Having large breasts is often viewed as the ideal in America, but in reality, having large breasts can cause posture issues and physical discomfort. For women who are overly endowed, often due to a condition known as macromastia or gigantomastia, breast reduction surgery offers welcome relief. I am happy to report that the Liposuction And Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers this type of plastic surgery in Chicago.
Why Some Women Choose Breast Reduction Surgery
More than 112,000 breast reduction surgeries are performed nationwide each year. While this number pales in comparison to the 307,000 breast augmentation surgeries to increase the size and volume of female breasts, having overly large breasts contributes to physical and emotional problems that only alteration of the size can address. Whether the diagnosis is macromastia, where the excess breast tissue weighs up to 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.), or gigantomastia, where the excess breast tissue exceeds 2.5 kg, sufferers experience head, neck and back pain, along with poor circulation, impaired posture and respiration, shoulder injuries, chafing, and poorly fitting clothes.
Large breasts aren’t always fun for the women who have them. Ask Kerisha Mark of Texas, who was endowed with a 36NNN bra size. As recounted in People Magazine, she had trouble finding clothes, because her top was out of proportion with her lower body. Most importantly, Kerisha suffered intense neck and back pain and could hardly sleep at night. On several occasions, she thought she was experiencing a heart attack, but she was actually suffering from the pain complications because of her excessive breast size.
This prompted her to find out more about the issues she was having with her large breasts. Her doctor told her she was at risk of developing degenerative kyphosis; a condition that causes an eventual hump-like curvature of the upper spine. Ms. Mark underwent a procedure in November 2014 that removed 15 pounds of breast tissue to reduce her chest size to 36DDD. Since the surgery, Marks has enjoyed being pain-free and fitting into normal, department store clothing.
Successful Surgical Procedures For Breast Reduction
In the Institute, we see many patients who have similar complaints about feeling uncomfortable with her large breasts and who suffer from pain in the shoulders, back, and lower back. These women often come in with deep marks in their shoulders from their bras and have bad posture that results from them having to carry a heavy load.
Even though their situations are not as usually not as extreme as the nationally known case from Texas, I always suggest breast reduction surgery in these cases. I evaluate the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and show the patient pictures of our many successful breast reduction surgeries to help them see the type of results they can expect.
Breasts Too Big? Consider Plastic Surgery In Chicago
The results? After breast reduction plastic surgery, I have personally seen my patients experience a happier, more fulfilling live. Their breasts are no longer the subject of unwanted discussion, and they are able to carry on their daily regime of work and exercise without pain.
If you live in the Chicago area, and you’re experiencing pain associated with your breast size, I would like to help you with this reduction plastic surgery. At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we successfully perform many breast reduction surgeries each year, which helps women live more comfortable lives. For information on how this plastic surgery procedure could help you, schedule an appointment online or contact at (855) 962-3621.Back to Blog Page