Common Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery

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Common Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery

Common Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery

For many women, having large breasts is more of a burden than a blessing and can cause a number of medical issues, considerable pain, and general discomfort with a number of everyday activities. Because of these issues associated with large breasts, many women choose to undergo a breast reduction surgery to reduce their pain and discomfort and allow them to live the life they want. There are a variety of reasons women choose breast reduction surgeries, including:

  1. Back and neck pain: Large breasts can contribute to a host of medical issues, most commonly back and neck pain that can become chronic and affect an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities. Additionally, some women suffer from numbness in their hands and feet as a result of the back pain brought on by having large breasts. Back and neck pain are one of the main reasons individuals choose breast reduction surgery, and it is the most effective method to stop this pain at the source of the issue. For many women, breast reduction is the only option to stop their pain and allow them ease of living.
  2. Posture issues: In addition to pain, large breasts can contribute to posture issues that often get progressively worse with time. This can cause spinal problems, an arched back, and often a considerable amount of pain. In these cases, breast reduction surgery is usually the only option to correct posture and stop the progression of worsening posture with time.
  3. Sports and other physical activities: For many women with large breasts, exercise and other physical activities are more difficult to perform. Large breasts can make these activities awkward, painful, or limit their range of motion, which is a problem for any active person, but especially for women who are involved in regular sporting activities. Someone who ran track in their youth may find it difficult or impossible to run in the same way with the same level of comfort after the development of large breasts and may want a breast reduction to allow themselves to fully enjoy the physical activities they like doing.

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If you or a loved one is considering breast reduction, it is important to have a qualified physician perform the surgery to avoid complications and ensure the success of the surgery. At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, our qualified Des Moines cosmetic surgeons have years of experience in a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and have helped countless individuals safely achieve their desired results. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to one of our skilled breast reduction surgeons, please contact Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at (515) 222-1111 today.