A Reduction in Breast Size Can Correct a Number of Problems

Published on November 10, 2018

When it comes to cosmetic procedures involving breasts, most people tend to think of breast augmentation with implants. Asking people what they know about cosmetic breast surgeries tends to produce responses along the lines of making the breasts look bigger.

However, there is another type of cosmetic surgery for breasts that we rarely talk about, which is strange considering how popular it is. Breast reduction is a common procedure with a high satisfaction rate.

Having your breasts reduced in size can benefit you in many ways, especially if they’re overdeveloped. This blog covers a few reasons why breast reduction might be a good idea for you.

Reduction in Chronic Discomfort

Many women have overdeveloped breasts to the point where their condition is classified as macromastia or gigantomastia. These conditions can cause a number of physical issues for women, especially those with smaller frames.

Oversized breasts can lead to health-related issues such as chronic backaches, shoulder pain, and neck pain, which occur due to the sheer weight of the breasts. They can also contribute to posture issues and irritating rashes.

They can also be a problem when it comes to day-to-day activities that are normally easier for women with regular-sized breasts. These include participating in sports and other physical activities such as exercising at the gym.

Needless to say, if you’re a woman who suffers from overdeveloped breasts, a breast reduction can do wonders for you. You can finally have the quality of life you’ve always wanted – no more backaches, no more neck pain.


Overdeveloped breasts can lead to a lot of emotional and mental stress. They can make you feel self-conscious because they may not look in proper proportion with the rest of your body. They can also attract a great deal of unwanted attention and can make it difficult to find clothing that isn’t ill-fitting.

With a breast-reduction surgery, your breasts will better fit your frame, which can make you feel less self-conscious and can reduce unwanted stares. Smaller breasts can also make it easier to buy clothes that fit correctly.

Better Sleep

Overdeveloped breasts can also interfere with your sleep. Due to their size, sleeping in an optimal position can become very difficult. This is because there is a lot of tissue being stretched and pulled to accommodate all that mass.

However, with all that tissue removed, you won’t have to deal with odd sleeping positions. Instead, you can look forward to a good night’s rest.

Arranging a Consultation to Learn More

Breast reduction surgically removes excess glandular tissue and fat in order to reshape and resize the breasts. The areolae are often also resized and repositioned during this procedure in order to ensure that they naturally fit the new proportions of the breasts.

If you would like to find out more about breast reduction, contact the office of Dr. Lawrence Glassman for a consultation. Dr. Glassman, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to go over the procedure in greater detail and can answer all of your questions.

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