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The 9 Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

| September 19, 2022 August 2, 2023 | |

benefits of breast reduction surgery

A lot of women have wanted larger breasts for years, making breast augmentation among the most popular cosmetic procedures there is. But there are also women whose large breast size causes them a few problems. It all boils down to what your own body needs and which kind of plastic surgery addresses it. In this case, this is what a breast reduction procedure is for.

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. It offers the following long-term benefits to women who struggle in their daily lives because of the weight and size of their breasts:

1. Alleviates Back Pain

The weight of heavy breasts causes strain, discomfort, and even pain in your back, neck, and shoulders. This is why, although the breast reduction procedure is seen by many as cosmetic surgery, a lot of its patients have decided to undergo the operation for pain relief.

2. Encourages A More Active Lifestyle

It is challenging to do, much less enjoy, an exercise routine if your breasts get in the way. Being physically active makes shoulder and back discomfort even more noticeable. With such inconveniences, it is easy to give in to the temptation of skipping a sweat session.

With smaller breasts, you can do aerobics as well as other types of exercise with ease. In fact, many breast reduction patients get more committed to doing various routines including challenging ones. This will only make you more enthusiastic about taking good care of your body through regular exercise.

3. Eases Numbness of the Hands and Fingers

Heavy breasts may cause a tingling or numbing sensation in the upper extremities. This can inhibit your functionality. After your breast reduction procedure, you will be able to roll back your shoulders and decompress the nerves. It addresses the numbing or tingling sensation and even nerve pain.

4. Improves Hygiene

Large breasts mean having larger folds that are susceptible to rashes or infections. The constant friction of the breast skin and crease leads to inflammation.

By reducing the breast tissue, friction and sweating in the folds will be lessened. This will improve your hygiene and even bring relief to the area.

5. Gives Better Posture

Big breasts can affect your posture, causing you to slump because of the heavy weight. This is how breast size is balanced with the body. The forward hunching position can lead to compression of the shoulder blades.

A breast reduction procedure can lessen the weight of your breasts, making it easier for you to improve your posture.

6. Enhances Body Proportion

You might look and feel disproportionate because of your breasts. They might just be too large and out of proportion to the rest of your body. With a breast reduction procedure, you can say goodbye to a rounded upper body figure with large bulges.

By reducing your breast size, this surgery improves your contour, giving you a well-balanced and more feminine silhouette with perkier breasts.

7. Better Sleep

comfortable sleeping position

Sleep is among the common problems of women with large breasts. They are always on the lookout for comfortable bras to sleep in. It is difficult for them to find a comfortable sleeping position to sleep in on a nightly basis.

After your breast reduction procedure, you will notice a great improvement in your nighttime rest as your breasts no longer get in the way of your sleep.

8. Reduces Stress Levels and Improves Confidence

Large breasts can negatively affect the confidence and body image of some women. Their weight can cause the skin in the chest area to stretch, causing the areola area to sag and look larger. This can make women conscious of the appearance of their nipples and the rest of their chest area. Aside from this, women are also self-conscious when dealing with bras that lack enough support.

A breast reduction addresses these body image issues. In fact, a study concludes that the procedure gives patients a very high rate of satisfaction and an immense improvement in quality of life.

9. Better Fit Of Clothing

Finding clothes that fit perfectly can be inconvenient and frustrating. If you settle for clothes that are too large for your physique, you just end up fastening them in the front.

When your breasts become well-proportioned with the rest of your body, it will be easier for you to find clothes that fit better. You can finally wear tops that you once would not consider, and it will be easier for you to try the latest fashion trends. It can even save you a lot of time when shopping and deciding what to wear.

What Are The Tradeoffs?

Just like any other surgical procedure, breast reduction surgery also has a few pros and cons. One of its downsides is its accessibility. Breast reduction is not usually covered by insurance even if you have a medical reason for the procedure. There will also be scarring whose length will depend on the surgical technique.

You may also experience altered nipple sensitivity for a few months. And finally, although the results of breast reduction surgery are permanent, the effects of pregnancy will be inevitable.

Assisting You To A Lighter and Healthier Life

We have seen the patients of breast reduction surgery enjoy these benefits, and we are glad that they are pleased with the results of the procedure, enabling them to live their lives in a lighter and healthier way.

The board-certified plastic surgeons here at Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery welcome any questions you may have about the breast reduction procedure. Schedule a consultation with us through our contact page or phone number +1 855-687-6227.

About the Author

Dr. Ergun Kocak, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast using DIEP, SIEA GAP, TUG, PAP, and direct-to-implant, in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH.
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*Our blog entries are written in order to further educate our patients and raise awareness towards topics related to plastic surgery. Any solutions offered on this blog are intended to help possible patients develop educated decisions before undergoing a consultation with our doctors.

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