It is a proven fact that undersized breasts are the cause of many hang-ups for women but when they are too large, they can cause physical problems.
Like back pain, breast hypertrophy can be a handicap for both women and men.
Breast hypertrophy: what is it?
Breast hypertrophy is due to excessive development of the breast gland with or without excess fat. This condition affects both women and men equally and has physical and psychological repercussions on a daily basis.
Thus, breast hypertrophy in women is characterized by breasts that are too large in relation to the patient’s morphology. Breast hypertrophy can lead to all kinds of discomfort, especially when playing sports but also when trying to find suitable undergarments. It can have psychological consequences andin particular, problems of self-esteem. When it is treated, women immediately regain their physical and psychological well-being.
In men, breast hypertrophy is called gynecomastia. This is due to a hormonal disorder that causes the appearance of small visible breasts. At the time of puberty, it is mostly temporary and with the natural recovery of the male hormones, it results in a spontaneous resorption of the mammary gland. On the other hand, it is permanent in men in their 50s because it is related to a decrease in testosterone secretion.
Breast hypertrophy in women: signs and causes
Due to gravity, the chest falls, giving the impression of heaviness in the lower part of the breast and emptiness in the upper part. Its origins are congenital or hormonal and it can appear at puberty or after pregnancy due to significant variations in weight or as a result of the natural aging process.
Breast hypertrophy is frequently associated with a collapse of the breast called breast ptosis.
A large chest causes physical pain to the neck, shoulders and back. It can be a handicap when playing sport. It can make getting dressed difficult or when putting on a bathing suit at the beach and it can be a source of embarrassment during intimate moments.
A normal breast has an average volume of between 200 and 350 cubic centimetres.
There are several gradations in breast hypertrophy:
- Moderate: 400 to 600 cubic centimetres.
- Quite large: from 600 to 800 cubic centimetres.
- Significant: from 800 to 1000 cubic centimetres.
- Very significant: over 1000 cubic centimetres.
When this becomes a problem in everyday life, breast reduction surgery is required.
Breast hypertrophy treatment
Breast reduction reduces the size of the breast gland to resize the breast according to the woman's height and build. Once the woman is sound in mind and at ease with her body, she feels lighter and freer in her movements. She can dress as she wishes, play any sport and her back, shoulders and neck feel totally comfortable once more. She regains her self-confidence, her intimate life and avoids the often inappropriate looks and comments about her chest.