When it comes to reshaping your body, each person’s goals and needs are unique. Just as hundreds of thousands of women meet their goals through breast augmentation, a large number of women (nearly 85,000) and men (almost 25,000) find their answers through breast reduction surgery.
At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers a wide range of services that help our patients meet their personal goals. Whether it’s for aesthetic or health reasons, breast reduction surgery is an incredibly effective surgery that provides patients with the answers they’re looking for.
Here’s a look at 5 of the more common reasons why our patients opt for breast reduction surgery.
1. Top heavy
It may seem odd to those women who are less endowed in the chest to consider reducing their breast size, but plenty of women struggle with back and neck problems because of overly large breasts.
Your musculoskeletal structure — namely your spine — is designed to carry a certain amount of balanced weight, and large breasts can not only skew the balance, but also add too much for your spine to handle. Many women with large breasts complain of back and neck pain as their spines struggle to support the weight.
2. Too much movement
Another reason why many women turn to breast reduction surgery is because they enjoy an active lifestyle, and large breasts can interfere with that. Running or jumping with large breasts is cumbersome, to say the least, and can quite often be downright painful.
Sports bras can help to some extent, but your breasts aren’t as integrated into your body, so they enjoy a fair amount of movement — and this movement can be too much when you’re active.
Not to mention, finding sports breasts for larger sizes can be tricky, further complicating the problem.
3. Tackling two issues at once
When Dr. McHugh performs a breast reduction surgery, he also lifts the remaining tissue, leaving you with smaller, better-positioned breasts. This means you only have to undergo one procedure to achieve the desired outcome — smaller breasts that are higher up on your chest.
4. A matter of proportion
Many women who opt for breast reduction surgery do so because of issues with disproportion. Women of all sizes can have large breasts, even the most petite. If you’re tired of your breasts taking center stage, a breast reduction surgery can reshape them to better fit your overall proportions.
5. For men, too
As we mentioned, nearly 25,000 men turn to breast reduction surgery as a solution for gynecomastia, which is an enlargement or swelling of the breast tissue. Gynecomastia is a fairly common condition, and 65% of men between the ages of 27 and 92 years old experience some degree of gynecomastia.
If the problem is moderate to severe, breast reduction surgery is an ideal solution that eliminates the problematic tissue, once and for all.
To learn more about how breast reduction surgery can help you achieve your goals, the first step is to contact our office in the Woodlands, Texas, to set up a consultation with Dr. McHugh.