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Having large breasts is something that takes away from the quality of life for many women. They can result in both physical and emotional pain. Having a breast reduction surgery can help.

What a Breast Reduction Can Do for You

There are many personal reasons why women seek out a breast reduction. Some of the most common reasons include:

To Make Breathing Easier

The fact is, large breasts are quite heavy. This extra weight on the chest can make breathing much harder than it needs to be, especially when lying down. When a woman with large breasts sleeps on her back, the weight of her chest presses down on the spine and lungs. Sleeping on the stomach, however, is not an option. Having a breast reduction can help you breathe easier, especially when sleeping.

To Make It Easier to Find Clothes That Fit

Finding clothing that fits well and is flattering can be very difficult for women with large breasts. This is because most clothes manufacturers make their clothes for the “average” woman. A woman with a larger chest can really struggle to find a strapless dress or swimsuit that fits them. Having a breast reduction can make clothes shopping much more enjoyable.

To Reduce Pain in the Shoulders, Back, and Neck

The extra weight that comes along with large breasts puts unnecessary strain on the shoulders, back, and neck. Over time, it can affect a woman’s posture, which can cause further damage to the spine. Even if your spine had no trouble supporting your breasts in the past, the shoulders naturally begin to roll forward with age. This can cause a great deal of pain. Shoulders that have rolled forward in combination with heavy breasts can actually compress nerves, causing significant discomfort.

To Boost Self-Esteem

Having large breasts can often generate unwanted attention. This can cause women to hide their bodies or even avoid going out. For some women, having large breasts means they are not taken as seriously as they should be. A breast reduction can help a woman feel better about her body, which will, in turn, boost confidence and self-esteem. If you feel your breasts are disproportionate to your body, this procedure may be able to increase your self-esteem.

If you would like to learn more about breast reductions and how they can improve your quality of life, visit Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery to learn more. We are conveniently located in Portage and Battle Creek, MI, and our educated staff are ready to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!


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