Posted by: Cosmetic Surgery Partners
Women and men undergo breast reduction surgery every day. In fact, in 2012 there were a total of 4859 breast reduction operations carried out in the UK, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure overall.
So, why do people undergo breast reduction surgery?
Often, breast reduction surgery is viewed as nothing more than an elective surgery that alters the appearance of the man or woman who undergoes the procedure, and this is very true in some cases. For example, many women undergo breast enlargement surgery, feeling that their breasts are too small. However, in a lot of cases, many years afterwards, these often excessively large breasts become less appealing, and thus having them reduced in size is the obvious option. Apart from altering one’s appearance, there are a number of other reasons why people choose to have breast reduction surgery. Here are some of the reasons why reduction surgery may be the right choice for you:
Firstly, it reduces back pain caused by having large breasts. For a lot of women with large breasts, some of the biggest problems they face is back, neck and shoulder pain. Due to the weight of their breasts, it puts a huge amount of pressure on the body, causing some women to begin slumping over slightly in an unconscious effort to ease the pain. By undergoing reduction surgery, this helps to relieve the stress on the back muscles and prevents permanently altering the posture, which are two benefits that most people find highly desirable when opting for breast reduction surgery.
Another reason one might choose to undergo surgery to reduce the size of their breasts is to improve their self-confidence. This is true for both men and women. Often having large breasts can draw attention away from the rest of the person, making them feel that other people are constantly just focusing on their breast size, rather than noticing their other attributes that are equally appealing. Thus they can become awkward in social settings. For example, avoiding activities like swimming or going to the gym, for the fear that people will notice their breasts. Particularly for men who suffer with gynecomastia, interacting in social settings can be extremely difficult for fear of other men noticing their enlarged breasts. Problems such as having low hanging breasts and stretched skin, and difficulty fitting into bras or clothing can also severely damage a person’s self-confidence, and these issues can be resolved by undergoing breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery helps with physical and emotional issues. People who undergo breast reduction surgery often see their new physical appearance afterwards as being more like other people, thus they begin to feel more comfortable around others and are much more likely to socialise and participate in activities they once avoided. Where pain and discomfort was previously stopping a person from carrying out certain activities, having a breast reduction can remove those limitations.