For many women, breasts play a significant role in how they feel about themselves. Women with smaller breasts often wish they were “blessed” with larger ones, but the truth is that larger breasts don’t always feel like a blessing. Women with disproportionately large breasts often suffer from pain, discomfort, and extreme self-consciousness. The good news is that when a woman’s breasts are too large for her frame and negatively impact her life in these ways, breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) provides an effective solution.
During the breast reduction procedure, the surgeon removes excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue to create a more proportionate breast size that causes less strain on the body. The procedure has a very high patient satisfaction rate. In addition to a smaller breast size, most patients who undergo breast surgery can also expect:
For women with excessively large breasts, back and shoulder pain are a given. When your breasts are too large for your body type, their weight causes strain on the spine, resulting in back, neck, and shoulder pain. Bra bands digging into the shoulder to hold up heavy breasts add even more pain. Breast reduction surgery significantly reduces the amount of pain suffered as the result of overly large breasts.
More fun exercising
Ok, so most of us love the results we get from spin class more than we love the pain of pushing ourselves through the second half hour of class with burning thighs. But when going to the gym means more pain from moving around with sore, heavy breasts, the idea of exercise becomes even less appealing. There’s no denying that a breast reduction procedure can make exercise more comfortable and more…uh, fun. But it doesn’t just help in the gym. With the decrease in pain from breast weight, an all-around active lifestyle becomes more achievable.
Button gap. Strapless nightmare. Uniboob. Embarrassing spillage. The list of things that can go wrong with clothing when your breast size is out of proportion with the rest of you goes on and on. While such worries may seem like mere vanity to someone who does not have these problems, most women with overly large, heavy breasts experience a great deal of worry and stress over feelings of self-consciousness in ill-fitting clothes. Which may be one reason so many women who undergo breast reduction surgery report a higher quality of life after their procedure.
Easier bra shopping
In recent years, an increase in specialty lingerie shops has made it easier for large-breasted women to find flattering bras in their size. But the high cost of beautiful, quality lingerie in extended sizes limits most women to infrequent, special-occasion purchases. Shopping for affordable everyday bras is still challenging for disproportionately large-breasted women. A decrease in breast size by way of breast reduction surgery results in a more proportionate body shape that makes bra shopping easier.
A boost in confidence
Let’s recap: A breast reduction procedure can result in less pain, a more active lifestyle, enhanced body image, and more options for prettier underthings. When looked at from that perspective, it makes perfect sense that a boost in confidence would follow. Liberation from the extra weight, strain, self-consciousness, and limitation associated with overly large breasts opens up a greater sense of possibility for living.
More satisfying sex
When a person feels good about herself and comfortable in her own body, she’s more likely to feel sexy and experience enhanced pleasure in the bedroom. Considering this, it’s not surprising that sexual satisfaction has been linked with self-confidence, body image, and physical health. Research on the benefits of breast reduction in particular has found that women who have undergone the reduction procedure report higher levels of sexual wellbeing than they had before surgery.
Breast reduction surgery can change your life for the better!
If your life revolves around alleviating the pain of heavy breasts, minimizing their appearance, or otherwise struggling with breasts too large for your frame, breast reduction surgery can truly change your life. At San Diego Body Contouring, we’ve been helping women correct breast issues for decades, and we’ve seen firsthand the powerful effect the breast reduction procedure can have on a woman’s life. If you’re ready to talk about whether breast reduction surgery is right for you, call us at (619) 697-1325 to schedule a consultation today.