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Can Large Breasts Cause Health Problems?

Woman in White shirtIt’s no secret that patients with an excessive or dominating breast size can be subject to insecurities about their appearance and unwanted attention from others. What patients may not be aware of is the myriad of physical symptoms and health issues often precipitated by large, heavy breasts. The burdens caused by a disproportionately large breast size usually range from minor irritations to severe pain and discomfort. In some cases, these symptoms can make it difficult to engage in certain activities, such as exercise and sports. Generally speaking, health concerns associated with excessive breasts include:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder strain
  • Headaches
  • Poor posture
  • Indentations in your shoulders from bra straps digging in, a phenomenon often known as “shoulder grooving”
  • Rashes, irritation, and chafing underneath the breasts
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms

In order to effectively address the symptoms listed above, a surgical procedure designed to attain a more proportional and comfortable breast size is necessary. This is why Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani — a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Orlando — performs >breast reduction to remove overdeveloped glandular tissue, excess fat, and loose skin in the chest, leaving behind a lighter and more aesthetic breast shape. The results of breast reduction can be so transformative, patients often feel like they have a new lease on life after their surgery.

We understand that living with the weight of large, heavy breasts can be debilitating. Fortunately, breast reduction can be a powerful solution to help you reclaim your health and confidence. Contact Dr. Jon Paul Trevisanitoday to schedule a personal consultation or to learn more about the breast reduction procedure.