Bigger Is Not Always Better: Why Breast Reduction Surgery Is So Popular

Cosmetic Surgery

Becky Fulford was used to having big breasts in the past. Her perception changed when she started to have chronic back and neck pain. She consulted with some friends, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons and she asked her to lose her wait and breast size. Despite workouts and diet plan, she could not have a significant change.

She then had this procedure and she is not in the recovery phase. She is a hair stylist she has been thinking about the reduction treatment since she was 16 but she could not realize this idea in the past. She has taken the surgery at the age of 30. With a bra size that fluctuated from 30 FF to 34 GG, finding one to fit was always a challenge.

She was not able to wear the normal-sized bra. She had to find the bra in the market that fit her. She no longer needs to do this hard work. She can just go to the market and purchase a bra of her choice. She now has a wide bra and dress choices. It was difficult for her to work out in the gym and even walk sometimes due to the pain.

Plastic Surgeon Helps Take the Load Off

It is not easy for the women with oversized breast to naturally reduce the size of the body and the chest. Becky also tried to do it using traditional weight loss methods but to no gain. These concerns are all too familiar to Dr. Joy Cluett, a plastic surgeon in St. John’s.

She says; “women with overly large breasts suffer from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain and many other problems. People get rashes underneath their breasts, and with time they can get permanent grooves in their shoulders.”

It is important to note that this procedure is not covered under normal medical insurance plans. The procedure is not cheap and a huge amount is needed to fund it. Though most of the women with large breasts can go for it but the treatment is not just for all women. The breast tissue has to be a certain weight, and the woman must be experiencing health problems.

Big Breasts Run in Families

The women who have a big size and want to have kids need to know that this issue can run in families. Your daughter can become a victim of this issue as well and you can stop this to happen if you reduce the size using a reduction technique. You might be well-off with large-sized chest but what if your children also have it.

Cluett says having large breasts is common in Newfoundland and Labrador, and seems to run in families, so there is a genetic component. She says the negative attention wasn’t just from men, it came from women as well. “Girls just getting threatened by you. People feeling for some reason that because you are well-endowed that you are going to go after their boyfriend.”

Becky and her husband now have plans to have kids. She has been waiting for the right moment to start the family. She is still worried about breastfeeding but her plastic surgeon has assured that she can easily breastfeed in the future. Dr. Cluett says that most of the women will be able to breastfeed normally after it. However, there is a chance of losing the ability to breast feed normally or altogether.

Reduced Cancer Risk

Dr. Cluett is of the view that the breast reduction can avoid the women from the possible risk of breast cancer. So a successful breast reduction treatment means reduced risk of breast cancer. There are many reasons behind this fact.

There are several reasons for this as per some research studies,” she says. One primary reason behind this is to have less breast tissue that makes it easy to have breast examination and mammography. Sometimes cancer is detected during the reduction surgery.

She is of the view that; “On occasion, we do find cancer in the specimens and I’ve found quite a few myself. So patients are lucky in that respect, it’s a bit of a godsend to them.

She is happy with her new chest that is proportional to the rest of the body. Though she is still healing and she will soon be able to resume the routine activities, she has plans to purchase new bras that fit her. She is so exciting and is not able to wait for the moment when she will wear her new Victoria’s Secret bra and stand before the mirror of her wardrobe door.

Becky is currently 34DD, which is less than before and she will be 32D in a few months when the swelling will be gone. Becky is satisfied with the results of the treatment and she is of the view that; “Overall I feel more comfortable. It’s worth it already.”