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Reasons to Get Breast Reduction


Getting a Breast Reduction

when is it time to consider?

With all the talk about breast augmentation surgeries, comparatively little is said about plastic surgery of the breast to reduce breast size.  Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a viable option for women seeking not to enlarge their breasts but to decrease their natural size.  There are multiple reasons why some women desire breast reduction, many of which will be discussed in this article.  The most common motivation to have a reduction is for the health benefits it provides.  Other reasons include inconvenience in dressing and lifestyle.  Breast reduction can greatly improve the quality of a woman’s life if she is in need of it.  In this article we will point out some of the chief reasons to get breast reduction surgery and the benefits from undergoing this procedure. 

Lifestyle Reasons

With large breasts, living life can be difficult and inconvenient in many ways.  For example, it is difficult to exercise because the breasts get in the way or make it inconvenient to play sports, swim, run, etc.  Even daily functions can be more difficult with an uncomfortably large chest size.  Fitting into clothing is another reason that women seek breast reduction surgery.  Women with larger breasts must seek out larger clothing that fits them at the chest but may not fit them anywhere else; thus, they are either wearing clothing that doesn’t fit properly or they have to constantly pay to have their clothing altered.  Some women also want to have a smaller bust to be able to wear more stylish bras, which are not made in larger sizes.  There are a significant amount of limitations that a larger than normal bust size can place on a woman’s lifestyle.

Appearance Reasons

Some women want to get a breast reduction because they don’t like how they look.  Your bust size should be proportionate to the rest of your body, and often a larger than normal chest is not.  Accepting your physical appearance is a significant part of accepting oneself.  If your chest size is larger than you would like and it makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, that may be a reason to have breast reduction surgery. 

Health Reasons

Health reasons are the primary motivation to get a breast reduction.  The pressure from the weight of the breasts can irritate the skin, causing rashes and discoloration.  Large breasts can even make it more difficult to breathe and cause breathing problems due to the heaviness constantly weighing on the lungs.  The weight can also pull down in the front and over the years cause noticeable grooves in your shoulders from insufficient bra straps.  A big bust can also affect your posture for years.  Any notice of numbness due to the excess weight is also a sign that you may need breast reduction.  More significant factors to needing breast reduction surgery include even necrosis and hemorrhaging. 


Pain is the strongest indicator that breast reduction should be considered.  Larger than normal breasts can cause constant or consistent back aches, neck aches, and shoulder aches.  Chronic pain due to a bust size that is too large is a significant indicator that breast reduction surgery may be in order.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

If you are in good health with realistic expectations about your surgery, breast reduction surgery can do wonders for you.  It can eliminate much of the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience that your breasts previously caused in your life.  As a result, you’ll feel better physically and mentally because your body will not be making life more difficult or more painful for you to live.  You’ll also feel less stressed about your health.  Most health insurance companies will cover most or all of the costs of this surgery, as it is a medical procedure rather than a purely cosmetic procedure.  Finally, breast reduction surgery can instill confidence in yourself and in your appearance.  If you have a bust size that has been causing you pain and adversely affecting your lifestyle, consider breast reduction surgery as a means to improve the quality of your life. 


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