1: Your breasts cause you pain.If your breasts are too large for your body type, this could create all kinds of physical complications. Breasts that are too heavy add more weight to your body, causing excess strain. They could also end up sagging much earlier in life than expected. A classic warning sign that your breasts are too heavy is if you’re experiencing regular back, shoulder and neck pain. If your bra straps are leaving painful and persistent indentations in your shoulders, you could be a prime candidate for a reduction.
Click To TweetAnother sign that your breasts are adding too much weight to your body is if you find yourself experiencing a lot of skin irritation beneath your breasts. Studies have also shown that overly large breasts can cause shortness of breath, migraine headaches and numbness in the fingers. Heavier breasts can also trigger paresthesias, which is nerve tingling that comes from the weight on your shoulders pulling down on nerves beneath the collarbone. This is a condition that can worsen with age. As women get older and possibly heavier, their shoulders will naturally roll forward, which in turns puts compression on the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is the area where the ribs, shoulder blades and nerves come through a narrow triangle. As your shoulders roll forward, this causes changes in the anatomic space in your back, which can compress your nerve fibers enough to cause chronic pain. And the larger your breasts are, the more that they will pull forward, causing more compression and even more acute pain. One thing that separates breast reduction surgery from other forms of breast-related surgery is that it can usually be covered by your health insurance! Women who display symptoms of macromastia, which is the medical term for large breasts, are often eligible for coverage. So if you’re experiencing pains, have trouble sleeping or exercising, and find that having large breasts makes intimate and social situations difficult for you, you may be able to get some much-needed assistance from your insurance company. Of course, coverage varies depending on your provider, so it’s crucial that you do some research and see if reductions are a part of your plan. Related: Can Bigger Breasts Hurt Your Back?
2: You can’t have an active lifestyleIn addition to causing physical discomfort, larger breasts can also be a hindrance in your day to day life. Vigorous exercise can be very difficult with large exercise. Aerobic exercise, running, yoga, swimming and most forms of team sports may be out of the question for women who are too well-endowed. Even finding adequate support for such activities may be difficult if you wear a very large bra size — most sports bra manufacturers rarely make styles in a cup size larger than a D. Even if you can find a support or sports bra that fits you, the strain of having larger breasts can tire you out quicker and make your physical exertions more trouble than they’re worth. It isn’t just athletics that are impacted by a generous bust size. Simple daily physical activities can become an ordeal. Picking up your children or dropped items on the ground, jumping, sitting at a desk, even simply kneeling to put on shoes: All of these actions could leave you aching, dizzy and short out of breath. Think of overly large breasts like carrying a medicine ball or extra pair of training weights with you at all times. They can leave you feeling cumbersome and exhausted. Related: Don't Let the Fear of Pain Keep You From Exploring Plastic Surgery
3: You have trouble finding clothes that fit.Many clothing manufacturers don’t produce clothes that would fit well or look good on women with larger breast sizes. This can make shopping for clothes a challenge. This is especially true if you’re looking for functional wear like sports clothing or support bras, which are rarely made to accommodate larger sizes. Women with larger busts may be reluctant to go to the beach, because it can be so hard to find swimwear that will actually fit them and flatter their figure. Because of their limited options, large breasted women often end up forcing themselves into clothes meant for smaller chested women, which can add even more discomfort to their bodies. This can also make them have a distorted and inaccurate notion about what their measurements actually are: A woman with a G cup may be wearing a DD cup without realizing that is not the kind of support and comfort she really needs. Plastic Surgery: How Young Is Too Young?
4: You feel too self-conscious.We live in a world where we’re often judged by our looks. A woman with larger breasts will have to deal with more scrutiny and unwanted attention than a woman with a smaller bust size. She may be taken less seriously at the workplace, regardless of her level of professionalism and competence. Instead of it being one of many traits that people associate with her, it could end up being the first and only thing about her that people talk about or remember. It isn’t just about how other people perceive you, though. What really matters, and what can really cause serious problems, is how it makes you feel about yourself. You may end up excluding yourself from social situations or physical activities that you want to do because you’re self-conscious about how you’ll appear. Instead of feeling beautiful and secure in yourself, you may feel too bare and exposed.
Click To TweetAnother reason why large breasts can trigger feelings of self-consciousness is asymmetry. Breast reduction can align your breasts to achieve a balanced harmony. This also has health benefits, as asymmetry can cause physical strain if one breast is significantly larger than the other. Larger breasts can also have nipples that point downwards, which breast reduction surgery can fix. Related: 3 Reasons You Need Support During Plastic Surgery