There are many reasons a woman might want to have a breast procedure – for a bigger chest or to raise breasts that have become saggy after pregnancy and breast feeding, for instance. A breast procedure may not be something you’ve ever seriously considered, but if you feel like large breasts are causing you problems, a breast procedure may just be the answer.
How can a breast reduction help reduce pain?
Having large, heavy breasts can cause a variety of problems, both mental and physical. It can cause muscle aches and pain in the shoulders, back, and neck; it can make it difficult to have proper posture, which can make back pain even worse; it can lead to a rash or skin irritation underneath the breasts; it can cause pain or numbness in the arms or hands. It can also make a woman self-conscious or embarrassed, and it can make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly.
A breast procedure can remove excess tissue and lift and tighten the tissue that remains. This reduces the weight, but it also lifts the breasts and helps to bring the body back into balance to improve posture and remove strain on the back and neck muscles. Women who have had breast reduction report feeling not only physically better but more self-confident, with more energy and the ability to enjoy activities more, such as their favorite sport or jogging.
Before considering any surgical procedure, you should be in good health, at a healthy weight, and a nonsmoker. If you are planning to lose a lot of weight, waiting to have a breast procedure until after you have done so may give you the best results. And, if you are a teenager and your breasts are not fully developed yet, you might be advised to wait to have a breast procedure.
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, it can affect not just your physical but also your mental health. Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary, can help you decide what breast procedure is right for you. Call (403) 571-3141, for a consultation today!