Discomfort with the size or shape of your breasts can have a detrimental effect on your body image. If you have breasts that are too large for your frame, you may have difficulty finding clothes that fit, performing daily activities, and feeling comfortable in your own skin. Breast reduction surgery can help by reducing the breast tissue and reshaping the breasts to restore their youthful perkiness. Here are some of the signs that surgery is right for you:
- Skin rash under the breasts: When the breasts are too large, gravity will take effect and you will notice some sagging. As this occurs, the skin just beneath the breasts may become highly irritated by clothing and sweat, leading to a painful or itchy rash. Exercising may not be favorable, as sweat can accumulate under the breasts.
- Trouble fitting into clothes: Having breasts that are proportionate to your body is important when shopping for clothes. You may have to shop for clothes that are larger than your true size to accommodate your breasts, which can make you look larger than you actually are.
- Pain in the back or shoulders: Any time your body is carrying excess weight, it can put strain on your spine. You may feel chronic pain simply from performing daily tasks because of your chest size. Wearing a bra may also be uncomfortable, as it concentrates the pressure of the weight of your chest in the neck and shoulders.
- Difficulty enjoying activities: You might find yourself unwilling or unable to perform in physical activities, as large breasts can pose a great physical restriction. Your posture can suffer greatly, thereby increasing your chances for sustaining injury when performing physical tasks.
Find out how breast reduction surgery can improve your life by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Emily McLaughlin at West Magnolia Plastic Surgery. Our practice specializes in addressing the unique needs of women. Contact us on our website or call (682) 503-7224 to learn about our wide range of cosmetic services.