Choosing a breast reduction is not just a matter of personal choice or merely a desire to appear more attractive. Some physical as well as medical reasons for choosing this procedure might range from pain in the back, neck, and shoulder to headaches, to irritation or infection of the skin under the breasts. However, we need to understand that the psychological effects of possessing excessively large breasts can at times be even more intense. Unwanted attention can lead to severe self-consciousness and greatly affect a woman’s confidence resulting lower self esteem. You should consider a breast reduction if you want to:
- · Feel more comfortable. Large, heavy breasts can cause back and neck pain, skin irritation, and posture problems. The constant pull of heavy breasts may make bra straps leave painful indentations in a woman's shoulders. Breast reduction surgery can eliminate these problems in most cases.
- · Reduce the physical limitations that large, heavy breasts place on participation in sports or other activities. Some physical activities may be painful or awkward for women who have large breasts.
- · Improve your body image. Large breasts, especially when they are out of proportion to your height and weight, can be embarrassing. Teenagers and young women with large breasts may especially feel self-conscious wearing swimsuits and other types of clothing due to unwelcome attention to large breasts. It also may be hard to find clothes that fit well.