Bigger Isn't Better - 6 Reasons Women Love Breast Reductions

A. Foley on 24 Dec 2013 at 9:00am

Though Americans typically take a “bigger is better” approach to breasts (and food, cars, houses, etc...), breast reduction surgery ranks as one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for women. According to 2011 ASAPS stats, there was roughly one reduction performed for every 2 augmentations in the U.S.

With an 95% Worth It Rating on RealSelf, here are 6 reasons why women love their smaller breasts:

1. Alters Unwanted Male Attention

Dolly Parton does not want breast reductionWhile it’s nice to feel attractive, having breasts so large that that’s all anyone can focus on can have the opposite effect on your self-confidence. Along with her cup size, Fort Lauderdale9065 was happy to cut down on men’s sexual advances and Dolly Parton comparisons.

2. Eliminates Pain

Try strapping some extra pounds to the front of your chest and see how good you feel. The bra thequeenbee1979 had to wear to harness her 16 lbs. breasts cut off the circulation in her arms and made her neck ache, which resulted in migraines. After her surgery, she “couldn't wait to get home so [she] could take the bra off.”

3. Stops Sagging

Naturally oversized breasts often fight a losing battle with gravity, which results in sagging. Cinzia2, who once complained that her sagging breasts made her look more than twenty years older, now has the “smaller, perkier breasts” she always wanted.

4. Better Clothing Options

Even women with otherwise tiny frames have to buy extra-large tops just to cover their big breasts adequately, and the results are either unflattering or inappropriate. Following surgery, Mesoq shares “I have dresses that I’d ordered online but have never worn because I looked like a hooker with my boobs hanging out, but now they fit and look decent.”

5. Reverses Pregnancy Changes

Giving birth and subsequently breast-feeding are known to alter a woman’s breast size, and these changes aren’t always appreciated. After having twins, BridgetNJ felt uncomfortable both physically and mentally, but breast reduction returned her to her pre-pregnancy appearance. 

6. Prevents Rashes

Large breasts that can’t help but rub against each other are prone to creating rashes from the chafing. marbear used to have rashes both between and underneath her breasts, but since the reduction, she’s now thrilled that her bosoms actually have some space between them.

Do you ever wish you were less-endowed? Or do you want more? 

Photo credits: Norma Stitz, world's largest natural breasts, screenshot from UK's "This Morning"; NY Daily News