We see options to “super-size” almost everything today. But sometimes bigger isn’t better, even when it comes to breasts. Women with larger breasts can tell you all about the discomforts larger breasts add to their lives. Lubbock breast reduction offers these women a way to alleviate pain, enjoy more activities in life, and gain a greater sense of satisfaction with their physical appearance. If you suffer from pain, discomfort, or other limitations because of large breasts, you might also benefit from a breast reduction.
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Women with very large breasts tend to have poor posture because of the weight load that is constantly straining their backs. Larger breasts pull on a woman’s shoulders and throw her entire body off balance. When our shoulders are always slumped from carrying extra weight, our backs will feel a chronic soreness and fatigue. Over many years of this burden, that soreness can turn into lower back, shoulder, and neck pain. But aren’t bras designed to help support and carry this load? Perhaps surprisingly, they can sometimes cause additional discomfort. Even the most supportive bras can dig grooves into the shoulders from the weight of heavy breasts. When that burden is removed by a breast reduction in Lubbock, all these issues are almost instantly eased.
Sleep and Breathing Problems
When you breathe, your lungs and diaphragm push outward as you draw air in. The extra weight of larger breasts can make breathing more difficult especially when sleeping. Deep breaths and well-rested sleep are key elements to a person’s overall health. Women who have Lubbock breast reduction surgery feel a literal weight lifted from their chest and can experience better sleep.
Ability to Be More Active
Hollywood can poke fun at a woman with a full bust running down the street. The reality of having larger breasts is that a woman has a difficult time with active exercise. We know how beneficial exercise is to our health, but when your breasts get in the way of moving effectively, you feel less inclined to make that exercise effort. Even just going for a jog is cumbersome because your heavy chest pounds you with every single step. Combine that with sweat and friction irritating the skin underneath your breasts, and it will not be easy to stay motivated. After breast reduction, Lubbock women have the ability to participate in physical activity without worrying about their breasts getting in the way.
Physical limitations are not the only reason large-breasted women find it hard to exercise. Finding activewear that contains and supports their chests well can be quite the challenge. Sometimes, no matter what she wears, it can look like a woman with large breasts is trying to show them off when in reality she is trying her best to cover them. This can attract enough unwanted attention to make her avoid the gym at all costs. For women whose breasts make it difficult to exercise, Lubbock breast reduction surgery offers welcome relief.
Looking Better, Feeling Better
If you feel your breasts are too large, plastic surgery can dramatically improve your quality of life. Freedom from the constant discomfort can boost your mood. Better quality sleep will lead to better health and increase your ability to focus. The freedom to move as you please will allow you to reap the benefits of regular exercise. Your breasts will no longer be an uninvited focal point. Your clothes will fit and look much better on you, and when you look good, you just can’t help but feel good too. Before you make your decision about whether to have breast reduction in Lubbock, consider all the advantages it has for different aspects of your life.
Lubbock Breast Reduction Surgery
When people think of plastic surgery for the breasts, they often think of augmentation. Breast reduction surgery is for the women who were dealt more than their fair share of bust size. More often than not, even losing a significant amount of weight will not make your breasts smaller. If your cup size is larger than you’d like it to be, you can consider surgically reducing the size of your breasts.
What the Procedure Does
During Lubbock breast reduction surgery, the breasts are made smaller with the removal of excess tissue and skin. Dr. Rowley’s patients will always get a breast lift along with their size reduction. These combined procedures help improve body proportions and give the breasts a more youthful appearance. The areola, which can get stretched when the breasts are very large, is reduced in size to match the new smaller shape of the bust. The nipples are moved to a higher position to give a more perky look. Dr. Rowley leaves breast tissue around the nipple to preserve blood supply and preserve as much sensation as possible.
Since there are several incisions required for breast reduction, Lubbock patients do end up with multiple scars. No one wants scars, but most women consider them to be a welcome trade off for all the pain and discomfort their large breasts once caused them. Dr. Rowley says:
“Overall, breast reduction patients are some of the happiest patients I treat postoperatively. I can honestly not recall a case where the patient did not have almost immediate relief of symptoms related to the size of the breasts. Of course there are scars, but as I tell most of my patients, the only people that will see those scars are those who see you naked. The risk factors are very minimal and patient satisfaction is very high. It’s very rewarding to see the relief patients enjoy.”
Recovery from breast reduction in Lubbock will require you to take some time off work; most patients take 10 to 14 days to rest and heal before they return to work. If you have a job that involves any type of heavy lifting, plan on taking even more time off. A full return to normal activity will take about 6 weeks. Swelling and bruising are normal after breast reduction surgery, and will take time to heal as your body recovers. Always be sure to strictly follow your doctor’s instructions after your operation so you can reduce your risk of complications.
Breast Reduction Candidates
If you experience any or all of the symptoms in this article, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. Even if you don’t suffer from any symptoms, but would like your breasts to be smaller, breast reduction may still be a good option for you. The right candidate for this procedure will also:
- Be in good health, generally speaking
- Not smoke, or be able to refrain from smoking before and after surgery
- Be mentally and emotionally stable
- Have realistic expectations
Lubbock Breast Reduction Experience You Can Trust
Our breast reduction patients are some of our happiest clients. Women who have endured the burden of larger breasts love feeling that heaviness being lifted from them after surgery. It’s time to get relief from the weight you’ve been carrying around for so long. Dr. Jane Rowley has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience and has performed hundreds of breast reductions. She is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock who listens to her patients and helps them achieve their realistic cosmetic dreams. Find out more about breast reduction in Lubbock and other plastic surgery procedures at your no-obligation consultation today.