Large breasts are usually a sign of femininity throughout the history and highlight the natural ability of women for development and nurturing. However, women with substantially larger breasts than the aesthetic standard of the time may seem abnormal or deformed.
There is no doubt that larger than usual breasts cause distress and discomfort women through physical and mental effects. Physically large breasts disturb shape and form of shoulder and neck and cause back and neck pain, they also cause deviation in sitting position and respiratory problems in more severe cases. Large breasts affect the appearance of a woman resulting to an imbalanced look and difficult or impossible exercise.
Psychologically, staring and bold ideas of others make women with large breasts to be ashamed and bashful and to wear loose clothes to hide their disharmony. Breast reduction surgeries are done for many years and in fact, the first women breast reduction was probably performed in 1669 by William Darston in England. Although the main goal of the surgery is to reduce the size and weight of the breasts, the beauty is just as important.
The surgical methods and techniques have modified and improved over the years to ensure more safety and beauty.
It is important that patients who are undergoing breast reduction know that if they lose weight after surgery their breasts will sag again.