Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. Such is the case for women who have naturally large breasts, which not only attract unwanted attention and limit the style of clothing they feel confident wearing but also cause a host of medical problems, too. Every year, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Zenn of Zenn Plastic Surgery consults with many women who want a breast reduction due to the often painful medical conditions their natural breasts cause. Below is a discussion of 7 of the most common medical problems caused by naturally large breasts.
- Persistent Pain
If you have large natural breasts, especially for the size of your frame, they can cause you a lot of pain. In fact, many of the women who come to Dr. Zenn for a breast reduction consultation do so because of the discomfort their large breasts cause. Women with naturally large breasts often complain about pain in their neck, shoulders, and back. Some women even feel unwanted pain just because of the sheer weight of their breasts.
Large breasts natural trap moisture underneath them, especially from your body’s perspiration process. This trapped moisture can lead to skin rashes. Not only can skin rashes be uncomfortable, but they can also lead to infections for some women. Recurrent skin rashes and infections underneath the breasts are so common with large breasts that it is one of the top reasons that so many women with large natural breasts seek out Dr. Zenn for their breast reduction procedure.
- Shoulder Grooves
Practically every woman understands the struggle of shopping for a perfectly sized bra, but if your breasts are extremely large, this process becomes much more complicated. When your breasts are overly large, it can be impossible to find a bra that properly supports them. And the bra that is chosen can lead to painful shoulder grooves and indentations where the bra straps lie over the shoulder, which many Raleigh women with large breasts complain about.
It’s no secret that your breasts are a sensitive part of your body. But some women experience breast numbness because of the extra weight in their large breasts. Other women experience numbness in other parts of their bodies, such as in their fingers, hands, and arms, because the sheer weight of their breasts compresses nerve pathways. If you are experiencing unexplained numbness in any of these areas, you should consult with Dr. Zenn to see if your breast size is the cause and if a breast reduction can alleviate these symptoms.
- Difficulty or Inability to Exercise
Large breasts can get in the way of your life – literally. Some women have breasts that are so big that it’s difficult or downright impossible for them to maintain a healthy exercise routine. Since exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this can be a huge problem for Raleigh women who need a breast reduction.
- Shortness of Breath
Large breasts can leave a lot of excess weight on a woman’s chest. While this is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause unwanted shortness of breath. If you have unexplained shortness of breath that your primary healthcare physician can’t find the cause of, and also have large breasts, your issue may be alleviated with a breast reduction.
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know you’ll do just about anything to get rid of it and to make sure these headaches never return. Unfortunately, large breasts have been linked to causing migraines in certain women. If you have unexplained migraines and large breasts, it’s possible a breast reduction can help.
When to See Dr. Zenn
If you have large natural breasts and you’re experiencing any one of these symptoms, or worse, a combination of them, we recommend you consult with Dr. Zenn about breast reduction surgery. With over two decades of experience performing breast reductions, Dr. Zenn is a skillful plastic surgeon who can evaluate your unique situation and perform breast reduction surgery to alleviate your problems. You will also look great!
To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Zenn today, contact Zenn Plastic Surgery at (919) 480-3885.