Reducing Breast Size Can Benefit Your Health & Wellbeing

It is a common misconception that bigger is better, but majority of the time bigger is definitely not better in terms of health and wellbeing.

Breast size is something that can influence a woman’s lifestyle minutely to significantly every day; and seriously influence their physical and emotional wellbeing. The larger the breast size the more weight is put on the front of the body; this can put a lot of pressure on the shoulders and back when the body is stationary, standing or sitting for long periods of time. With Dr Margaret Anderson we offer women breast reduction procedures to help them gain confidence and control over their health and wellbeing.

Why do women choose to get a breast reduction?

Many women choose to get breast reductions for a number of reasons:

Emotional: Women with larger breasts can incur emotional distress when involved in social situations. Many women can find that with larger breasts it is difficult that find clothes that fit, they can also notice that it can be difficult to socialise, as well as they may have difficulty exercising because the size of their breasts. The emotional distress some women with larger breasts suffer can lower their self-esteem and confidence.

Physical: The weight of larger breasts can put a lot of stress on the body. Many women with larger breasts can experience:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Neck, shoulder and back stiffness and pain
  • Dermatitis
  • Heavy chest (Dyspnoea)
  • Pinched nerves
  • Poor posture

Larger breasted women can also find that they have decreased sensation of the nipples and areola, can have inverted nipples and new mothers can find it difficult to breast feed. In terms of breast health, larger breasts can also be harder to self-examine for lumps and small tumours. In addition, professional mammogram examinations can be more difficult and require further testing to check the breasts thoroughly.

Body Image: Closely related to emotional and physical reasons, body image has motivated many women to make the change and reduce their breast size. Many women after pregnancy, weight loss or those born with naturally larger breasts, have chosen to reduce their breast size in order to achieve their ideal body image. Reasons for the change can be to achieve better body proportion or to regain youthfulness after dramatic weight reduction on the chest or stomach. A breast reduction procedure can also work to improve breast symmetry if asymmetry is present.

How does a breast reduction procedure improve breasts?

Breast reduction surgery works to reshape and lift the breasts to reduce their weight and size. In this process, fat and/or tissue will be extracted from the breast to reduce its size. This procedure can be simultaneously performed with a breast lift that is used to lift and tighten the skin surrounding the nipple/areola.

Dr Margaret Anderson will perform a breast reduction assessment to determine proper suitability for this procedure…

Large breasts can weigh heavily on a woman’s emotional and physical health and sense of wellbeing. Breast reduction surgery can give women an option to help them achieve their ideal body image and in turn, many women find that their self-confidence can improve. Dr Margaret Anderson is highly trained in performing delicate surgeries on women; and as a woman herself, she understands the significance breasts play in ideal body image and self-confidence. Dr Anderson meticulously takes her patients through a breast reduction assessment before she deems them suitable for the breast reduction procedure. During this assessment, Dr Anderson will discuss your family history for evidence of breast cancer, address your medical history and give your breasts a full examination for lumps, skin changes, asymmetry and position of the nipple and areola.

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