You may consider having a breast reduction operation if you have physical discomfort or psychological distress due to having large breasts.
Physical problems may be:
- neck pain
- shoulder ache
- skin irritation
- poor posture
- excessive sweating, rashes and skin infections under the breasts
- weals or grooves on the shoulders from bra straps
- an inability to exercise or take part in sports
Psychological distress can be:
- unwanted attention or harassment
- difficulty finding clothes that fit
For both women and men, breasts can become large due to fatty deposits within them. Losing weight by eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise may help reduce the size of your breasts without the need for surgery.
Last updated: 04 October 2011
- Pain is an unpleasant physical or emotional feeling that your body produces as a warning sign that it has been damaged.
- An ache is a constant dull pain in a part of the body.
- Depression is when you have feelings of extreme sadness, despair or inadequacy that last for a long time.
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