While large breasts can be desirable for many women, there are several significant problems that can arise from having large and heavy breasts. Large breasts can seriously affect your health and cause painful physical problems, while also having a negative effect on your lifestyle and self-esteem. At Suffolk Breast Practice we will walk you through the various symptoms of overly large breasts as well as the steps you can take to improve your physical health and quality of life. 
Problems Caused by Large Breasts 
There are several problems associated with having large breasts. Back pain is a common complaint, as is shoulder and neck pain. Large breasts can also cause your bra straps to cut into the skin of your shoulders, sometimes leaving behind scars. Skin irritation, rashes, and infections under the breasts can also be symptoms of having large breasts. If left untreated, these can lead to other painful conditions that can negatively affect your general health and quality of life. 
Large breasts may also hinder your ability to undertake exercise due to discomfort and can have a serious impact on your mental wellbeing, leading to a loss of confidence or decreased satisfaction with your self-image. Headaches and shortness of breath are also possible symptoms that can affect daily life. 
 
Breast Reduction Surgery and Treatments 
Surgery is an option depending on the severity of the problems your breasts are causing you. Breast reduction surgery, (or mammoplasty) is a popular surgical procedure that can alleviate the symptoms associated with large breasts. Indeed, breast reduction surgery was the second most popular surgical procedure for women in 2018. However, as with any operation, there are certain risks involved, and it may take several weeks for you to return to a normal daily routine. To learn more about breast reduction surgery, visit our breast reduction surgery page. At Suffolk Breast Practice, we always carry out a pre-assessment to ensure you are fit to undergo any surgical procedure. 
 
There are scenarios in which surgery will not be appropriate for you. We may discuss non surgical options first, such as considering weight loss, or whether there are any other underlying issues. We do this because Suffolk Breast Practice adheres to a strict ethical code that places the interests and needs of patients at the forefront of our practice. Having surgery is an important decision and is dependent upon the patient’s needs and general health. If surgery is not suitable for you, we will assess your situation and advise the most suitable path forward to help relieve you of your discomfort. 
 
How Suffolk Breast Practice Can Help 
Surgery is available on the NHS, however the eligibility criteria for such surgery is rigorous. Additionally, waiting times for NHS surgery can be lengthy. This leaves many women to seek out private clinics for breast surgery. At Suffolk Breast Practice, we understand the impact breast size can have on your physical health and self-confidence. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms as a result of large breasts, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation
 
Suffolk Breast Practice offers an empathetic service sensitive to your needs as our patient, and will support you in your journey with us, from initial consultation to any follow-up service we advise. We seek to provide an ethical and non-judgemental service to ensure you receive the best treatment and advice possible. 
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