Long-Term Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, with over 50,000 procedures performed each year. Whereas a breast augmentation is designed to increase the volume of the breasts, and a breast lift positions the breasts higher on the chest, a breast reduction is a process of removing fatty tissue and skin from the breast to reduce it in size and weight.

There are numerous reasons women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery, including a wish to improve their lifestyle, achieve life goals, or because of health concerns.

In this article, Dr. John Zinsser examines the effects of overly-large breasts for some patients and the long-term benefits of having a breast reduction.  

Implications of Large Breasts

Large breasts are a desirable physical trait for some women, helping them feel more self-confident and attractive. Others, however, especially those with naturally overly large breasts, may find their breasts a cumbersome hindrance to physical activity and a hazard to their health.

For example, many patients who choose breast reduction surgery would love to experience an active lifestyle, but overly large breasts prevent them from enjoying physical activity to the fullest. From jogging, sprinting, hiking to team sports – large breasts can essentially “get in the way,” which is why more and more active women choose breast reduction surgery.

Furthermore, overly large breasts relative to one’s physique inevitably cause numerous health issues, particularly with the posterior chain involving the muscles down the back of the body.

Common issues include:

  • Neck pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back instability
  • Poor posture
  • Rounded shoulders

Long-Term Benefits

The long-term benefits of breast reduction surgery include:

  • A better quality of life, by being able to engage in activities and hobbies more freely and comfortably
  • Enjoying a better physical condition due to increased ability to exercise
  • Better posture, pain-free daily life
  • Safer, more robust physique
  • Better sense of confidence

Breast Reduction in Richmond, VA

Breast reduction can drastically change your life.

If you feel hindered by large breasts, contact Dr. John Zinsser and his team. As a specialist in breast rejuvenation, he has witnessed the long-term benefits that breast reduction surgery has brought his patients time and time again.

To receive treatment from one of the most experienced and personable surgeons in the field, contact (804) 474-9805 or fill out this online form today.