• Small is Beautiful—5 Reasons To Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

    by Dr. Semone Rochlin
    on Mar 23rd, 2017

Breast Reduction

When it comes to breasts, size doesn’t always equate to happiness. Sure, many of us prefer to have a bit of ample cleavage, but when breasts become more of a pain than a pleasure, the thought of breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) starts to peek over the horizon. Aside from the obvious choice of personal preference, here are 5 reasons to consider having your breasts taken down to a more modest cup size.

Back Pain/Discomfort

For many women with larger breasts, back pain is often cited as a source of frustration and endless suffering. Unlike breast augmentation, a lift can often be covered by insurance companies, as the procedure is designed to relieve pressure/pain that excess weight in the breast area is causing on the body. This deems that the procedure itself is necessary, not elective, for those who are looking to achieve a better quality of life.

More Clothing/Lingerie Options

If you step foot into any major clothing store, women with large breasts know all too well that the options are extremely limited. It’s reported that the average woman wears a 34DD, which is up from the average of a 34B just 20 years ago. And despite this dramatic increase, most tops and blouses are still designed with the outdated cup size average in mind.

In terms of lingerie, it’s common knowledge that Victoria’s actual “secret” was that her cup size ran small, allowing women to feel sexier with suddenly fuller breasts. But with larger breasts comes thicker straps and more support, which doesn’t make most women feel particularly sexy, not to mention uncomfortable from strap indents on the shoulders after a long day’s wear.

More Realistic For Your Lifestyle

If you enjoy regular exercise or being outdoors, large breasts can quickly interfere with your active lifestyle. While there are many high-support sports bras available on the market, the reality of the situation is that all those jumps would be a lot easier if it didn’t feel like your breasts were hitting you in the neck with each movement. Breasts that aren’t practical for you or your body can weigh you down and affect your overall well-being, and the thought of boob sweat is enough for many large-breasted women to want to stay indoors.

Mommy Makeover Time—Don’t Forget The Lift!

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body, and this is especially true in regards to breast tissue. After you’ve made the decision to get your pre-mommy body back, sometimes a breast reduction, as well as a lift, may be what you need to get you back to feeling like you did before you went on diaper duty.

To Feel More Like “You” And Regain Self-Confidence

Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like yourself when you feel like your breasts are the topic of conversation, or the butt of uncomfortable jokes. If you feel like your self-confidence is fleeting, breast reduction may be just what you need to boost your positive image about yourself. It’s important to feel good about the skin that you’re in, and deciding on a breast size that makes you happy is vastly important.

Remember, sometimes in life, bigger isn’t always better.

Author Dr. Semone Rochlin Dr. Semone B. Rochlin is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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