Can anything be done about my heavy breasts?

shutterstock_121130050 (1)Breast reduction surgery has consistently been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. The reason being is that the symptoms correlated with large breasts are painful and damaging to a woman’s body.

Larger breasts are medically called macromastia, if large breasts cause pain this condition is called symptomatic macromastia. Some of the most common symptoms associated with large breasts are;

  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Poor Posture
  • Sleep Disturbances

There are a number of non-invasive options to treat the symptoms of symptomatic macromastia, however these are only temporary solutions and do not fix the underlying issue of macromastia. Some of these options to relieve pain include, ibuprofen, chiropractor, massage and physical therapy. Often times women look to better bra support to relieve pain and discomfort, but that can typically causes further problems with your neck, shoulder and chest wall.

The biggest culprit for causing discomfort to large breasts is gravity. The effects of gravity cause the large breast to become longer and heavier. It is that effect which drives the painful symptoms associated with macromastia.

Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a highly effective treatment for symptomatic macromastia, because it pinpoints the root of symptoms. Breast reduction surgery has been well documented for relieving the symptoms that are associated with excessive breast size.

The painful symptoms of large breasts is what cause many women to undergo breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment for symptomatic macromastia. As opposed to temporarily treating the symptoms, breast reduction surgery eliminates the direct cause of those symptoms. After recovery from breast reduction surgery many women are able to improve their skeletal stability, eliminate their pain associated with large breasts and increase their physical activity. If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery in Northbrook, IL and Metro Chicago, please contact us.