Reducing Your Breasts May Improve Your Health
It’s pretty common now for you to see a woman in a movie, on the television, or even on the streets and wonder, “Are those real?” Breast surgery has been around for decades, but it continues to be among the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures chosen by plastic surgery patients around the country. Breast implants easily dominate the top of the list with over 286,000 procedures performed last year alone; however, breast reductions are steadily rising in numbers every year. Rather than choosing to increase their breast size, more and more women are getting their breasts reduced.
More Tissue, More Issues
The soft tissue that makes up your breasts spends a lot of time growing during your life, starting when you hit puberty. Some women have their large breasts as far back as their teenage years, but there are other things that affect the growth of your breasts, like pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and hormone imbalances. The size and shape of your breasts can actually change many times throughout your life.
When your breasts have a larger volume, it can cause a few problems with your body. Being heavier on the top puts extra strain on your back because there is more weight to hold up. When your body has to work harder, it gets tired more easily. Having larger breasts can also be a problem if they are out of proportion with the rest of your figure. Being bigger on top can make you look bigger everywhere else. Trying to find things to wear that fit well is also a struggle if you are larger on top and smaller around the middle.
One of the biggest issues with having larger breasts is that they are difficult to reduce naturally once their size has stabilized. Major weight loss can do the trick, but if you’re only heavy in your breasts, that method isn’t going to do the trick. Other life changes are capable of affecting your breast size, but at a certain point, they are stuck as they are.
Reducing Your Breasts Could Make You Healthier
Women with larger breasts not only get tired faster, but they also have a harder time exercising because their breasts get in the way. Maintaining a good stamina level and feeling comfortable while you exercise becomes more difficult. Sports bras only go so far with some women, and the more breast tissue you have, the less you may feel able to do. Not being able to stay active also means having a less healthy lifestyle, which has negative ramifications for your entire body.
A breast reduction can improve or eradicate all these problems by removing the excess tissue and resizing your breasts so that they are proportional to your body frame. It’s also common for the breasts to be lifted so that they sit higher on your frame instead of having smaller breasts that are low on your torso. Your breasts will be smaller and more manageable, which will have tremendous positive impacts on your life.
Dr. Shapiro is one of the top plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale, AZ area with almost twenty years of experience. His goal is always to give you the best possible results that match your body proportions so your breasts look natural and aesthetically pleasing. It is also his priority to provide the best possible care while you are a patient. To schedule a consultation, call (480) 451-1700.