Breast reduction or a reduction mammoplasty is a form of plastic surgery that reduces the size of breasts. A woman can develop large breasts during puberty, postpartum, or upon gaining weight. Usually, when the breast become abnormally enlarged to the point where the bust-to-body ratio is not proportionate. This could be a result in the overdevelopment of the milk glands or the adipose tissues.

Regardless of the cause, abnormally large breast may cause pain and discomfort. It can also make performing some activities very uncomfortable. They are also a large cause for dissatisfaction among women with regard to their body. This results in lower self esteem and lack of confidence.

Problems Caused By Oversized Breasts

Enlarged breasts tend to sag and hang downwards, resulting in chronic back pain and pain to the neck, head, and shoulders. Large breasts are also culprits for respiratory issues in women as they compress the lungs, making it difficult for air to fill the lungs. Large breasts can cause blood circulation issues. They also result in rashes as they trap heat and moisture beneath and between them.

Chafing is also a common cause for bruising, rashes, and in some cases even skin infections. In such a case, the best help to seek is breast reduction as it addresses the problem at its root level. The first step is to meet a surgeon with whom you will need to discuss your medical history and lifestyle.

On the day of the surgery, you will be given general anesthesia and an incision will be made around the nipple region and downward. Then extra skin, tissue, and fat will be removed from the breast.

In some cases, drainage tubes might be used, after which the nipple is repositioned and sutured back into a proportional position. During the time of healing, surgical bras help promote faster healing. You will also be required to stop physical exercises while you heal.

Change Your Life

You must not limit large breasts to aesthetically unappealing issues but also view it as a health hazard. Once you undergo a breast reduction, you will automatically see a change in your body. To begin with, as the extra weight does not exist, the pain that your shoulders and neck felt will cease to exist. You can also finally bid adieu to all sorts of skin infections and irritations.

The procedure also leaves your breast well rounded and shapely. It adds firmness and eliminates the sag. This itself is a big change in the aesthetic aspect. Breast reduction also makes it easier for women to rid themselves of their respiratory ailments. You can now exercise and not feel a sort of heaviness and discomfort. This also means that the marks left behind by tight fitting bras will disappear.

The reduction in size will contribute to a more symmetrical body. This results in a more appealing body structure. More importantly, breast reductions can significantly improve your confidence levels.

Large breasts are a cause of social anxiety and the procedure helps eliminate that. A breast reduction can also be helpful to men with gynecomastia, more commonly referred to as male breast enlargement.

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If you’re suffering from the problems associated with large breasts, you can benefit from a breast reduction procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment and the benefits it can provide, contact the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your initial consultation today.