Functional benefits of breast reduction surgery

Functional benefits of breast reduction surgery

08th Mar 2019


Big breasts are a dream for many women; however, they can also be a nightmare when their size is too big. Many patients with overly large breasts find it very tiring to deal with so much pressure and weight on the front of their bodies.

If what is seen as a symbol of beauty and femininity by the rest of the world but for you is just a burden, if the skin on the breasts is irritated and you always have deep indentations on your shoulders made by the bra straps, breast reduction surgery can be the right treatment plan for you. The solution offered by plastic surgery for women with overly large breasts who find it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis is called the breast reduction surgery and it is quite a popular procedure nowadays.

The overdevelopment of the breasts can occur early, even from the teenage years or later on in life after multiple pregnancies or as a result of a hormonal imbalance. Women who have overly large breasts can be confronted with different reactions from society, especially when they are very young. Most of them choose to avoid physical activities because it is difficult to perform them when having overly large breasts. This also includes avoiding going to the beach or the pool.

Aside from the social aspect, there is another discomfort associated with having overly large breasts, and this is related to the health condition of the patient. Women with large breasts tend to experience constant back, shoulder and neck pain, difficulties in respiration, a bad posture of the body, or different dermatological conditions that occur on the inframammary fold and are difficult or impossible to treat.

The aim of the breast reduction procedure is a proportionate adaptation of the dimensions of the breasts to the structure of the patient’s body. In other words, we are trying to make the breasts be in harmony with the rest of the anatomy of the patient.

After the procedure, many patients notice that there are functional benefits they can enjoy, aside from the obvious aesthetic improvement. After breast reduction surgery, the pain caused by the weight of the breasts is reduced and even completely eliminated. The patient feels lighter and can move more freely. However, it is important to mention that even if the procedure is performed on young patients, if the overly large breasts have already caused deformations of the spine, they will not improve after breast reduction. Additional treatment might be required to correct the posture of the patient and a lot of commitment from the patient towards this goal.

One of the most important functional benefits that can occur after breast reduction surgery is the patient’s ability to perform physical activities without considerable discomfort. This is important for the well-being of the patient and staying in shape.


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