With so many women choosing breast augmentation to enhance their breasts, you may find it surprising how satisfied women with large breasts are after choosing breast reduction surgery. In fact, in a 2012 study published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, women who had breast reduction surgery were significantly more satisfied than their surgeons with the results.
Why is that, you wonder? Well, because breast reduction surgery for women with overly large breasts offers both physical and emotional benefits.
Here at Pousti Plastic Surgery in San Diego, Dr. Tom Pousti has one goal in mind: to offer you the ability to reshape your life. And he wants you to know why so many women are so satisfied after reducing their breasts.
No more pain
One of the primary reasons women seek breast reduction surgery is due to the pain that large breasts can cause in your neck, shoulders, or back. Removing excess breast tissue can relieve stress and pressure on your back and neck to eliminate your discomfort. It may also decrease your risk of developing back problems in the future.
And that’s not to mention the pain you probably experience from bra straps digging into your shoulders, which can irritate and pinch nerves. Now that the load is lighter, that discomfort may be significantly reduced or gone altogether.
Boost in self-confidence
Large breasts can make you very self-conscious. You may wonder, “Are they looking at me or are they looking at my breasts?” This can lead to shame, poor body image, and low self-esteem. It may even keep you from seeking out new opportunities.
When we reshape your breasts and make them more proportional to your body, all those hang-ups go away so you feel more confident and get a boost in self-esteem.
Get back to your workout
Large breasts can make working out, or any active endeavor, downright difficult. Jumping or running not only hurts your breasts, but also puts extra stress on your neck and back. Plus, it can be difficult finding a sports bra big enough to give you the support you need.
After breast reduction, you can go for a run or play a round of tennis without feeling pain, short of breath, or exhausted.
More wardrobe options
With excessively large breasts, you may avoid shopping altogether due to the difficulty you have finding something that fits. You need to either get clothes that are too big so they fit your breasts or too small so they fit your body. You may also be spending a lot of money on tailoring to fix the clothes you do find so they look OK.
Reducing your breast size streamlines your look so you’re more proportional, which makes shopping a whole new ballgame. You can find clothing that fits right off the rack and you have more freedom to dress how you want because you have so many more options.
When your breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body, you may spend a lot of time trying to hide them by hunching your shoulders. Unfortunately, your attempt at trying to shrink your breasts can affect your posture. After breast reduction, with your newfound confidence, you may walk with your shoulders back where they’re supposed to be and enjoy all the benefits that come with better posture, including more room for your lungs to breathe, less stress on the joints in your spine, and stronger core muscles.
Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change your life, on the inside and out. To learn more about the surgery, call us at Pousti Plastic Surgery today or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pousti.