Complications of a Having Large Breasts

Having large breasts may sound like a dream to many women. The media always glorifies the sexuality of large-breasted women. While it may sound good in theory, there are many drawbacks to having large breasts. 

Are your breasts causing you pain and affecting your well-being? Anthony N. Dardano, located in Boca Raton, Florida, provides breast reduction surgery for women who want to minimize pain caused by big breasts and gain a more proportionate shape.

Here we explain the complications of having large breasts and why a breast reduction might be for you.

Back problems

We’re often taught to sit with our shoulders back. However, if you had large breasts, this can be easier said than done.

D-cup breasts weigh between 16-24 pounds on average. That’s a whole lot of weight added to your front, making everyday activities a workout at all hours of the day. Big breasts change your center of gravity and can cause tension on your middle and lower fibers of the trapezius muscle — a trapezoid-shaped muscle that extends from your neck to the middle back.

This constant tension of large breasts on the trapezius muscle can lead to discomfort and chronic pain. As your back has to work twice as hard to keep you balanced, this can result in thoracic scoliosis.

Research shows the larger a woman's breasts are, the more likely they are to have neck and shoulder issues. With the added weight, women with large breasts often slump and slouch, adding problems to their neck and shoulder area.

Pain during exercise

Exercise is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle. But if you have large breasts, exercise can be a painful act.

Whether running, weight lifting, or doing aerobics, the movements of these exercises cause even more strain on your chest and back. While sports bras may help some, they’re often not enough to minimize discomfort. This leads many large-chested women to second guess working out, but the absence of exercise can pose many health threats. 

Sleep issues

Many women with big breasts find it hard to get comfortable so they can fall asleep. Sleeping on your stomach is not possible, and many find that sleeping on their side puts too much pressure on their breast tissue. Not to mention, if you shift in your sleep to your stomach or side, you might wake up in pain. 

Mental health

While the physical problems of having big breasts are difficult, nothing surpasses the mental instability that it also encompasses. In a clinically controlled study, women with big breasts were more likely to experience depression, low self-esteem, and anxiety.

This may tie to ashamed feelings about having large breasts, which is a problem many overlook. Women with large breasts may experience a harder time finding clothes that fit and, as a result, often have to settle on baggier-fitting clothing. This can hinder their self-esteem and lead them to avoid social situations.

Understanding breast reduction surgery

Are you experiencing complications because of your breasts? Breast reduction surgery can boost your quality of life and improve your self-esteem.

Anthony N. Dardano has helped many women change their lives by undergoing breast reduction surgery. With over twenty years of experience, you can feel confident and comfortable when you come in for your procedure.

By making an incision around your breast, Dr. Dardano removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from your breasts to decrease your cup size. He reshapes your breast and then repositions the nipple and areola. This procedure is done under local anesthesia, so most patients remember counting backward and then waking up soon after.

Most patients heal within 3-4 weeks after their procedure. A breast reduction is major surgery but can bring you a healthier and happier future. It can eliminate the many complications having large breasts can bring while giving you a more proportionate body shape.

Call 561-202-1248 or book online to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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