How Do You Know If You Need a Breast Reduction?


Nowadays, breast reduction surgeries are quite common. As stated by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, just in 2017, there were more than 59,000 breast reduction surgeries for functional purposes, and over 43,000 breast reduction surgeries for cosmetic reasons.

From chronic pains and aches to just plain discomfort, numerous reasons exist why women may decide to get a breast reduction surgery. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misleading information out there about breast reduction itself. Because of this, it may be hard to tell whether your physical symptoms and signs can help you decide if you need one.

If you’re thinking about getting breast reduction surgery, here are six physical signs to watch out for, according to doctors and other health professionals.

Bad Posture and Nagging Shoulder Aches

Women with very big breasts often notice that their posture is impacted, and they may suffer from nagging shoulder pain, as well. Back pain and shoulder pain sometimes indicate that breast weight is causing discomfort. You may also notice that your posture isn’t what it used to be. Unfortunately, poor posture can become worse with time. 

Doctors warn that improper posture often ends in an arched back, spinal issues, and chronic pain. Since various things can cause posture change, it is always wise to speak with your health practitioner first before going for a breast reduction surgery.

You Have a Hard Time With Exercise

We all know how important exercise is for a healthy lifestyle. However, large breasts can cause issues with training. If your breasts obstruct you from participating in sports due to:

  • Painful experiences,
  • Movement limitations,
  • Feeling awkward,
  • Lack of support from bras,

This may be an indicator that a breast reduction is required. You shouldn’t have to wear several sports bras in order to be able to train, and at times, can make it more of a problem than what it’s worth.

You Find It Hard to Find Clothes That Fit

Or, most of your clothes have to be tailored. Many large-busted women can forget about finding stylish or cute clothes; for them, it’s about trying to have clothing that fits. It’s likely you are just constantly spending cash to get clothes that are either tailored or custom-made. This is because many clothing items either don’t look good or fit well on women with big breasts. 

Although there are specialty clothing businesses that cater to big breasts, they’re often twice as expensive when compared to standard clothing businesses. Not every woman has access to these fashion outlets, hence a breast reduction would be pertinent in this situation.

While some women develop big breasts when they’re younger, most will get them after growing older, during pregnancy or after gaining weight. Fortunately, women don’t need to put up with sagging breasts as they age. Rather, they can get breast reduction surgery to restore their youthful appearance. You can also combine your procedure with another cosmetic treatment to further address sagging. 

Bra Strap Groove

Do you feel like the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders? If so, it may be high time to go with a breast reduction surgery. Most doctors agree that the most common physical issues that breast reduction patients suffer from are:

  • Upper backache,
  • Neck pain,
  • Pain due to the bra strap marks.

If this is something that continues to trouble you, you shouldn't hesitate to speak with your medical practitioner. 

You Don’t Like How You Look And Want To Stop Catcalls

More often than not, having a big bust can make you feel unsatisfied with your bodily appearance. Body dissatisfaction can lower your self-esteem and negatively affect many aspects of your lifestyle. Moreover, big breasted women are often subjected to unwanted attention and embarrassing catcalls. Does objectification sound familiar to you? Dealing with such issues will either leave you with really thick skin or, worse, anxiety.

You Have Yeast Infections Under Your Boobs

Not everyone knows this, but it is literally possible to get a yeast infection under your breasts. Women with big busts can experience frequent yeast infections at theirs. This is because large boost weight rubs the skin on the breast and the crease together. If this rubbing becomes more troublesome than usual, it may be wise to speak to a specialist about the cause, and a likely solution.

Breast reduction surgery eliminates excess breast tissue in order to have smaller breasts. Patients who undergo such surgery are often highly satisfied with the results. Your new boobs can change your life and relieve most, if not all, of the above issues.