The physical restrictions of large breasts can be many and varied, depending on a woman’s actual dimensions and lifestyle. Large breasts are a blessing for some women but a curse to others. Many small breasted women envy those with larger breasts, but do not completely understand how disproportionate breasts can have a negative impact on one’s life.
This report examines some of the physical and emotional consequences of having heavy breasts. We will also take a look at some potential solutions for problematic breast size.
Fashion Restrictions of Large Breasts
Many buxom women are greatly restricted in what they would like to wear. This can be due to the clothes not actually fitting their large chests or the style not providing adequate support or coverage. Very large breasts change the way many items of clothing fit and can prevent a woman from choosing her style based solely on preference.
No one bears this stigma more than smaller women with disproportionate breasts. A women who is a size 3 or 4 in the waist and hips will be hard pressed to find clothes made for a 34DD chest. This is especially true for form-fitting items, such as lingerie and bathing suits.
Self Image Consequences of Large Breasts
Many girls who develop large breasts at a young age suffer an immediate sense of self consciousness. Girls might enjoy their sizeable breasts, but feel awkward and uncomfortable by the attention they receive. This can occur in young women who suddenly develop late, as well.
The feeling of wanting to hide large breasts can lead to antisocial behaviors, poor posture and buying clothes that normally would not be chosen to wear.
Some women have severe psychological issues stemming from their very large breasts. This is especially true for women who suffered a bad experience relating to their development, such as inappropriate contact or simply vast amounts of unwelcome attention or comments.
Pain and Posture Restrictions of Large Breasts
Women who are self conscious of a full bust have a tendency to hunch their shoulders forward and stoop slightly, in order to hide the forward projection of their breasts. This is not only bad for the spirit, but also unhealthy for the body. Poor posture can create muscle pain and be a contributor to spinal conditions later in life.
Large breasts can also cause back pain, neck pain and shoulder discomfort, due to their actual weight. Bras with narrow straps can intensify this effect and create actual skeletal changes over the course of years.
Many women who undergo breast reduction surgery, do so simply to regain physical function and alleviate the pain caused by their massive mammaries.
Downsides of Big Breasts Overview
Living with the “terrible twosome” can be a real burden for some women. There is no doubt that extra-large breasts require special care and attention not experienced by smaller breasted women.
Buying good quality supportive bras can help, but might not be enough if your breasts are truly huge.
Posture training and exercise can also help, but has limited results with the biggest of breast sizes.
If you have tried everything and still feel as if your breasts are literally weighing you down, it might be time to consider learning more about how breast reduction surgery can set you free. Consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to learn how this surgical procedure might be just the ticket to set you on the path to a more active and healthy life.
Detailed information about the psychological effects of reduction surgery can be found in our psychology of breast reduction section.