Adjusting Posture After Breast Reduction

Adjusting Posture After Breast Reduction

A breast reduction offers a variety of benefits, both cosmetic and anatomical. The procedure removes excess breast tissue and skin to provide you with a breast size that is proportionate to your body. In addition, it can also alleviate the discomfort caused by large, heavy breasts. Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional issues for many patients. For those who have made the decision to get a breast reduction, consider the following tips on adjusting posture after breast reduction.

Adjusting Posture After Breast Reduction

After breast reduction surgery, you will notice differences in your posture. Because so many patients have to overcompensate to accommodate their large, heavy breasts, postural changes occur post-surgery. Before surgery, you may have had to hunch forward due to the weight of your breasts. Some women also do this to hide their breasts. This can impact your shoulders, neck, and upper back areas which can lead to tenderness and spasms.

Post-surgery, it’s important to address your posture issues as you no longer have the extra weight around your chest. Regular exercise and strength training is beneficial before and after surgery to prepare you for the changes. Core and back strength can help you retrain your muscle memory after surgery so you can maintain good posture. Many patients find success doing yoga and Pilates as well as they are low impact and can be modified to your personal needs. It is important to get clearance from your plastic surgeon in Los Angeles before you start exercising. You should also slowly transition into physical activity so you avoid injury and negatively impacting your results.

Benefits of a Breast Reduction

While you will likely need to address the postural changes post-surgery, it is a smooth process that you can easily transition into. There are also a number of benefits that come with getting a breast reduction.

Burden Lifted:

The burden of large breasts can be serious when it comes to your physical health. The extra weight on your chest can place unnecessary pressure on your shoulders, neck, and upper back. In addition to back issues, many patients also suffer from skin irritation and rashes underneath their breasts due to the constant contact. These issues can be easily alleviated with a breast reduction in Beverly Hills.

Easier to Exercise:

Many patients with large breasts avoid certain physical activities. Things like running and other sports can be extremely difficult with large breasts. Not only can it be embarrassing, but it can also be painful. A breast reduction can make it much easier to participate in physical activities, without all of the physical and potentially emotional issues.

Shopping Ease:

Finding bras and clothes to fit over your large breasts can be really difficult. A breast reduction can make it much easier to find clothing that fits well. This makes it much easier to dress the way you want without worry in both your professional and personal life.


Patients often have self-esteem issues due to their large breasts. They may hunch over to hide their breasts or avoid certain activities that would draw attention to them. A breast reduction results in a major confidence boost for patients.

Balanced Body Shape:

Large breasts can make you look top heavy. This can impact your appearance and make your body look uneven. Having breasts that are proportionate to the size of your body can provide you with a balanced physical appearance.

Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, consider a breast reduction. The procedure can also be combined with a lift to provide you with the shape and size you have always wanted. Contact Dr. Brent and his team today to schedule a consultation!

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