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Breast Reduction Surgery: Advantages and Disadvantages

With celebrities like Ariel Winter and Amber Rose opting for breast reduction surgery, big busted women feel more encouraged than ever to lift the weight off their chests, both figuratively and literally. However, breast reduction is not exclusively for women. The operation is a unisex procedure, that although classified as cosmetics surgery, has physical benefits beyond aesthetics.

As is the case with everything that seems too good to be true, breast reduction has its advantages and disadvantages. So, read through them, and make your decision.

Advantages of breast reduction surgery

Eliminates back and neck pain

This is almost the one mutual reason women opt for the surgery. Your breasts are a load that hangs from your chest. The consistent weight causes your upper back and neck muscles to strain resulting in chronic pain.

“I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain,” Amber Rose told PEOPLE magazine. “It was almost as if I had like a heavy backpack on my chest.”

Can fix asymmetrical breasts

Breast Reduction Process
Breast Reduction Process

Breast asymmetry is a natural occurrence that is more common than we think. The phenomenon refers to when breasts do not look similar. Either the position, size, or volume varies from one breast to the other. The problem can be a source of embarrassment and self-esteem issues in women, which is where breast reduction comes.

Breast reduction can remove excess fat, tissue, and reposition the breast for a symmetrical bust.

Reverses Sagging

As we age, our skin generally loses its elasticity and drags. However, the term sagging is more attached to breasts than any other feature because they sag the fastest due to the pull of gravity on them. To know if your breasts are sagging, stand in front of a mirror entirely shirtless. If you feel notice that your nipples are pointing downwards instead of outwards in the mirror, you might suffer sagging.

Breast reduction can fix this problem by removing excess stretched skin so that the final result is a perkier toned bust.

Modifies the areola and nipple shape

Another advantage of breast reduction is that it can modify the nipples and areola. It can make the areola smaller if its larger than average or reshape and relocate the nipple if it is oddly shaped or positioned.

It is also for men

Male Breast Reductions Before And After
Male Breast Reductions Before And After

Some men suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the phenomenon of enlarged breasts in men due to enlarged breast tissue. This is not always caused by weight gain, at times it can naturally occur.

The most effective treatment for enlarged male breasts is breast reduction.

Better posture

Many women who undergo the surgery report better posture as a result of the procedure. Better posture is due to two things:

  1. Less weighty breasts and eliminated back pain that allows women to stand up straight painlessly
  2.  Increased confidence. Breasts that are out of proportion big cause some embarrassments which cause women to hunch their backs to avoid bringing attention to their chests. This over time can develop a habit that can only be fixed when the root of the problem is tackled.

Disadvantages of breast reduction surgery

Breastfeeding after breast reduction

There is no direct answer to this. However, there is a risk of s decreased milk supply after a breast reduction. It depends on the number of milk-making glandulars are left after surgery, whether the nipples have been repositioned, and whether essential nerves have been cut during the procedure.

Consult with a lactation consultant about your surgery details, and how to continue breastfeeding after the surgery.


The surgery leaves some scars on the breast are, discuss this with your surgeon to know the pattern of scarring you might be left with.

In summary

A breast reduction is a surgery that has many benefits, reducing the breast size, re-centering the nipples, and the most effective treatment for male breast enlargement. The success and benefits of the surgery have made this procedure very popular among celebrities. We gave you the advantages and disadvantages, and the decision is now yours. Contact us if you want to know more about breast reduction.

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