Are you a Breast Reduction Candidate?
Sometimes, the more the better. And sometimes more is just too more. And at other times, less is truly more. If you are a woman whose bustline is more than you would like, you may be wishing that you could have less to have more. If your front is causing your back problems, or if it is ruining your chances at overall health and fitness, or if you are simply tired of having folks speak to your chest instead of your face, plastic surgery may just have the cure for your overabundance.
Breast reduction surgery is almost as popular today as breast augmentation procedures. Gals are looking to downsize their front sides in a big (or is that small?) way. Breast reduction procedures, whether to reverse and remove breast augmentations like implants, or just reduce the size of the natural tissues, were one of the top-ten most common plastic surgery procedures of 2011. It all started in Hollywood, apparently. Many of the celebrities who had breast augmentation done 10 or 15 years ago are now trying to age gracefully and naturally. And having the perky, pretty breasts of a 20-year-old aren’t the way for the now 30- to 40-something stars to have a natural looking figure. So, the smaller-is-better trend was born.
Not everyone has enough of a front line to merit a breast reduction procedure. After all, you’ve got to have something to reduce. If, however, your bust is causing you health issues–either physical or emotional–then you probably qualify. What sort of issues make you a likely candidate?
- Back or shoulder pain – If your bust is so large that it strains your back muscles to keep you upright, you have a problem worthy of breast reconstruction surgery. If your bra cuts into your shoulders from the weight to the point of everyday pain and discomfort, you have a problem worthy of the procedure as well.
- Compromised overall health and fitness – If your chest is keeping you from performing at your best, you have a problem worthy of breast reduction surgery. If your bustline is so large that being physically active is difficult or painful, you have a problem worthy of breast reduction surgery.
- Respiratory difficulties – If the weight of the outside of your chest is causing shortness of breath, or if slouching to relieve the pain and pressure your chest is placing on your back and neck is keeping you from taking deep, proper breaths, you have a problem worthy of breast reduction.
- Skin problems – Often, the skin-to-skin contact of large breasts released from their bras can cause rashes and breakouts. If this is you, you may have a problem worthy of breast reduction surgery.
- Self-esteem – If you are tired of people talking into your cleavage instead of your face, you probably know the effect a large bustline can have on your self esteem. You most likely make a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, too.
Whatever your problem, if less-is-more is the case for you, see a good plastic surgeon and discuss your options. And remember, sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most in life.