When it comes to breast augmentation, many people tend to think about implants. However, not all breast surgeries are for enhancements. Sometimes a person needs a breast reduction, which can help alleviate a lot of problems women with large breasts face. A recent study found that breast reduction surgery is one of the most common procedures performed.
Also known as a mammoplasty, this surgical procedure removes excess tissue, fat, and skin from both breasts. Here are five reasons why you should consider a breast reduction.
Why Get Breast Reduction Surgery?
The overall goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce both the size and weight of the breasts. Many women opt for this procedure because their breasts are not proportionate to their body frame and can lead to many physical and psychological issues that can negatively affect the quality of both their personal and professional lives.
1. Aches and Pains
Women with overly large breasts are all too familiar with the aches and pains that they have to deal with daily. Neck and upper back pain are constantly flaring up and over the counter medications don’t always alleviate the problem. They’re also not recommended as an ideal long-term solution for the potential health issues that they can cause.
The curvature of the spine can also be affected by overly large breasts. This, in turn, affects posture when sitting and standing. For women in the workforce, sitting at a desk in an uncomfortable office chair that offers no spinal support can make them feel like they’ve just run a 26-mile marathon come the end of the day.
2. Self Esteem
Overly large breasts can negatively affect the self-esteem of many women. This especially holds true for teenagers and younger women. Their classmates may tease them, or they may experience social issues during these critical formative years of their lives.
Women who have entered into the workforce can also experience many issues. Large breasts can generate unwanted attention from coworkers in a professional situation. This could lead to people treating them differently and making them feel that their breasts are the center of attention.
Over time, the extra attention can become tiresome and a point of contention for many women. This could potentially lead to issues with forming meaningful professional relationships or cause psychological problems such as depression.
3. Non-Fitting Clothing
For many women with regular sized breasts, finding clothing that fits can be challenging. Even if the top they like is in their size, there’s no guarantee they’ll like the overall fit.
For women with large breasts, it can be extremely challenging—if not impossible—to find a top that will fit them perfectly when their breasts are out of proportion regarding the rest of their body.
This can lead to feelings that you’re being stigmatized by the clothing or fashion industry as you struggle to find something that you feel comfortable wearing. The same also applies to swimsuits and intimate apparel.
4. Exercise is Painful
Many women will use a properly fitted sports bra when they exercise. For women with large breasts, it’s near-impossible to find a bra that can provide the support needed to allow them to exercise.
In a roundabout way, overly large breasts can contribute to a wide range of other health issues due to the lack of exercise. A study by the University of Portsmouth found that large breasts were the fourth biggest barrier to women working out—right behind time, energy, and health.
5. Sleeping Issues
It’s very uncomfortable for women with overly large breasts to sleep on their side or stomach. This forces them to sleep on their backs, which can sometimes lead to nighttime acid reflux and heartburn issues.
Insomnia is also another issue that many women face. They will toss and turn and get a fraction of the daily recommended 8-hours of sleep. This can lead to other health issues and poor performance at work or school.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Dallas
Having overly large breasts is a burden for many women. While they do have their perks, the disadvantages often outweigh the benefits in terms of health and quality of life. If you’re experiencing any one of the above issues due to large breasts, this is an excellent time to consider breast reduction surgery. It can help give you your life back and alleviate many of the problems you face due to your large breasts.
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adams, a leading expert in breast augmentation procedures. He will sit down with you and listen to your concerns and discuss the available options. Give us a call at (214) 965-9885 or contact us via our website. Dr. Adams is conveniently located in Dallas, Texas in Snyder Medical Plaza, just a short ride from the airport.