How Breast Reductions Affect Your Physical Health

Dolly Parton once famously said on a Johnny Carson show in the 1980s that she had been “blessed” with a naturally bountiful bosom. But many women consider their large breasts to be anything but a blessing. Large breasts can lead to a number of health problems, such as backaches, neck pain, numbness in the fingers in hands, as well as migraine headaches and shortness of breath. How do large breasts affect a woman’s physical health? Bethannie Snodgrass, MD, a plastic surgeon and author of the new book, When Less Is More: The Complete Guide for Women Considering Breast Reduction Surgery, says that “As women get older and heavier, their shoulders naturally roll forward, which in turn puts compression in the thoracic outlet — the area…

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June 6, 2016