Overly large breasts have been linked to such physical problems as back aches, shortness of breath, migraines and neck pain. Extremely large breasts have hindered women from doing such things as picking up their children or performing aerobic exercises.
Large breasts put a lot of weight on the chest. If the woman’s muscles aren’t strong enough to support that weight, her breasts can cause a lot of pain and make it hard for the woman to maintain good posture.
In extreme cases, big breasts coupled with weak muscles can eventually cause a deformed spine.
If a woman is self-conscious about her breasts, she may hunch forward in order to hide them and thus simply exacerbate her back pain. Very large breasts can also make wearing bras an uncomfortable experience for women as the bra straps digs into their skin.
Big breasts and the aging process
As women get older, their shoulders may roll forward which compresses nerves in their chest. The bigger a woman’s breasts are, the more her shoulders may roll forward and put pressure on nerves.
How big is too big?
Obviously, the answer depends at least partly on the size and build of the woman. A big woman may have fewer problems with big breasts as opposed to a small woman. Generally speaking, though, breasts that are size D or above may cause problems for a woman. Breasts that size could pull the spine out of alignment and thus affect a woman’s posture.
What can a woman with big breasts do?
Women with big breasts may have a number of options. Breast reduction surgery may seem like an extreme option, but it may be a permanent solution. A study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons surveyed 179 women with breasts size DD or bigger.
Before they underwent breast reduction surgery, half of the women reported near-constant pain in their backs, necks or shoulders. After surgery, only ten percent of the women were still in pain.
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Contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today to make an appointment and see if breast reduction may be a solution for your back pain. Our practice is dedicated to helping clients with their cosmetic concerns and we offer a variety of services including facelifts, liposuction, tummy tuck, body contouring, and more to accomplish this goal. We welcome the opportunity to review your cosmetic goals and determine the right procedure that can help you.