Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo — MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)
A breast reduction is a highly beneficial procedure for some women. Not only does it provide cosmetic benefits, but it can be of medical benefit to patients who are experiencing physical symptoms as a result of large breasts. In this article, we’ll outline the benefits that you may experience after the procedure.
1. Reduced Chronic Pain
Many women experience back pain, neck pain, migraines, and other ailments as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. As we age, our shoulders tend to curve forward more, an effect that can be exacerbated by large breasts. By having a breast reduction, you can reduce the strain that is placed on your upper back, thus alleviating the chronic pain.
2. Improved Sleep
Having large breasts can make it difficult to find a comfortable position when sleeping. Often, women resort to wearing a bra when sleeping for added support and comfort. With a breast reduction, you are likely to sleep better in any position while wearing whatever you wish.
3. Reduced Chafing
Big-breasted women may have difficulty finding bras that fit well, causing the breasts to overflow. This can result in constant chafing, which is a skin problem that occurs when the skin rubs against clothing. Chafing can make your skin sting and redden and may lead to a rash. By having a breast reduction, you are more likely to find bras that fit, thus reducing chafing.
4. Better Exercise
Large breasts can impact your capacity for physical activity. Many women with big breasts feel uncomfortable and self-conscious when performing intense workouts in public. By reducing the size of your breasts, you will feel more comfortable moving your body, enabling you to get better exercise.
5. Improved Clothing Fit
Having disproportionately large breasts can make it difficult to wear certain types of clothing, such as crop tops and halter necks, or find clothes that fit both the shoulders and bust. Therefore, having a breast reduction will expand your wardrobe options by providing you with a more proportionate upper body.
6. Improved Self-Confidence
Large breasts that appear out of proportion are a source of insecurity for many women that can affect their self-confidence. In addition to the cosmetic concerns, the difficulty of exercising, wearing clothes, and suffering chronic pain takes an emotional toll on many women. In such cases, a breast reduction can help restore a patient’s self-confidence.
7. Better Posture
Having large breasts often leads to poor posture as the muscles around the shoulders and neck are strained by excessive weight. Some women also develop a habit of hunching to hide their breasts, which further exacerbates the problem. A breast reduction can lead to better posture by making it easier to straighten your upper body.
Is Breast Reduction Worth It?
As detailed above, disproportionately large breasts can affect a woman’s life in several ways. Since breast reduction can be a permanent solution to many of these cosmetic concerns and physical ailments, many women consider it to be a worthwhile procedure.
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Dr Omar Tillo is a double-board certified surgeon specialising in body contouring surgeries, including breast reduction. With extensive experience in breast surgery and other breast cosmetic procedures, he has the skills and knowledge to deliver natural-looking proportionate results. If you are considering a breast reduction, book a consultation with Dr Tillo at the CREO Clinic to discuss a bespoke treatment plan.