For many women, macromastia, or overly large breasts, is more than just an aesthetic issue — it's also a health concern. Large breasts can cause discomfort and pain in the shoulders, neck and back. The medical condition can also cause rashes, interfere with physical activities and even cause upper extremity numbness, tingling and headaches. And these conditions are not unique to older women.
Juvenile hypertrophy of the breast JHB is a rare and relentless disease affecting women in the peripubertal period. We present a year-old girl with massive bilateral JHB, successfully treated with a breast reduction and free nipple graft technique. A total of grams of breast tissue had been removed, accounting for Prophylactic hormonal therapy was not commenced. During the 5-year follow-up period, there was no recurrence and the patient remains satisfied with the aesthetic outcome. A recent meta-analysis study indicates that subcutaneous mastectomy is associated with reduced risk of recurrence, but it is more deforming and the aesthetic result is inferior to a reduction mammaplasty. In patients treated with the latter technique, some evidence exists suggesting that the use of a free nipple graft is associated with a less frequent risk of recurrence than a pedicle technique.
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Jump to navigation. Macromastia is a condition in which the breast tissue is abnormally enlarged. Large breasts can cause your teen health and emotional issues, as well as impair their ability to live an active lifestyle.
An Australian mother whose breasts haven't stopped growing since she was eight-years-old has opened up on how hard her life has been for the last 15 years. Sheridan Larkman, 23, from Victoria's Trafalgar now lives with size K breasts, and fears her breasts will keep growing, if she doesn't have surgery soon. The mum-of-two revealed that she'd had DD-cup breasts since the age of 10, and said her life as a young teenager had been profoundly difficult. Sheridan Larkman pictured revealed that she had DD-cup breasts at the age of 10, and said her life as a young teenager had been profoundly difficult.