The size of the breasts differs from women to women depending on the sensitivity of the breasts to the hormonal stimulation that occurs during adolescence. Some women develop huge breasts as a result and opt to go in for breast reduction surgery which has several benefits. Let us now have a look into some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery.
Reduction in Neck Pain
Because of the huge size of the breasts, the neck is concomitantly pulled into a relatively downward position making the neck muscles taut and putting strain on the ligaments thereby causing neck pain. A breast reduction surgery causes a decrease in the size of the breasts and thereby releases tension on the neck and this relaxation causes a concomitant decrease in neck pain. The long term result of this is immense.
Advantage of a Breast Lift
In patients with huge breasts one can usually see the nipple-areolar complex drooping down and even pointing downwards which makes it very unaesthetic. By repositioning the breast tissue during the reduction process the nipple-areola is pulled up into a more anatomical position thereby achieving a breast lift. This makes the look of the breasts extremely aesthetic which is of advantage especially in young patients.
Reduction in areolar size
As the breast size increases so does the size of the areola. Huge areola look extremely unaesthetic. Fortunately, in breast reduction surgery, the areolar size is tailored to a more accurate fit for the breasts which makes the final size pleasurable. This areolar size can be modified according to the wishes of the patient.
Avoidance of skin infections
Patients who have huge breasts might have problems in cleaning the under surface of their breasts owing to the huge weight of their breasts. This makes the prevalence of skin infections especially fungal infections quite high in these patients as sweat and dirt accumulates. The breast reduction procedure helps in decreasing the weight of the breasts thereby facilitating easy cleansing of the breasts thereby decreasing the incidence of these infections.
Resolving social problems
Huge breasts might create a social problem with many patients preferring to stay indoors because of fear of ridicule and continuous staring by others. With a breast reduction surgery the breasts are made more aesthetic thereby resolving this problem of avoidance.
Enhancement of cleavage
As the breast enlarges in size these also tend to droop down because of the weight of the breasts thereby emptying the upper poles of the breasts which takes a toll on the cleavage which loses its attractiveness. With a breast reduction surgery the breast parenchyma is shifted to the upper pole enhancing the natural beauty of the cleavage.
Decreased incidence of breast cancer
Multiple studies have shown that the actual risk of developing breast cancer decreases in patients going through a breast reduction surgery. This might be as a result of the decrease in breast parenchyma that occurs during breast reduction surgery or to some other causes.
These are only some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery. There are numerous other benefits and therefore women should not be hesitant when contemplating a breast reduction surgery.