Although many people assume that breast reduction surgery, like other plastic surgeries, is carried out only for cosmetic reasons, reduction surgery often has a positive impact on your health and well being.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure that decreases the size of your breasts by removing excess fat, skin, and tissues to give you breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of your body.
Improve Your Posture
One of the common health benefits of breast reduction surgery is that it can help improve your posture. Poor posture can lead to back problems later on in life, including curvature of the spine, back, and neck; and shoulder pain.
If you have large breasts, it can put strain on your neck, shoulders, and back, and make it seem like you are always leaning forward.
By decreasing the size of your breasts, reduction surgery can reduce the pain and pressure on your neck and shoulders, improve your posture, and decrease the chance that you will suffer back problems as you get older.
Increase Your Activity
We all know that regular exercise keeps us healthy. But if you have heavy, disproportionately large breasts for your body, you may find it difficult to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle, which can have a negative impact on your overall health. Some women with large breasts find that exercise can cause pain, or that the movement of their breasts can make some activities – like running, awkward, and uncomfortable.
Others don’t exercise out of fear that people will comment on their appearance, or because they are unable to find comfortable workout wear. In some cases, a fear of damaging the breasts during exercise (such as tearing when running) may also be a deterrent.
If you avoid exercising because you’re self conscious about your shape, or your breasts make exercise uncomfortable, you may find your activity levels increase after having a breast reduction.
One of the most obvious benefits of breast reduction surgery is that it can improve your self-confidence and mental health, as well as your physical health.
By reducing the size of your breasts, your silhouette will look more proportionate to the rest of your body, and you will notice that you have an easier time finding clothes, including bras, that fit.
Instead of focusing on how the size of your breasts is preventing you from doing the things you want, with smaller breasts you will be able to focus on the things you want to achieve in life.
Benefits of Other Reduction Surgeries
It’s not just breast reduction that can have a positive impact on your health. Other reduction surgeries, such as liposuction, can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.
Because liposuction removes excess and stubborn fat, in some people it can help lower blood pressure and improve circulation, decreasing the risk of heart disease or diabetes. It can also make pursuing a healthier lifestyle easier by providing a better physical state to start off with.
Liposuction can also improve mental health by increasing your self-confidence and giving you the ability to feel more comfortable and at peace in your own skin.
Find Out More
If you’re considering breast reduction surgery or simply want to know more about the options available to you, contact the experts at Clinique Liposculpture to schedule a consultation now.