For women with large breasts, having breast reduction surgery can be life-changing. This breast surgery can relieve them of trouble working out, back and shoulder pain, as well as grooved shoulders and a lack of clothing options.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you may wonder how large the breasts need to be before you should have surgery and other questions.
Common Symptoms That You May Need Breast Reduction Surgery
Most surgeons say that your breasts don’t need to be a certain size to be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. The more important factor is whether your breast size causes physical and mental health issues.
Some of the most common symptoms that suggest you may be ready for breast reduction are:
- Breasts that are too big in proportion to the size of your body
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain caused by large breasts
- Grooves in your shoulders caused by bra straps
- Poor posture caused by breast size
- Large breasts that droop and sag, with nipples that point downward
- One breast is larger than the other
- Difficulty sleeping because of breast discomfort
- Infection and rashes under the breasts
- Difficulty exercising because of breast size
- Being self-conscious or having anxiety or depression because of breast size
If you have more than one of these symptoms, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery. This procedure will make the breasts in proportion to your size and those uncomfortable symptoms will disappear.
Potential Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery
Now that you know your breasts don’t have to be a certain size to be a good candidate, let’s review some of the biggest benefits of breast reduction surgery.
You’ll Feel Great After Your Recovery
Breast reduction is major surgery so it will take one or two months to recover. Expect mild or moderate pain as well as swelling and bruising for a few weeks.
But after four to eight weeks, you will be pleased with the new shape and size of your breasts. Many clinical studies say that women who had the procedure have better mental and physical health after their recovery.
You’ll Have A Breast Lift
It’s common to have a breast lift with breast augmentation. But many patients don’t realize that breast reduction surgery automatically comes with a breast lift. Because of age, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, the breast skin can stretch, which leads to sagging or drooping.
Your surgeon will reduce the size of the breasts and remove extra tissue to put the breasts higher on the chest.
No More Pain
Possibly the greatest benefit of breast reduction is no more pain! Women with large breasts often struggle for years with shoulder, back, and neck pain. When the breasts are smaller, the pain that you lived with for years may disappear.
It’s no wonder many women marvel at how much they feel like a weight has been lifted from them.
Clothing Fits Better
When you have large breasts and a small body, it can be difficult to find clothes that fit. Many women in this situation need to buy blouses that are much too large for them because of their breast size.
When the breasts are better proportioned for your body, you will fit clothing better and this gives you more clothing options.
The breast fold and lower breast can get more rashes when the chest is too large. Having the procedure means no more antibiotic creams and other medical products to address these issues.
A Well-Proportioned Body
Many women want smaller breasts because they are just too large for their frame. Having them reduced provides a well-balanced look, and the breasts are perkier and more attractive.
Some patients also say their large breasts get them too much attention they don’t want. So having the procedure can reduce stares and looks that make them uncomfortable.
Exercise Is Easier
Having smaller breasts will make it easier to work out. Any activity that requires running or jumping can be more pleasant after the procedure. And being able to work out more can improve your overall health, too.
Insurance May Cover The Procedure
Some health insurance companies may cover at least part of the procedure cost. Your surgeon will need to document that your breast size is causing you physical symptoms, such as back, shoulder, and neck pain.
The surgeon will tell you how to collect the needed information to send to the insurance company to cover the breast procedure.
Most patients are pleased with their breast surgery reduction results, so talk to your surgeon today to take the first step.
Request A Breast Reduction Consultation
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