5 Reasons Breast Reduction is Right for you! Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a reconstructive surgery that removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to attain a proportional size. Large or heavy breasts can cause a lot of pain and discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders. It can also be the cause of respiratory problems, as well as make it difficult to lead an active lifestyle. Of course, a good amount of women get this surgery to restore their self-confidence.
“Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. You’ll be rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will look better proportioned, and clothes will fit you better. These benefits make breast reduction one of the most satisfying procedures in plastic surgery.” – Dr. Lee 1
Whatever your reasons may be, we break down 5 reasons why it might be the right choice for you!
1. Physical Pain before Breast Reduction
Macromastia or gigantomastia is the medical condition for having overly large breasts. Women that have breasts measuring over 500 grams each have macromastia; breasts measuring over 1000 grams each have gigantomastia. Women with these conditions could experience horrible physical pain. These conditions are typically linked to excessive sagging of the breasts, chronic back pain (it can alter the curvature of the spine), neck and shoulder pain, impaired breathing, chafing of the skin (which will cause skin irritations), deep indentations due to bra straps and many more health concerns. 2
After the breast reduction, the back pain subsides and overall back posture improves significantly. The lines from the bra that could cause skin discoloration, in the long run, will disappear.
2. Emotional Pain
Low self-esteem is one of the most common mental issues caused by having overly large breasts that are disproportionate to your body. Large breasts tend to attract a lot of unwanted attention. A lot of women are objectified or made fun of for having large breasts, which is crazy and wrong but it’s the reality. Going a few sizes down, with a breast reduction will improve your self-image and you will start to feel more comfortable in your own body. A lot of women that undergo a breast reduction surgery, come out of it feeling more confident and happy. 3
3. Health and Exercise after Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery will have a major effect on the quality of your life. You can start leading an active life. This means doing exercises and activities that you never thought you could. Because physical activity is restricted by having large breasts, that has an effect on your weight. After the procedure, you can start losing weight and feeling healthier. 4 Although, you have to wait a few months till you can get back into it. Just wait for the doctor’s clearance then you are good to go to begin your new life. Sometimes, breast reduction can be combined with a tummy tuck surgery.
4. Best of the Bras
Women with large breasts have limited lingerie options. Often, they will only be available in neutral colors. However, after a breast reduction, colorful, lacy, and attractive bras are in your future. These bras tend to be less supportive, which is why women with large breasts tend to stay away from them. No more! Another improved to the bra changeup will be the straps. Women with large breasts have limited clothing options due to the bras made with very thick straps. You can finally start wearing bras with thinner straps. Clothing options will become infinite, too. 5 You can wear more flattering tops and dresses.
5. Sleeping Well after Mammoplasty
Women with large breasts have a hard time finding a comfortable position to sleep in. Disturbance of the sleep cycle can have a lasting impact on anybody’s quality of life. With a breast reduction, you can finally find a comfortable position and sleep better. This will have huge implications on your overall quality life and health. Some women claim that getting a mammoplasty has changed their lives for the better.
Of course, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to make sure that this procedure is right for you.