While breast augmentation is one of the most common types of plastic surgery, if the size of your breasts cause you discomfort and pain, you may be a candidate for breast reduction. This surgery makes the breasts smaller to help eliminate back pain and other issues associated with large breasts.
At The John Bull Cosmetic Surgery Center and Laser MediSpa we offer several different breast treatments to help women get the look they want. While some women opt to augment smaller breasts, others find that a breast reduction is their solution.
Contact The John Bull Center today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Bull and his medical staff can answer any questions you may have, and help determine the right treatment process for your needs. If you do suffer from pain due to large breasts, here are some reasons you might consider a reduction.
To Relieve Pain and Increase Comfort
This is the most common reason that women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery. The weight of large breasts is associated not only with back pain and posture problems, but also with skin stretching, pulling, and irritation. Many women develop painful indentations in the shoulders because of the constant pressure on bra straps.
To Remove Physical Limitations
Women with large breasts may have difficulty doing activities such as running, swimming, and exercising. It can be tough to find sports bras, for example, that fit and work well for those with very large breasts. The physical pain and discomfort that large breasts cause during physical activity can lead to weight gain and other issues.
To Improve Self-Confidence
While large breasts are often seen as a beauty ideal, many women with large breasts feel uncomfortable with their size. They may have trouble buying bras that fit and wearing certain types of clothing, particularly bathing suits. Having breast reduction surgery can alleviate this discomfort and make women feel more self-confident and prettier, as well as better proportioned.
If you relate to these reasons for having breast reduction surgery and have very large breasts on an average frame, you may be a candidate for this reconstructive procedure. This usually means that your cup size is at least a DD, but this varies depending on your overall weight and other factors. In general, to be a candidate for breast reduction, you must experience pain or discomfort caused by the size of your breast, and/or be unhappy with their size, shape or appearance. In some cases, your doctor will recommend that you lose weight prior to the procedure, particularly if you are overweight or obese.