Why Some Women Choose to have Breast Reduction Surgery

Are you bothered by the appearance of your large breasts? Maybe they are causing you physical discomfort? Breast reduction is an incredibly helpful surgery for women who have significantly large breasts. If you are experiencing any of these factors, you may want to consider breast reduction surgery.

1. Bra Straps Digging In

Large breasts have a significant amount of weight that pulls the bra down, causing the straps to dig into the shoulders. This is incredibly uncomfortable and can cause embarrassment because of the visible marks and indentations left behind on the skin. Smaller breasts would alleviate the pressure that pulls the bra down, making a bra much more comfortable to wear.

2. Increase Comfort while Sleeping

If you have large breasts and tend to toss and turn a lot while sleeping, this could be the primary reason you wake up with a sore back or stiff neck. Large breasts can also make it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position, simply because they get in the way and can feel heavy when you lay on your side. Smaller breasts do not pull down as much when a woman lays on her side, making it much easier to get a restful night of sleep.

3. Improve Back Pain

Large, heavy breasts put constant pressure on the back, shoulders, and neck. This creates prolonged back pain that makes certain activities like running and other physical activities difficult. Strained muscles could also require further medical treatments and ongoing physical therapy to strengthen and repair them.

4. Better Posture

Large breasts and the pressure they put on the shoulders causes many women to use a hunched posture. Although this is often done without noticing, the hunched position could worsen back pain over time. With a smaller-sized bra, you may experience improved posture because of the decreased pressure on the back and shoulders.

5. Prevent Stretch Marks

As we age, our breasts slowly lose elasticity due to the loss of collagen in our skin cells. Dr. Wendell Perry, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, says that breasts that have lost a lot of elasticity are likely to stretch out and could cause stretch marks. Large breasts that lose elasticity will sag significantly, making you more likely to develop stretch marks.

6. Protect Your Skin

Large breasts can cause chaffing and skin irritation beneath the breast fold. The breasts rub against the skin of the upper abdomen and the underwire could cut into the skin, similar to the bra straps. If you’re experiencing skin irritation because of large breasts, it might be a great time to consider a breast reduction.

Schedule a Consultation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wendell Perry can alleviate the discomfort that large breasts cause with breast reduction surgery. Your procedure will be customized to your needs and we can plan to reduce the size of your breasts by one or multiple cup sizes. Schedule a consultation today by calling ourAlexandria – Woodbridge, VA & Rockville, MD office or filling out an online contact form.