Women have unique figures, and the curves and shapes of their bodies help define who they are. The breasts can be a focal point, and the desire has generally been for the breasts to be large, round, and symmetrical. Since this is the standard often set for women, it isn’t surprising that breast augmentation has maintained its popularity as the most requested plastic surgery procedure. However, breasts that are too large can be a woman’s enemy. There are certain circumstances when smaller breasts are a good thing.
When the Breasts Are Too Big
Some women suffer both physically and mentally due to overly large, pendulous breasts. Breast reduction surgery is performed to reduce the size and improve the shape of the breasts. There are several reasons a woman may desire smaller breasts, and this is why people get breast reduction surgery:
- Large breasts can be painful: Some women suffer from shoulder, neck, and back pain associated with breasts that are too large for the body.
- Bad posture: Large, heavy breasts can affect a woman’s posture by causing her to lean forward instead of sitting up straight.
- Undergarments do not fit correctly: Even with the most advanced intimate apparel, indents in the shoulders and skin irritations can result from the weight of overly large breasts.
- Clothing is unflattering: Wearing cleavage-baring tops or tighter-fitting fashions can be unattractive or too revealing when the breasts are extremely large. Breast reduction surgery provides a woman with the confidence she needs to wear the clothing she had always steered away from before.
- Exercising is uncomfortable: Pendulous breasts can be uncomfortable and painful when a woman participates in everyday activities and exercise.
- The breasts are out of proportion with body type: The breasts can be too big for a person who has a smaller body frame, which causes the body to look uneven and asymmetrical.
- The nipples and areolas point downward: Nipples that face forward are generally considered ideal. During breast reduction surgery, the nipples and areolas can be reduced and lifted to create more flattering breasts.
- Asymmetrical breasts: Although slight asymmetry is normal in the breasts, when they are significantly uneven, it can make a person’s breasts look unattractive underneath clothing and unveiled.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Whether for physical or emotional relief, breast reduction can help a woman achieve breasts that are attractive, symmetrical, and flattering to the entire figure. Breast reduction surgery may also be covered by your insurance which needs to be preauthorized by the the insurance carrier.
Dr. Jervis performs breast reduction surgery by making a “T-shaped” incision. Through the incision, he will remove the excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin. If needed, the nipples and areolas can be reduced and repositioned. Every breast reduction surgery plan will be designed to meet the patient’s specific needs and body type. Dr. Jervis will go over your procedure during your initial consultation.
If you want to alleviate physical and emotional pain caused by pendulous breasts, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He will help you decide if breast reduction surgery is right for you. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.