Many women who eventually choose to undergo breast reduction surgery endure years of pain and discomfort before they even realize that the procedure is an option.
Taylor, whom we spoke to last summer, knew that something wasn’t quite right. At five feet tall, around 100 pounds, she had a DDD bra size.
“I chose to have breast reduction surgery because I was extremely unhappy with my body,” said Taylor. “I said, ‘Mom, I hate my boobs, I can’t wear anything. I love to shop but I’m starting to hate to shopping because everything I find doesn’t fit me right, makes me look busty.’”
Her mother suggested breast reduction surgery, and it changed her life.
“I can go shopping,” said Taylor. “No more back problems, no neck problems. When I run, I feel light, I don’t feel as heavy anymore. I’m extremely happy with my decision.”
Taylor decided to seek breast reduction after realizing she was struggling with basic things, like shopping and exercise. These are common struggles for women with overly large breasts. Here are three signs that you might be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery:
Pain and Discomfort
Women with overly large breasts are subject to a variety of daily pains and discomforts. Larger breasts pull more on the neck, back and shoulders, which leads to recurring aches and pains. Since the shoulders naturally roll forward as we age, this pain can get more acute as time goes on.
Numbness in the hands, arms and fingers may also occur. The breasts cause the shoulders to pull on the nerves behind the collar bone, which in turn leads to numbness or tingling.
Migraines and shortness of breath sometimes pose problems for women with large breasts. The daily pains caused by bra straps constantly digging into your shoulders can be extremely detrimental to your quality of life.
Difficulty with Basic Activities
Large breasts can make even the most basic activities more difficult than they need to be. Getting comfortable when you’re trying to sleep, for instance, or even picking up your children can be made much harder by uncomfortably large breasts.
Like Taylor, many women report discomfort with aerobic exercise. Even with the correct attire, running can be much more difficult with overly large breasts, causing you to feel heavy and uncomfortable jogging outdoors or on the treadmill.
Large breasts can also make shopping feel like a chore. It can be difficult to find appropriate clothing that fits. Basic items, like button-down shirts, might be much harder for you to wear if your breasts are disproportionately large for your body.
Dissatisfaction with Appearance
It’s no secret that we live in a culture that values a certain body type, and larger breasts often factor in. But it’s much more important for you to have a body that you love and to feel confident in your appearance.
Reduction surgery can make your breasts more proportional to your body and more shapely. It can eliminate a source of daily discomfort and make a multitude of tasks easier. If you’re unhappy with your body and your situation and you think that overly large breasts might be the culprit, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wooten. Breast Reduction surgery may just be for you.