Having a large, full chest can cause your friends to turn green with envy. What they may not understand is that large breasts can cause you to be in chronic pain, and consistently deter you from doing activities that make you happy. Making the decision to get a breast reduction surgery should absolutely not be taken lightly, but for many women, the surgery can give them a new lease on life. So, how do you know if you are one of the women who might see an improvement in your quality of life if you have a breast reduction?
You Are in Chronic Pain
Many women have breasts that are too large for their bodies. This puts a lot of extra weight and strain on their shoulders and back muscles. The weight of the breasts can also cause bra straps to dig into the shoulders painfully. These two factors alone are enough to cause sustained pain, but it has been shown that women with large breasts also have poor posture due to the excess weight on their chest. This can create a chain reaction throughout the body, causing muscles to overcompensate and pain to radiate. If you are suffering with daily neck and back pain from your breasts, the good news is that breast reduction surgeries are often covered by insurance.
You Feel Uncomfortable in Your Skin
Having large breasts can also mean a lot of unwanted sexual attention. Large breasts are nearly impossible to hide no matter what you wear, and women who have them cannot avoid stares. All of this attention can lead to self-consciousness and a general unease in one’s own skin, even going so far as to affect some women’s mental health.
You Cannot Stay Active
Disproportionately large breasts can make staying fit difficult. Aerobic exercises in particular are nearly impossible due to the strain on your back from the fast up and down movements. Further, it can be nearly impossible to find sports bras that both fit and are capable of actually preventing the breasts from moving in every direction.
A Real Solution
If you fall into more than one of these categories, breast reduction surgery may be something to think about. Breast reduction surgery is still a surgery; this means there are potential complications, the healing process, and the possibility of scarring. Yet many women who have this procedure find that it changed their life in the best way possible. For the first time, women find that they are pain free, more confident, and living healthier lives.
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