Bigger isn’t always better. In some cases, bigger can feel like a burden. While many women are aiming to enlarge their breasts, there is also the other side of the coin where some women are looking to reduce their cup size.
The primary reason why some women are interested in breast reductions is back pain. Large breasts are not light as feathers! Their weight can cause you to hunch over and thus set off the ailment of back pain. This is only one of the discomforts that large breasts may cause.
While some women can embrace and accept large breasts, for some, experiencing discomfort can have them seeking breast reductions as a solution. There are a few things you should know before going for a breast reduction.
What you should know before reducing your breasts.
Insurance may not cover it: Check with your medical fund if they will cover this procedure. Like any type of plastic surgery, breast reductions can be costly. If your fund does not provide coverage, you may need to set aside some time and a plan to save for it.
You may have to lose some weight: Prior to your surgery, it may be required of you to shed some kilos. If you are carrying a lot of excess body weight—all over, not just in your bra—your doctor might suggest weight loss measures before recommending surgery. Shedding some extra weight could also shrink the size of your breasts, making an operation unnecessary.
Recovery: Recovery is usually about six weeks before you can fully resume your day to day activities. Schedule your surgery during a period that is not filled with special events such as weddings/reunions etc. Nobody wants to miss out due to their recovery period! You should also ensure that you have a trusted friend or family member to help you with young children (if you have) during your downtime.
You may not be able to breastfeed: In all fairness, you may not be willing to breastfeed after a breast reduction either! This is because a breast reduction involves the removal of breast tissue, which can hinder your ability to breast-feed. In some cases, many women forego breastfeeding after a breast reduction in fear of their breasts becoming enlarged again. Due to these reasons, you may choose to undergo a breast reduction once you are finished breastfeeding and having children.
You may lose nipple sensation: With a breast reduction surgery, you risk losing some or all of the feeling in your nipples. Usually, the loss of sensation is temporary, although in some rarer cases, it is permanent – you generally have to wait a year or two to be sure.
Breast reductions can be freeing for women who are experiencing discomfort due to large breasts. If this is something that you are considering, book an appointment with a trusted plastic surgeon for a consultation to determine whether or not this procedure is right for you.