Top 5 Reasons to Get a Breast Reduction

Having large breasts has always been regarded by society as attractive, desirable, and feminine. But what happens when your breasts are too large and cause pain and other issues that impact your quality of life? Fortunately, there is a solution.

At Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center, we provide breast reduction services performed by our expert plastic surgeons, Dr. Rachel Ford and Dr. Brian Eichenberg. They speak with you about the problems you’re experiencing and work with you to get to a more manageable breast size.

There are several reasons why you may want to reduce the size of your breasts, here are the top five.

Chronic pain

Many women with overly large breasts experience pain in multiple areas of their bodies. Shoulder, neck, and back pain are very common and can disrupt daily activities and overall comfortability. The weight of your breasts can cause the strain and discomfort that results in the chronic pain you may be experiencing. The weight of your breasts pulling down on your bra straps can be another source of pain, as the straps can form indentations and soreness on your shoulders.

Nerve pain and numbness is also reported in women whose breasts are too large for them to support. Nerve pathways can become compressed and lead to numbness in your hands and/or fingers. You may even experience numbness in your breasts due to the weight of the breast tissue.

Rash or skin irritation

Skin irritation and rashes are another common plights of women with overly large breasts. Chafing can become a persistent issue when your breasts rub against your clothing, bra, or skin. Heat rashes between or underneath your breasts are also a possibility. Even infections can occur as a result of large breasts.

Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections can appear when chafing prevents sweat and moisture from evaporating and causes wetness to get trapped. The warm, damp environment is perfect for cultivating infection. This can lead to skin breakage, bleeding, and rash spreading.

Shortness of breath

This issue is more common than you might think. Many women with overly large breasts find it more difficult to breathe. This is because the weight of the breast tissue compresses your chest, especially when lying down. Experiencing shortness of breath can be scary and worrisome, and is certainly uncomfortable. Once the excess weight is removed, your lungs and diaphragm have an easier time doing their jobs, and your breathing is returned to a normal, comfortable rate.

Restricted activity

Women who love to participate in sports or various exercise routines can be restricted due to their breast size. Certain movements and activities can be painful, such as running and jumping. While certain exercise routines can be altered to ensure relative comfortability, that’s less possible with sports. Being limited in the activities you’re able to do can lead to lifestyle changes and other issues, such as weight gain, loss of muscle tone, and changes in your mental health. 

Self-consciousness

Speaking of mental health, self-esteem is an important part of our well being, and having breasts that are too large can negatively impact it. Finding bras that are big enough in styles you prefer can be difficult. Clothing that fits your figure well can be a rarity. These obstacles can be frustrating on their own, but add on poor posture due to the weight of your breasts, and you may find yourself at your wit’s end.

Having poor posture goes beyond how we view ourselves when we look in the mirror. Physical problems, such as back pain, can arise as well. Your frustration then leads to exhaustion as a result of being unhappy with your posture and overall look.

No matter the issues you’re facing, our dedicated and compassionate staff at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to help. Your breast reduction experience starts with a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. 

We work with you to achieve a comfortable breast size that eliminates your symptoms, fits your frame, and makes you feel beautiful in your body. Give our Murrieta, California office a call today to schedule your consultation, or fill out our contact form online.

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