Nearly everyone has heard about breast augmentations and lifts to make breasts larger and to improve their appearance, but breast reductions are another very common procedure that women request when their breasts are too large. In fact, this procedure is rising in popularity among younger women. Even though women with smaller breasts may envy their friends with fuller bosoms, extremely large breasts can cause a number of issues, such as a lack of confidence and health problems. These issues can extend into personal and professional situations and may affect a woman’s quality of life.
One of the most common reasons why a woman might choose to have a breast reduction is back pain. Large breasts are quite heavy and can cause slouching or rounded shoulders over time. When the breasts are large enough, even a properly fitted bra is not capable of solving this problem. The straps can chafe and irritate the skin under the weight. Years of back pain can lead to exhaustion and frustration, causing a woman to feel hopeless when no amount of lifestyle changes or pain medication can offer them a permanent solution. The inevitable slouching after years of carrying heavy breasts can cause a woman to look insecure, which may affect her authority at work or cause her to look shy on dates.
Physical activity is a necessary part of life for healthy individuals, but large breasts can often get in the way of many exercise routines. Running on a treadmill can cause large breasts to bounce excessively and may aggravate existing back pain. They can get in the way of using some types of equipment and can throw a woman off balance during Pilates or yoga programs. Many women with large breasts end up avoiding time at the gym and are at risk of gaining weight that will make their breasts even larger. It’s a vicious cycle, but breast reduction is an excellent way to break free and start living the best version of your life.
Even in the absence of health problems, women may seek a breast reduction because they are unhappy with how their large breasts make them look. Sometimes breasts are simply not proportional to the rest of the body. Overly large breasts on a very short and slender woman can look strange and women with this type of build look much more balanced and attractive when their breasts are in proportion with their body. The goal is to restore a feminine hourglass shape instead of the woman’s current top-heavy profile.
Having large breasts can cause a great deal of insecurity to some women when their breasts are so noticeably large that they become the focal point of her body. These women may notice that the people around them often stare at her chest instead of her face during conversations or introductions. It can feel difficult to be heard and respected in these kinds of situations and many women feel liberated and more confident after a breast reduction because people tend to focus more on her and less on her overly-large breasts. Wardrobe malfunctions
Buying new clothing should be a fun and exciting experience, but it can be a daunting challenge for women with large breasts. Trying to find clothing that fits is nearly impossible when a woman is slender but has large breasts. She is often forced to buy baggy clothing so that her breasts will fit comfortably. Ill-fitting clothes never look quite right and make it very difficult to look professional or formal when required. Button-up shirts for the office nearly always pull apart at the buttons and become too revealing. V-neck sweaters tend to require undershirts to hide cleavage that may come across as unprofessional in a work environment. It can be equally difficult to dress appropriately for the gym since most sports bras are quite small or lack the support required to restrain very large breasts in a comfortable way. Over time, the difficulty of choosing clothes can erode a woman’s self-confidence and may cause her to miss out on personal and professional opportunities.
If you are experiencing any of the feelings associated with the topics above, requesting a consultation for a breast reduction is the first step to self-improvement. Your surgeon will evaluate your current health status to make sure that you are well-suited for the surgery and then all necessary steps and precautions will be explained to you in detail. Regardless of whether you want to change your breast size for health-related reasons or simply to change your appearance and improve your self-confidence, breast reduction surgery can have a lasting and significant impact on your overall quality of life. It’s time to start feeling more comfortable in your own body so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer! There is no reason to stay trapped in a body that is making you unhappy.