Breast Reduction Increases Self-Esteem

Leeann Morissey

by Leeann Morissey | August 10, 2010 @ 04:00PM

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It has long been said that breast augmentation can provide a number of benefits for women, including a shapelier figure, better-fitting clothing, and even a boost in self-confidence. However, what about when a woman's breasts are overly large and too big? The discussion revolved around the emotional advantages of breast reduction surgery seems rare amongst the number of women seeking breast enlargement.

While the focus of breast reduction is typically on the physical relief that it offers women, a big reward of this procedure (technically known as "reduction mammaplasty") is the increased self-esteem that also follows surgery.

According to the 2008 July/August issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, women who underwent surgery to reduce the size of their overly large breasts attained improved emotional states. In addition to helping women function on a normal basis without neck, shoulder, and back pain caused by their heavy busts; breast reduction also helps them feel better about themselves.

"A big reward of breast reduction is the increased self-esteem that also follows surgery."

On a similar note, breast reduction surgery can significantly alter a man's self-esteem as well. Males who suffer from gynecomastia, a term that refers to men with women-like breasts, are often insecure about their appearances. Due to the pressures imposed by society, those who do not fulfill the requirements of the ideal male form, are often looked down upon.

Regardless of sex, however, breast reduction patients have a great chance of obtaining enhanced physical results, as well as elevated spirits, following surgery.

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