Large, heavy breasts can be a source of pain and discomfort. Breast reduction surgery is a medical procedure that can alleviate these symptoms by reducing the weight and size of your breasts. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Eric Cha M.D., FACS, the treatment is safe and can improve your appearance, activity level, sleep quality, self-esteem, and more. But surgery can be scary. So if you are wondering if it is worth the trouble, here is a look at seven great benefits of breast reduction.
1. Reduced Back Pain
One of the most common concerns of women with large breasts is pain and discomfort. The weight can cause your bra straps to dig into your shoulders, causing marks, pain, and sometimes scarring. But beyond this, the undue pressure exerted on your spine can lead to long-term neck, shoulder, and back pain. A breast reduction can alleviate or eliminate this tension and the resulting pain.
2. Better Exercise Experience
Heavy or large breasts can make exercising a hassle, especially when doing aerobics. The extra weight can feel uncomfortable when you move or jump, and your breasts can generally “get in the way” of some activities. Following a reduction, you can worry less about restrictive support bras and enjoy your exercise more.
3. Proportional Physique
Larger breasts can sometimes appear disproportionate to the rest of the body. This can make finding clothes that fit you a frustrating process. When you get a breast reduction, you can achieve a more proportionate figure with shapelier and perkier breasts and more clothing options.
4. Improved Self-Esteem
If the size or weight of your breasts makes you uncomfortable, it can interfere with your self-esteem and make you self-conscious about buying clothes, attending social events, going to the beach, and more. A breast reduction can boost your confidence and make you feel more confident in your body.
5. Improved Hygiene
The folds between your lower breasts and chest are highly susceptible to rashes, excessive sweating, and infections. This area can also be difficult to clean in the shower if you have to keep lifting your breasts to reach them. By reducing the size of your breasts, you can better access this area, clean it, and keep it rash and infection-free.
6. Better Sleep
In some cases, large breasts can make it difficult for you to find a comfortable position in which to sleep. Some women result in wearing uncomfortable, restrictive compression bras at night, which can exacerbate their discomfort. A breast reduction can give you more flexibility in your sleep, including allowing you to sleep on your stomach without experiencing pain. This can improve your sleep quality.
7. Nerve Pain Relief
As you age, weighty breasts can cause your shoulders to roll forward. This can compress the nerves in the area between your shoulder blades, leading to nerve pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms. Reducing the weight of your breasts can prevent this compression and the accompanying nerve pain.
Voluminous, heavy, or sagging breasts can not only cause long-term neck and back pain, but they can also make your body appear disproportionate. They can also interfere with your exercise regimen, wardrobe, sleep, and self-esteem. Fortunately, breast reduction can improve or eliminate all of these problems. You can discuss whether this procedure is right for you with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cha. Contact the Park Avenue office of Fifth Ave Plastic to learn more today.