Women with large, heavy breasts may suffer physical pain from the weight of their breasts as well as social uneasiness due to unwanted attention to their breast size. Rather than live with these physical and emotional symptoms, many women turn to breast reduction surgery as a remedy. Breast reduction benefits both the health and appearance of women with large breasts by relieving chronic neck and back pain, and reshaping the breasts to form smaller, more proportionate contours.
Relief from Physical Discomfort
Large, heavy breasts can cause strain on a woman's body. Especially in cases where a woman's breasts are disproportionate to her frame, the extra weight of heavy breasts can:
- Adversely alter posture
- Lead to skeletal deformities
- Cause bra straps to produce painful indentations on a woman's shoulders
- Irritate the skin beneath the breasts
- Lead to breathing problems
By reducing the weight of a woman's breasts and making them more proportionate to her frame, breast reduction surgery can provide a woman with a chance to correct her posture while removing strain on the shoulders, back, and neck, and reducing overall pain. For women who found participating in sports or other physical activities difficult as a result of their chest size, the ability to move freely after breast reduction surgery is another major perk. For many women, these breast reduction benefits greatly outweigh the possible health risks.
Because breast reduction benefits a woman's health, the cost of surgery may be covered by the patient's insurance. It is important for women considering breast surgery to consult with both their cosmetic surgeon and insurance provider prior to treatment.
Breast reduction surgery improves a woman's appearance by:
- Creating breast contours that are more proportional to her body
- Correcting asymmetry, if the breasts are unequal in size
- Delivering smaller, firmer breast contours, similar to those achieved with a breast lift
Breast reduction also benefits a woman's appearance by allowing her access to a broader range of fashion choices. While women with large breasts may experience difficulty finding shirts and blouses that fit them properly, breast reduction surgery enables women to choose comfortable clothing with ease.
Because breasts are an important part of a woman's self-image, oversized breasts may negatively impact a woman's self-confidence. If a woman believes she is being stereotyped, or is drawing undesired attention because of her large breasts, she may begin to question her true talents and abilities. By reducing large breasts, breast reduction surgery can help a woman regain her self-confidence and positive self-image.
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Contact a Breast Reduction Surgeon for More Information
When seeking relief from large breasts, it is important to speak with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to learn more about the options available to you. Before deciding to have breast reduction surgery, it is important to have all the facts. A qualified cosmetic surgeon in your area will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about the surgical procedure itself, as well as breast reduction benefits, risks, and results.