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Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Do I Need a Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can be detrimental to both your physical and mental well-being. For some, constant back pain, shortness of breath, and the stress that comes with large breasts can be overwhelming. But, all of that does not have to last forever.

Getting a breast reduction can be an effective, long-term solution to the distress and agony that large breasts can cause. There is medical evidence that for some, getting a breast reduction can benefit your overall health. Read on to find out what these signs are, and how a breast reduction can help.

Poor Posture

Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Although different factors can contribute to poor posture, poor posture is one of the tell-tale signs that you may need a breast reduction. When your breasts are larger than average, they can, quite literally, weigh you down. As your body tries to make up for the disparity between size and balance, your posture can be negatively affected.

Many believe it is crucial to your body’s overall health to fix your posture,   Poor posture can lead to diminished respiratory function, Inability to exercise well and even undue tension. After a breast reduction, patients often will not feel as weighed down. Posture may improve as well, leading to a more productive exercise regime, weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

Bra Strap Grooving

In combination with poor posture, another sign that you would benefit from a breast reduction is if you have consistent, painful bra strap grooving. Pain from bra strap grooving can be a result of large breasts pulling down on the cup of the bra and causing unwanted pressure on your shoulders. This pressure, matched with poor posture, can significantly increase the pain and discomfort you feel as a result of large breasts.

When you have large breasts, it’s often difficult to find a bra that fits. Within a few months after getting surgery, you will be able to purchase smaller bras. Without the added weight of the heavy breast shoulder and bra strap, pain often improves.

Chest, Back & Neck Pain

Should I Get a Breast Reduction

Unbeknownst to some, oversized breasts can cause nerve pain that can leave your hands and fingers tingling or, in some cases, numb. This loss of feeling can occur as a result of oversized breasts pulling on your torso and doing damage to your neck where nerves emerge. In addition to numbness and tingling, back and neck pain is extremely common for those who have overly large breasts. The weight of the breasts can do damage to your upper back and your neck, as your body has to work extra hard to compensate for the weight.

A breast reduction, in some cases, can alleviate these pains. In general, it is one of the least painful surgeries in regards to discomfort both during and after surgery, and, in many cases, the patient’s back and neck pains decrease significantly as a result.  

In many ways, a breast reduction is an excellent solution for reducing the painful weight that you are subject to day in and day out. If you are considering getting a breast reduction, schedule a breast reduction consultation at AT Cosmetics. We can not only educate you on the benefits of breast reductions, but we can make sure it’s right for your situation. To schedule a consultation contact Dr. Tattelbaum online, or call us at 301-656-6398.

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October 18, 2018 7:03 am
Categories: Blog, Breast

Written by Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Double-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tattelbaum believes in providing personalized patient care and customizes his treatment plans to suit the individual.

Dr. Tattelbaum's candid and realistic approach has earned him recognition, not only with his patients but in the Top Doctor lists of the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a mark of distinction in the field of cosmetic surgery.

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