When Is a Breast Reduction Needed?
Many women would love to have large breasts that give them confidence and an appealing appearance. On the other hand, women who have breasts that are bigger than a double D or proportionately larger than their frame face a number of emotional and physical issues, including constant discomfort and pain.
Which Issues Can Be Caused by Oversized Breasts?
Breasts that are extremely large can result in a number of issues, including backaches, shoulder pain, numbness in the fingers and hands, posture issues, bra-strap depressions, neck pain, migraines, and chafing and itchy rashes under the breasts.
As women who have large breasts get older, their breasts get heavier and their shoulders naturally roll forward. This results in compression in the area where the ribs, shoulder blades, and nerves come through a rather narrow triangle, which compresses the nerve fibers enough to cause chronic pain.
Women experiencing significant back or neck pain because of enlarged breasts may also experience changes in the sensitivity of their nipples. Very often, these women find that there is a decreased sensation in the nipple because of the strain and pull of the breast, which puts the nerve under tension.
When Is It Likely That You Need a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction is a procedure in which excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts. This results in lighter breasts with better proportions. The skin of the breasts is also tightened, resulting in a lift and reshaping.
Women who feel like they have any one or more of the painful and uncomfortable problems mentioned above should consider getting a breast-reduction surgery. If you are experiencing emotional and physical stress from trying to cope with disproportionately large breasts, then a breast reduction may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
This procedure is a significant commitment and involves changes to the body, so if you do choose to opt for this surgery, you must ensure that you are emotionally and mentally ready for it. We can discuss this during your consultation at our office to ensure that you are a good candidate for a breast reduction.
Women who are excessively overweight or obese need to undergo a weight-loss program first before considering a surgical intervention. The breast size can be affected by a person’s weight fluctuations, so it is essential to have a stable healthy weight for at least six months to one year before undergoing a breast-reduction surgery.
Find Out More About Breast-Reduction Surgery
If your oversized breasts have been causing you physical or emotional problems, it’s time to make a change for the better. Contact our office today and schedule an appointment for a breast-reduction consultation.
Dr. Della Bennett, a board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients and a wealth of experience, will walk you through the details of the procedure. You will find out more about preparation, the recovery process, and the results that patients typically receive from this procedure. The two of you will discuss your complete medical history and any allergies you may have.