Nearly 1 million American women suffer negative side effects from their large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can help reshape your breasts by removing tissue or reducing the size of the nipples. In some cases, breast reduction surgery is performed to help the breasts appear more symmetrical.
There are many reasons why people decide to get breast reduction surgery and many benefits that come along with changing the size, weight, firmness, and shape of your breasts. Dr. Lesavoy at Lesavoy Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offers breast reduction surgery for patients wanting to achieve a healthier, more proportional figure.
Health Risks of Large Breasts
Large breasts can cause a range of problems, and not all of them are cosmetic. They can cause a range of health problems.
While there is a connection between having heavy breasts and being overweight, researchers have found that heavy breasts can actually pose more of a risk than just being overweight. Some of the most common physical effects of large breasts, include:
Back pain. One of the main side effects of having heavy or elongated breasts is back and neck pain. Heavy breasts add extra stress to the spine, causing you to lean back to support your weight. Not only does this put pressure on your spine, it also affects your neck and shoulders. Chronic back pain can make it difficult to perform regular activities, like exercising and performing physical chores around the house.
Nerve issues. Neck and back pain from large breasts often leads to poor posture, which can in turn lead to nerve disorders. Nerve disorders create numbness in the arms and hands during the day or at night, which can be incredibly uncomfortable.
Skin disorders. Heavy, sagging breasts can cause a range of skin problems, like rashes and breakouts. Not to mention, large breasts usually require larger bras, which can leave scratches and rashes on your shoulders. Not to mention, larger areolas are more inclined to experience irritation.
Breathing problems. It’s not uncommon for women with heavy breasts to experience shortness of breath and other breathing problems. When the weight of your breasts puts excessive force on your chest, it can hinder your ability to breathe correctly.
In some cases, women experience headaches from the excessive pressure put on their spine and shoulders.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
While sometimes physical therapy and ergonomic changes can help women with heavy breasts, the most effective treatment is breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery can be one of the most worthwhile cosmetic surgeries. Do you avoid wearing certain clothing or swimsuits, because of your large breasts? After breast reduction surgery, patients often report an increase in confidence and a newfound sense of freedom to wear certain clothes and partake in activities they once avoided.
Breast reduction surgery makes your breasts more proportional in size and weight, alleviating the negative discomforts of large breasts. Not only does breast reduction surgery help with the physical side effects of large breasts, but it also enhances your physical appearance, which can have profoundly positive effects on your mood and overall disposition.
Oftentimes, women that are self-conscious of their large breasts will hunch forward, trying to hide their figure. This can cause severe back pain and worsen unhealthy posture.
Unlike weight loss and other methods for improving back pain, the benefits of breast reduction surgery provide long-lasting results. However, if you want your breast reduction surgery to have a longer impact, you should wait until you are done having children or reach a consistent weight before opting for surgery.
Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Breast Reduction Surgery
Are you suffering negative side effects from heavy breasts or want smaller breasts for cosmetic reasons? No matter the reason you would like smaller breasts, breast reduction surgery can help enhance your image, confidence, or overall health.
Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy uses the most effective plastic surgery techniques to help patients achieve smaller breasts that are aesthetically pleasing and expertly countoured. Schedule an appointment with our experienced Beverly Hills’ plastic surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy at (310) 248-5451.