Oversized Breasts Can Be a Constant Issue

Published on July 12, 2019

Many people desire large aesthetically-appealing breasts. While those who have small breasts crave for big ones, those with big breasts also wish they had smaller breasts. A few individuals, however, tend to suffer the consequences of oversized breast, which include neck pain, backaches, shortness of breath, and migraines.

Constant Issues of Large Breasts

Women with oversized breasts suffer from several issues that include:

  • Under-bust sweating causes a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment as it leaves wet marks on the shirt around the breasts. 
  • Chronic rashes become a part of life. Rashes are caused by moisture trapped under the breast.
  • Women with large breasts suffer from persistent pain in their neck, back and shoulders because of the sheer weight of the breasts.
  • The weight of the breasts compresses the nerve pathway and causes numbness in the fingers, hands, and arms. 
  • High impact exercise is a big ‘No’ as the weight of the breast causes severe back pain.
  • Excess weight on the chest causes shortness of breath.
  • Unfortunate shoulder grooves are caused by the bra strap that supports the oversized breasts.

There are many other issues linked with oversized breasts such as chronic depression, poor blood circulation, insomnia, and constant fatigue among others.

How to Overcome the Issues of Oversized Breasts?

Oversized breasts can be painful because of their excess weight, which results in poor posture as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. While physiotherapy can reduce the pain, breast reduction is the only long-term solution.

Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a procedure to reduce the size of the breast and render it proportionate to the size of the woman’s body. It is a procedure that removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breast. 

Before the surgery, the patient’s medical history, present medical conditions, medications, and allergies will be reviewed by the surgeon. The procedure is not recommended if the patient is a smoker, obese, pregnant, breast feeding, or has diabetes or a heart condition. 

If the patient is suitable, a treatment plan is made based on health and expectations. The surgeon will explain the procedure, risks, and post-procedure care.

During the surgery, the patient will either be placed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with IV sedation. The treatment area is cleaned and the incision is marked. The surgeon then makes a cut around the areola and down each breast towards the chest. Extra fat, tissue and skin are removed to reduce the size of the breast, which is then reshaped while the nipple and areola are repositioned. The surgeon may use drainage tubes to collect any excess blood or fluid. Gauze dressing or bandages are used to cover the breasts. 

The surgeon may suggest the use of a surgical bra for a few weeks post-surgery. The patient will also be given post-surgery care to avoid any side-effects.

Learn More About the Breast Reduction Surgery

If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery and how it can benefit you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes today!