Breast reduction surgeries aren’t in the news as much as their opposite, but they can have a profound effect on your life and health. If you’re considering this type of surgery, it will have a number of benefits for your body and your lifestyle. Overly large breasts can cause a variety of problems and issues. So if you decide to get them addressed, you will notice a number of changes, including a few you wouldn’t expect.
It may solve your back pain
Having large breasts can put a lot of pressure on your back and neck, causing pain and injury. The extra weight can cause neck strain, headaches, and pain from the bottom of the rib cage up to the top. Recent studies have also suggested that breasts larger than a D-cup can alter the curvature of the spine, causing all over problems and pain. In fact, these symptoms are so common that they’re probably the primary reason why women seek out breast reduction procedures.
The surgery will allow you to have a more active lifestyle.
Large breasts can restrict your movements and even stop you from doing certain activities. No matter how good your bra is, jogging is rarely comfortable with large breasts and can make most sports painful and embarrassing. If you choose to have breast reduction surgery, you’ll probably be surprised by how much you enjoy activities that your large breasts once made uncomfortable.
It will reduce any irritation you have underneath your breasts.
If you have large breasts and live in a hot climate then you probably get rashes under your breasts on a regular basis. These types of rashes can be extremely uncomfortable, embarrassing, and can even get infected, resulting in a trip to the doctor. Breast reduction surgery will reduce the amount of friction and heat build-up in the area, so you probably won’t ever get a rash there again.
It may help you breathe easier.
Large breasts can be heavy and the weight of them can restrict your breathing, particularly during exercise. Having breast surgery can lessen the weight and the pressure on your ribs and make it easier to take in a full, deep breath once more.
It could make you more confident.
Women who have large breasts often complain that other people stare at them or just that they feel uncomfortable and as if they’re on display. A lot of women who experience this prefer to cover themselves up with baggy clothes in an attempt to hide their shape. If you try this tactic, it will have a profoundly negative effect on your body confidence. But having your breasts reduced can help you take it back again. It means that you will be more willing to show off your figure, and that will benefit your self-image and how others see you as well.
Your breasts will be reshaped and resized.
Breast reduction surgery isn’t as simple as taking out some of the fat. During this surgery, the excess tissue is removed and the breasts are moved up into a natural position. If they’re asymmetrical, this can be fixed as well. So not only will your breasts be smaller, they’ll also look better all-round too.
It will fix sagging breasts
Large breasts may look good on the very young, but as you get older they start to sag. During breast reduction surgery, this excess skin will be removed and the breast tissue shifted upwards to give you a smaller, perkier look. It will quite literally take years off your figure.
You’ll find it easier to shop for clothes.
Finding clothes that fit over large breasts can be a nightmare, particularly if you’re small everywhere else. But once you have breast reduction surgery, you’ll be able to wear whatever you want. And this will make your shopping trips shorter and much easier.
Your stretch marks will be greatly reduced.
During breast reduction surgery, all of your excess skin will be removed, which means that your stretch marks will be the first to go. If you have large breasts, then your stretch marks are probably quite extensive, which can be embarrassing. But this type of surgery will eliminate this problem.
It will improve your posture.
If you’re used to carrying around large breasts then you probably walk with your shoulder stooped forward to help carry their weight. This can cause problems with your back and also makes you look older. But having this surgery will allow you to walk straight and give you great posture and all the benefits associated with it.
So if you’re thinking about breast reduction surgery today, talk to your doctor about the best option for you.
About the Author: Dr. Michael Yunaev is an Oncoplastic Breast, General and Cosmetic Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at the Breast & Body Clinic. He is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and a passion for treatment of all aspects of Breast & General Surgery.