Health Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Benefits of a Breast ReductionThe Potential Health Benefits of a Breast Reduction

If you want to reduce the size of your breasts, breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that you may want to consider. While many women undergo this procedure for purely cosmetic reasons, it can also provide a variety of health benefits!

By bringing the breasts into proportion with the rest of the body, reduction surgery can have the following potential health benefits:

Relief From Skin Irritation

Women with very large breasts may experience skin irritation on the upper abdomen. The friction caused by the breasts rubbing against the upper chest can trigger this inflammation. Some women also develop a rash or even infections in this area, as it can be difficult to wash in the shower or bath. By reducing the size of the breasts, reduction surgery will prevent friction when the breasts meet the upper abdomen and provide relief from skin irritation. 

No More Bra Strap Indentations

The weight of excessively large breasts can make bra straps dig into the skin on your shoulders. You may notice discomfort when you wear bras, as well as indentations in your skin from the straps when you take the bra off. Breast reduction surgery will lighten the breasts so that you can comfortably wear bras without developing strap indentations! 

Improved Posture is One of the Many Benefits of a Breast Reduction

When the breasts are excessively large in proportion to the rest of the body, the added weight on the front of the body can cause the spine to arch forward. This slouched posture can strain the spine, leading to neck and back pain. 

By decreasing the size and, therefore, the weight of the breasts, reduction surgery can make it easier to maintain proper posture. As a result, you may experience relief from spinal pain. 

If the size of your breasts is making it difficult to get through life comfortably, contact The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery today. Our experienced plastic surgeons will help you decide whether breast reduction surgery is right for you!