to remove excess skin and maintain breast firmness, a procedure that usually lasts two to three hours.