Throughout history, large breasts have generally been considered a sign of femininity highlighting a woman’s ability to nurture. Yet a woman with significantly larger breasts than the aesthetic standard of her time may be seen as abnormal or deformed. In these cases there is no doubt, that large oversized breasts can be disturbing to a woman by causing a host of both physical as well as psychological symptoms.
In the former these can take the form of shoulder, neck and back pain as well as cause distortion of posture and in more severe cases make breathing difficult. Large breasts can dominate a woman’s appearance and make her look unbalanced and make exercise difficult or impossible to do. In psychological terms, ungainly stares and rude comments make sufferers even more self conscious which leads them to wear loose clothing to disguise their imbalance.
Surgical correction to reduce the size of the breasts has been performed for many years and in fact the first true surgical reduction of a female breast was probably performed in 1669 in England by William Durston. Although the main aim of the surgery is to reduce the volume and weight of the breast, cosmetic enhancement to fashion a normal shape remains equally important. The techniques have been modified and refined throughout the years in order to improve the safety as well as the aesthetic results!
Breast Reduction surgery probably has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic surgeries and reconstructive breast procedures. This is because women who had been burdened with the effects of overly large breasts for many years suddenly feel literally “liberated” and able to do things that were difficult or uncomfortable prior to surgery. In many ways these women feel they have been given a new lease of life and are thus able to approach many everyday matters with renewed interest and confidence.