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  • 20 March 2014

A breast reduction surgery, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is done for a variety of reasons. There are many people who live their daily lives being irritated by their oversized breasts.

Back Pain

The most common and most popular reason for people

to have a breast reduction is back and neck pain. Because of the weight that is associated with oversized breasts, it is easy to compensate with a bad posture. In turn, this bad posture can create an unbearable and unforgiving pain, not to mention structural skeletal problems over time.

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Difficulty in the Gym

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For those of you that do not suffer from oversized breasts, you may not understand this concept. But, when you have bigger breasts than the average woman, jogging or working out on the stair master can become comedic. Not only can the breasts bounce obnoxiously and obviously attracting attention, the bouncing also causes a great deal of pain.

Bad Posture

Bad posture not only causes pain, but it also does not make one attractive. Hunched over shoulders as a result of the extra ten pounds they have pulling forward on the shoulder joints is never desirable. In addition, bad posture suggests a shy, reserved, and less-than confident woman. A breast reduction will remove those ten extra pounds and simple exercises can strengthen your back muscles to pull your shoulders back up where they belong.

Poor Clothing Options

When you have oversized breasts, your clothing options become limited. Summer clothes are designed to enhance curves, but when your breasts are bigger than the clothes, the design does not work as well. Finding a perfect swim suit at the mall is near impossible with large breasts. Expensive specialty stores are the only answer. A breast reduction will have you wearing strapless styles purchased from just about any retailer.

Low-Hanging Breasts

When your breasts are so heavy that they begin to sag, a breast reduction maybe in order. Sagging breast can be a result of several things including breast feeding and aging, but no matter the cause, a breast reduction surgery can be the solution.

Correcting Asymmetry

Having two different size breasts is normal. But, sometimes women´s breasts can be drastically different and create an abnormal appearance. If this is the case, a breast reduction can be done to remove some of the tissue in the larger breast to create a more symmetrical chest silhouette.


We all have something that we tend to be self conscious about, and having oversized breasts is number one on the list for some women. By having a breast reduction, confidence can be restored. Research has shown that women who have breast reductions live a happier life after surgery than prior to the operation. They sit up straighter, with their shoulders back, and stand taller and prouder following a breast reduction.

Breast reduction surgery is often covered by health insurance because of its significant impact no skeletal structure and its psychological impact. Talk to your plastic surgeon to see if this option is right for you.

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