Although breast enlargement is a more common procedure, many women are seeking the opposite: breast reduction. Women with over-sized breasts frequently experience physical pain from their breasts’ disproportionate size. Neck and back pain, grooves caused by bra straps, and degenerating bone structure and an inability to engage in some athletic activities are just a few of the reasons women undergo breast reduction surgery. They may also be embarrassed due to the culture’s emphasis on breast size and the unwanted attention they experience. As breast reduction techniques improve, many women are making this choice.
Getting rid of discomfort caused by extremely large breasts
Heavy breasts that are disproportionate to a woman’s skeletal structure place a real burden on her form. The weight of breasts can cause chronic irritations of the skin. Even breathing problems and can result from large breasts.
By bringing large breasts more in line with a woman’s skeletal frame, breast reduction surgery helps women achieve better posture, and relieve many years of neck and back pain and irritation.
Improving a woman’s outlook
Pain relief is a great benefit of breast reduction surgery for women with overly large breasts, but these women are also eager to be able to relax and be comfortable with who they are—free from unwanted attention, stereotypes, and self-consciousness. Unwanted interest causes many women to try and conceal their breasts with poor posture or concealing clothing, and they may become increasingly dissatisfied with how they look.
Women feel they are constantly judged by their large breasts; their confidence in themselves gradually breaks down and they begin to doubt their abilities.
Breast reduction surgery, by taking the focus off of a woman’s breasts, can assist her in reclaiming the confidence that she can do whatever she wishes.
As with any surgery, breast reduction surgery involves some risks, such as bleeding and infection and an adverse response to the anesthesia. Some other unlikely, but possible risks include:
- Losing feeling in the nipples
- Diminished blood supply to the nipples, resulting in nipple loss and scarring
- Future lack of ability to breast-feed
- Breasts or nipples not the same in size, position or contour
More and more women are enjoying the comfort, freedom of movement and increased self-confidence they have gained as a result of breast reduction surgery.
Consider Your Options
Not all women who feel self-conscious about their breasts actually need breast reduction. Sometimes, if the problem is chafing, discomfort, or a negative appearance, a woman can get dramatic improvement with a breast lift, even a breast lift with implants, rather than breast reduction.
The best way to determine what might be best for you is to schedule a breast reduction consultation with a local plastic surgeon.