Breast reduction can have a variety of positive results. Though the aesthetic benefits may come to mind initially, such as greater clothing options or addressing asymmetry, there are significant health benefits as well.
Undergoing breast reduction surgery can finally alleviate the pain associated with large breasts, such as chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. A 2020 study found that each increase in cup size increased the chance of developing back pain by 13 percent.
With aesthetic and health-related benefits to breast reduction, here’s what you should know about the procedure.
Symptoms Can Worsen Over Time
Aging can be attributed to several physical changes. One pronounced change seen in many is a rounding of the shoulders. When you add the rounding of the shoulders with the weight of large breasts, an incredible amount of pressure is placed on the spine.
This pressure not only increases the physical discomfort you experience, but can lead to a compression of the spine discs, resulting in new symptoms, such as numbness of the fingers.
Another consequence of large breasts is an inflammatory skin condition known as intertrigo, caused by skin-to-skin friction, commonly seen in the under-breast region for those with large breasts.
Intertrigo can lead to infections and may develop into chronic intertrigo, leaving you with scaly, dry, and bumpy skin.
The Ideal Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery
The ideal candidate for breast reduction may be someone who:
- Struggles with physical activity due to the size of their breasts
- Experiences great pain and discomfort due to the weight of their breasts
- Has shoulder grooves caused by bra straps
- Has limited health complications
- Is not planning on breastfeeding after surgery
Results vary from person to person, so it is best to consult with a trusted surgeon to understand if breast reduction is right for you.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Lone Tree, CO
Breast reduction surgery can bring a tremendous amount of benefit to you. Living pain-free is possible. To ensure you obtain the best results, work with an accredited and experienced surgeon.
At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics, all their doctors are board-certified plastic surgeons, and they are motivated to bring you the care and results you deserve.
Working with them ensures the best treatments and techniques are used for you. From utilizing the best method to helping minimize scarring, the Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics team is here for you.
To learn more about breast reduction surgery, call 303-706-1100 for a complimentary cosmetic consultation.