How A Breast Reduction Can Improve Your Quality of Life
While many people think of breast surgery purely in the context of breast enhancement, there are thousands of women who suffer from physical, emotional and psychological problems due to breasts that are too large, heavy or disproportionate to the rest of the body. Although the saying “bigger is better” may be true for some, a breast reduction surgery could be necessary when your quality of life is affected by your cup size.
Macromastia – large breasts – is considered a common condition by plastic surgeons. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 63,000 breast-reduction surgeries conducted in the United States in 2011.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. This procedure has been reported to have many health benefits and has been known to alleviate problems such as back pain, neck problems, poor posture, excess sweating, skin infections and rashes, painful bra straps and the inability to partake in sports.
Carrying a lot of weight upfront can lead to aches and pains all over the body and is surprisingly restrictive. Those with a large bust often find that their back becomes extremely sore and this can affect their day-to-day life.
Breast reduction surgery gets rid of a lot of that heaviness and takes the strain off tired muscles. It allows people to move around easier and helps them to up their exercise intake if they want to become fitter. Running, skipping and even walking can be challenging with an ample chest, so going under the knife can be very liberating.
Breast reduction surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Breast reduction is a good option for you if you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large, your breasts limit your physical activity, or you experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts. If you suffer from these problems and think a breast reduction is right for you, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.