Now more than ever, mental health has been kept in the limelight as one of the most important health topics to discuss—as it rightly should be. Your mental health reaches far beyond your mood and emotional state and extends deep into the intricate relationship between your physical self and how you perceive the world around you. With such a tremendous weight to carry, every little bit of help makes a difference. For some, having a happy, healthy, and comfortable body made possible through breast reduction can be just what they need to turn their mental health around.
Breast reduction is a simple surgical procedure that is used to shrink and reshape the size of breasts for a more form-fitting and comfortable shape. However, in the spirit of mental health awareness, there are also a number of positive psychological outcomes to receiving a breast reduction. To name just a few:
An Enhanced Body Image and Self-Esteem
Being confident in the way your body looks can do wonders for how you perceive yourself. A better body image often helps patients practice better self-love and self-care and adopt the lifestyle changes needed to maintain that look. And with your body reflecting the way you see yourself thanks to breast reduction, you’ll likely find the self-esteem to tackle any social situation with flair.
More Freedom in Clothing Choice and Self-Expression
Women often seek out breast reduction due to some discomfort that their breasts are creating for them. When this discomfort is caused by clothing, for example, many women deal with painful shoulder grooves as a result of the weight imposed on their choice of bra. With breast reduction, you’ll likely find that you’re far more comfortable and able to wear what you want—freeing yourself into a world of self-expression (which is excellent for mental health).
An Increased Participation in Physical Activities
In the same vein as the previous section, women are often discouraged from physical activities if their breasts become a hindrance. With breast reduction, patients are often able to enjoy all the exercises and physical activities they felt they were missing out on. This, of course, is psychologically beneficial, too, as physical activity is often an essential aspect of one’s mental health.
Top-Notch Breast Reduction in Worcester, MA
If breast reduction could help your physical and mental health, please feel free to reach out to UMASS Memorial Medical Group at 508-334-5990. Their staff of highly-trained and experienced surgeons proudly offer their industry-leading services in Worcester and Cape Cod, MA, as well as the surrounding areas.