Breast Reduction: How can this help emotionally and physically?
The way we look makes up a big part of our self-esteem and physical identity, so when we aren’t happy with the way we look, it can greatly affect how we feel about ourselves. Normally when people think about breast surgery or are unhappy with the look of their breasts, they think about breast augmentation or adding volume to the breast. However, breast reduction is an incredibly rewarding surgery for those who want to reduce volume. They have become much more popular in recent years, with celebrities such as Modern Family’s Ariel Winters having the procedure done in 2015.
There are several reasons that a person might want to undergo (Mammoplasty) breast reduction surgery. Many women with larger breasts see them as a curse rather than a blessing. Larger breasts can make everyday activities uncomfortable, or even painful. Exercising, laying on their front, and finding clothes that fit and flatter are much more challenging for larger-breasted women. Patients often feel that larger breasts are affecting their personal and professional life and seek out a surgeon to discuss a reduction.
Why would someone want a breast reduction procedure?
Larger breasts can often draw attention, which can make women feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Finding clothes, as mentioned before, can also be much more difficult, as generally clothes aren’t designed with a larger breast in mind. This means that these women often have to wear ill-fitting clothing that doesn’t necessarily express their sense of self. This can, again, make the women feel self-conscious.
There are more drawbacks than just emotional ones. The weight of larger breasts can often cause chronic pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. The smaller supporting muscles of the upper back are forced to compensate for the weight. These women will also complain that foundational garments (such as bras) can dig into the skin and cause even more pain. They can also experience skin irritations in the warmer months.
Every woman deserves to feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in her body. For women who find they lack this due to having larger breasts, a breast reduction could be a good option.
Breast reduction surgery is a major procedure, but is also fairly routine. It can give incredibly satisfactory and life-changing results when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. The procedure involves the removal of part of the fatty tissue from the breasts, as well as the extra skin and some breast tissue. The procedure not only removes volume from the breasts but also involves a lift that places the breasts in a more youthful smaller and lifted position.
What are the outcomes of a Breast Reduction procedure?
Post-surgery, many women have reported huge changes in their lives. They feel lighter and any neck/back pain is almost entirely if not completely, gone. Once they are fully healed, exercising becomes enjoyable. They can easily shop for clothes without thinking about how their breasts may affect their experience or look. Overall, they feel better in their own body - breast reduction can transform the lives of women who feel they are unhappy with their larger breasts.
Undergoing any procedure is something that should be thought about in detail, especially one that purposefully alters the look of your body. Speak to your plastic surgeon about what results you want to achieve and consider all options. Often a breast reduction and breast uplift are offered at the same time and complement each other.