Though having large breasts is glamorized in the media, there are many health problems women with disproportionately large breasts deal with that go unrecognized. Some of these physical symptoms include back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and nerve pain. Emotional and mental distress may arise as well as a result of these physical discomforts.
Having an extra-full bosom can also make it difficult to find clothes and bras that fit appropriately, adding extra stress to shopping. Additionally, for some women, large breasts can impede participation in sports and other physical activities.
Dr. Christopher Brooks at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, helps women weighed down with large breasts improve their health and appearance with breast reduction surgery. This procedure is a great option to relieve the stress and pain of living with disproportionately large breasts. Plus, the majority of breast reduction patients are satisfied with their results.
Continue reading for four reasons to consider breast reduction surgery.
Four reasons to consider breast reduction surgery
The aim of breast reduction surgery is to give you proportionally sized breasts for your body that don’t interfere with daily life or cause body aches and pains. This is achieved by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin from your breasts, followed by reshaping them into smaller, more natural-looking breasts.
If you can relate to any of the following issues, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brooks to discuss how breast reduction surgery can help you.
You experience chronic pain
Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain are all symptoms that can be caused by heavy, overly large breasts. If you’re ready to leave the chronic pain caused by disproportionately large breasts behind, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery.
Your breasts are drooping and saggy
Extra weight from large breasts can cause sagging and drooping, changing the position of your breasts. To correct this, Dr. Brooks often combines breast reduction with a breast lift. This corrects the position of your newer, smaller breasts, giving them a perkier appearance.
Your self-confidence is negatively impacted by your breasts
If you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your large breasts, breast reduction surgery is a good solution to consider. Breast reduction makes it easier to find bras and clothes that fit well and make you feel comfortable.
This helps to restore your confidence in your appearance. The procedure can also help you feel more comfortable wearing bathing suits, meeting new people, and being in the spotlight at work presentations and meetings.
You find it difficult or uncomfortable to take part in physical activities
Large breasts can make even the most routine physical activities like running and jumping painful and uncomfortable, limiting participation in these activities. If you’re unhappy with feeling discomfort when doing physical activities, it may be time to consider a breast reduction procedure.
Am I eligible for breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is a good option for most women of all ages, including teens, to leave behind the emotional and physical pain caused by large breasts. Talk to Dr. Brooks at Brooks Plastic Surgery to find out more about breast reduction surgery and if it’s right for you.
Though breast reduction surgery is an option for most women, you may not be a suitable candidate if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are obese
- Have diabetes
- Have heart problems
- Have an underlying medical condition
Dr. Brooks may recommend women who are planning to get pregnant or breastfeed postpone surgery.
If you think breast reduction surgery could be right for you, Dr. Brooks and his team at Brooks Plastic Surgery are ready to provide you with the answers you need. Contact our office in Hollywood, Florida, or request an appointment online with us today!