While movies and TV shows may cause people to think large breasts are desirable, the truth is that disproportionately large breasts can cause health and emotional problems for largely endowed women. Back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and nerve pain are just a few of the physical symptoms big breasts can cause.
An extra-large chest can also make finding clothes and undergarments that fit a challenge, taking the fun out of shopping. On top of that, large breasts can make certain physical activities a challenge.
Here at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher Brooks helps women frustrated by large breasts look and feel their best with breast reduction surgery. This popular cosmetic procedure is a great option for many women, which is why 95% of women who get a breast reduction feel extremely satisfied.
We share more about breast reduction surgery to help you decide if it’s time to consider it.
When should I consider breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery gives you proportionate breasts for your body by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin and reshaping smaller, natural-looking breasts that won’t interfere with your daily life or cause you pain.
If any of the following issues sound familiar, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brooks to discuss breast reduction surgery:
You have chronic pain
Large breasts can lead to chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain. If you’re ready to say goodby to chronic pain caused by disproportionately large breasts, a breast reduction procedure may be the answer.
Your breasts droop and sag
There’s no doubt about it — large breasts are heavy. This extra weight causes sagging and drooping, changing the position of your breasts. Dr. Brooks often corrects this by adding a breast lift to your breast reduction. This allows him to correct the position of your smaller breasts, making them perkier.
Your size negatively affects your self-confidence
If your large breasts make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious, consider breast reduction surgery as a solution. A breast reduction means bras and clothes will fit better, restoring your confidence in your appearance. The procedure also helps you feel comfortable and confident wearing bathing suits, when meeting new people, or when it’s your turn to be in the spotlight during presentations and meetings.
You can’t fully take part in physical activities
Having very large breasts can make physical activities like running and jumping painful and uncomfortable. If your breasts make taking part in sports and other healthy activities a chore, breast reduction surgery can help.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is an option for most women whose breast size causes them emotional and physical trouble.
However, you may not be a suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are obese
- Have diabetes
- Have heart problems
- Have an underlying medical condition
Dr. Brooks may suggest waiting to get your breast reduction surgery if you’re planning to get pregnant or breastfeed.
If you think breast reduction surgery is right for you, our team at Brooks Plastic Surgery is here to help. Call our office or request an appointment online today.