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When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Posted on August 12, 2015 by - Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction SurgeryThere is no one reason why women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery. For some, overly large breasts can make exercising difficult, or everyday activities like sitting, painful. Other women may feel self-conscious about the size and shape of their breasts. If you experience discomfort or are unhappy with your overly large breasts, here a few reasons why it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery.

Physical Discomfort

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you experience any of the following physical problems:

Poor posture. Large, pendulous breasts can be difficult to hold up and can lead to poor posture or slouching. This in turn, can cause back, neck and shoulder pains.

Infections under the breasts. As you exercise or move around, you may notice sweat beneath the breast crease. This is normal; however, large breasts can make it hard for the sweat to evaporate. Sweat can accumulate beneath the breast crease, causing bacteria to build up.

Shoulder bruises from bra straps. Many women with overly developed breasts complain about deep indentations on the shoulders caused by bra straps. The weight of the breasts can cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders, bruising the skin.

Pain while exercising. Repeated bouncing during high-impact exercise can not only damage collagen and cause sagginess, it can also hurt your breasts.

Emotional Distress

If you have overly large breasts, you may feel a range of emotions for several reasons, including:

Unwanted attention. You may feel people are constantly looking at you or judging you because of the size of your breasts. If you are receiving unwanted attention for this reason, breast reduction surgery can decrease the size of your breasts to a size that you are more comfortable with.

Difficulty finding clothes that fit properly. Have you ever tried on a shirt or dress that fits just right around the waist but is too tight around the breasts? Overly large breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of your body can make shopping difficult and frustrating at times.

The desire for a more balanced body figure. Do you feel your large breasts do not match your otherwise small figure? Overly large breasts on a small frame can make you look unbalanced. Many women with large breasts are left wishing they had a more proportionate body figure.

Reach out to Divino Plastic Surgery

If done for the right reasons, breast reduction surgery can deliver beautiful, satisfying results. Ideal breast reduction candidates should be in good physical health, not smoke and have realistic expectations. The procedure can help relieve physical and emotional distress caused by the size of your breasts, but it may not change the way you feel about other aspects of your life.

If you would like to find out more about breast reduction, contact San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon. Dr. Chacon is a breast surgery specialist who has helped hundreds of women enhance their appearance and self-confidence by delivering beautiful, long-lasting results. Schedule your personal consultation today by calling (858) 633-7546.

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