Discomforts that breast reduction can relieve

Discomforts that breast reduction can relieve

28th Jul 2019



Many women get extremely large breasts as a result of genetic factors or due to massive weight gain. When the breasts become enormous, the condition not only affects the self-confidence of the patient but also leads to physical pain. Excessively large breasts can also negatively impact the physical activities and quality of life of the patient. There is also a possibility that the additional weight of the breasts will cause them to be saggy.

The breasts become huge mainly due to the excess glandular tissue and fat in the breasts. Breast reduction is the main procedure that is used to reduce breast size and remove the discomforts linked with huge breasts. The procedure involves removal of the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts. After the surgery, your breasts will become suitably sized, and the physical and emotional discomforts will decrease or vanish.


Physical and emotional discomforts that breast reduction can ease or relieve

Excessively large breasts can be a cause of different types of discomforts for the patient. Below are the different kinds of discomforts the procedure can alleviate or remove:


–    Physical pain

The main reason why most women with excessively large breasts opt to go under the knife is the physical pain associated with the condition. Huge breasts come with additional weight. The extra weight of the breasts exerts stain and pressure on different areas of the body, particularly the neck, shoulders, and back. These regions of the body are exposed to the strain and weight of huge breasts. As a result, the patient experiences discomforts and pain in these areas.

Pain in the neck, back, and shoulders can be overwhelming for many patients. The pain will not go away without a reduction of the breasts. The pain starts in these localized regions because the breasts are not proportional to your body anatomy, outline, and figure. In other words, any pain resulting from overly developed breasts indicates that your breasts are not in tune with your body. 

The breasts become huge due to genetic factors or as a result of massive weight gain. This condition can also result from the use of certain medications like corticosteroids that increase your appetite and result in weight gain. If someone in your immediate family has enormous breasts, there is a risk you may also get large breasts. Furthermore, weight gain means the addition of extra fat in your body, including the breasts. This can make the breasts huge.

The good news is that breast reduction has an excellent history of reducing the breasts and thereby alleviating or removing the physical pain linked with them. During the operation, the plastic surgeon will remove the excess glandular tissue and fat, which means a reduction in the size and weight of the breasts. After the surgery, you will feel a drastic reduction in physical pain or even complete disappearance of the pain.

However, you must stick to a balanced diet after the surgery and avoid weight gain because that can make your breasts large again and the pain may reappear in your neck, back, and shoulders. Be sure to follow the surgeon’s instructions so that the benefits of the procedure can remain with you for a more extended period.


–    Posture and activity problems

Excessively large breasts can also affect the posture and physical activities of the patient, and breast reduction can remove this discomfort. The physical pain resulting from huge breasts can affect your posture by creating difficulties for you in maintaining your position when sitting, standing, or walking. It has been noted that women with huge breasts maintain a poor posture. 

For example, they can’t stand or walk properly. When they walk, you will see that their walking style is not normal. This happens due to the pain created by the additional weight of the breasts. Most women with huge breasts avoid physical activities like jogging, exercises, and movements because when they engage in physical activities, the pain becomes worse. When there is a lack of physical activity, the patient will also experience health problems. Physical activities are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Breast reduction can improve your posture and physical activities by decreasing the size and weight of the breasts. After the procedure, you will not experience the pain in your body, which will in turn be a motivation for you to engage in physical activities. You standing, walking, and sitting posture will also improve after the procedure. 


–    Emotional and self-esteem issues

Excessively developed breasts also come with discomforts that have emotional aspects. While most women desire to get big breasts when the breasts become overly large, it creates emotional and self-esteem issues for the patients. There is no doubt that overly developed breasts look aesthetically unwelcoming. The breasts look abnormal, and the condition affects your overall body outline and definition as well.

To look normal, the breast size needs to be in tune with your overall body outline, height, weight, and other physical features. When there is no balance between the breasts and these features, the patient looks physically unattractive. It fact, the patient appears aesthetically unpleasant. As a result, self-esteem issues and emotional discomforts kick in. 

The patient will feel lower self-confidence and avoid social gatherings and physical activities. For example, most women with huge breasts avoid going to the beach. They feel less confident at work, which affects their productivity. Also, they experience problems in their personal and social life. 

The emotional pain linked to having huge breasts is also a significant reason why many patients undergo breast reduction. Fortunately, breast reduction can alleviate emotional discomforts and boost your self-esteem. During the operation, the surgeon will use unique surgical approaches to make your breasts proportional to your overall body outline and physical features. The goal here is to achieve a balance. Also, your breasts will appear adequately contoured, symmetrical, and sensuous after the surgery. 

When the breasts become aesthetically welcoming and contoured after breast reduction, your self-esteem will improve and so will your quality of life. You will no longer experience emotional discomforts resulting from enormous breasts. You will be more confident in social settings and be able to engage in different outdoor activities with confidence. 

The patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle so that the results can remain with her on a sustainable basis. You must avoid weight gain because that can cause your breasts to enlarge again, which can in turn lead to emotional and self-esteem problems. 


Understanding the procedure

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is highly invasive and traumatic. The plastic surgeon will assess your candidacy for the operation during the pre-operative consultation session. He will evaluate your health, examine your breasts, and know your expectations and the discomforts you are experiencing before telling you whether you are a good candidate for the operation.

On the day of the surgery, a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will then start the procedure by making incisions on the breasts. The length of the incisions and its location depends on the severity of the condition and your goals. After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon will carefully access and remove the excess glandular tissue from the breasts. 

It is essential to keep in mind that the breasts become huge due to the development of surplus glandular tissue and fat. After removing the excess gland, the plastic surgeon will then carefully remove the excess fat in the breasts. While doing these steps, the surgeon will pay attention to detail and use his sense of aesthetics and artistry to achieve proportion in both breasts and contour them correctly so that they can appear aesthetically welcoming.

After removing the fat, the surgeon will remove the excess skin that has developed on the breasts and that results after removal of the excess tissue and fat. If the skin is not removed, your breasts will become saggy. After removing the skin, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. Your recovery will start after the surgery and continue for many weeks. Make sure to follow the surgeon’s instructions for a smooth and safe recovery. The results will gradually emerge as the post-operative swelling subsides and the incisions heal.



Many women with excessively large breasts decide to get breast reduction. The procedure is highly invasive and involves removal of the excess glands and fat from the skin. Many patients wonder whether the procedure will alleviate the discomforts associated with having huge breasts. The good news is that after the surgery, the physical and emotional pain resulting from huge breasts will decrease or vanish. Your quality of life will also improve, and you will be able to maintain proper posture. 


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