When Breasts are Too Big

Large breasts come in ALL different sizes. Each woman's image of what is HER best size is unique and does not necessarily match what is currently there. The ability to tolerate the extra weight varies and gets more difficult as we age. Exercise and activity must contend with the breast mass momentum. Heavy support bras only go so far with support. What is reasonable to have on one's chest does not always match the "criteria" of insurance companies for covered benefits. For men, you should read the male breast reduction guide found here.

Few would want to tolerate breasts of this size. Finding clothing is one of the least of her problems. Neck, back and shoulder pain are not uncommon with such massive breasts.

Breasts are more buoyant than water. Getting into a pool with water up to your neck can simulate some of the relief of making the breasts smaller (less heavy). The typical patient who has undergone breast reduction surgery, expresses much relief from the symptoms caused by the excessive breast weight.

Less massive breast can still be difficult, not fit your self image, or interfere with daily activities which is why more women want a breast reduction than a breast enlargement.

A huge proportion of American women are not happy with their breasts - most of them only because the warped media images make them feel they "should" have big and perky breasts with an adolescent-type small nipple and areola.  To reassure you that there is no reason to worry, these breast pictures are here to let you see normal breasts - big, small, sagging, asymmetrical; big areolas or nipples.  Truly, female breasts come in all kinds of sizes and shapes .

In fact, having asymmetrical breasts, where one is bigger than the other, is very very common.  Also as we all know, size varies a lot .  Some women have practically a flat chest, but even they can breastfeed just fine, which is what the breasts are for anyway.  Some have more of a bust, and the mere weight of the breasts can cause them backaches.  According to statistics published in the Journal for Sex Research (vol. 24, pp. 177-183), almost 60% of women have the bra cup size of A or B (A-cup 15%, B-44%, C-28%, D-10%) .  Of course, the size is not constant but varies with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and during the menstrual cycle.

Many young people growing up never see what normal natural breasts look like, and influenced by the media, think they have to stand nearly upright.  Women are caused to think that the pert big breasts are ideal and so many women (about 334,000 in the year 2004 according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons) opt for breast implants to 'correct' their breasts.  Most teenage girls worry and fret over their breast development , some even to the point of suicide - which is a very sad comment on how American culture is influencing young people.

While young adolescent immature breasts do usually have a perky look, the mature breast (one that has gone through the changes during pregnancy & breastfeeding) often assumes more of a hanging position .  And even if you never become pregnant, your breasts will eventually (usually during peri-menopause or menopause) undergo a process called breast involution, where the glandular and connective tissue is replaced by fat tissue.  It actually is easier to have your baby nursing on your lap when your breasts aren't pointing high up in the air in their perkiness.  Even for health's sake we should not wish that women's breasts stay firm and perky - studies have shown that denser breasts (those with less fatty tissue) are associated with higher breast cancer risk.

Purpose of breasts

Friend, breasts were designed to feed babies - not to be some kind of 'turn-on' objects , special obsession points for men. Judging from the advertisements, one would think that men are supposed to be "all ready" the instant they see a flash of a nipple. The media images are so screwed up!

Just in comparison, do you think a bull is interested in the cow's udder when it wants to mate?

Now, we are not saying that men can't appreciate woman's breasts as feminine and beautiful body parts (like ornaments), or that breasts wouldn't take part in the man/woman relationship. We're saying let breasts be like legs and hips and neck and face etc. and all the other body parts - not some almost like inanimate objects that automatically 'click men's brains' to the 'turn on' mode.

It's not men's fault though, if they think so, because they have been culturally conditioned to see it that way. The image created by television, magazines, and the surrounding culture is that breasts are a taboo , always supposed to be hidden. That just feeds the curiosity, sometimes leads to total breast obsession in men, and makes women embarrassed of breastfeeding.

People don't think anything about seeing animals nurse their young; why would it be different when human mothers breastfeed?

Consider the fact that about 100 years ago women's ankles turned men on.  And tiny feet were a fetish for Chinese men in times past.  All kinds of parts of female body have been inspiring to men during history and in various cultures. In today's world, breasts have been turned into a similar fetish and taboo in US society and others influenced by it.

The cure

If everyone -men and women alike- was used to going without their top, like some primitive tribes did and like some Africans still do, no one would consider bare breasts as anything special.  If even just topless beaches were commonplace, it would make everyone know how these feeding organs look like, and pornographic magazines would lose a lot of their readership And if breastfeeding was very commonplace - ALSO in public - children would naturally learn what breasts are for and what they look like.

Then, girls' and women's worries about breast size and shape would be drastically reduced. Men wouldn't have to be obsessed by the topic. Breasts could return to their role as feeding organs and as beautiful feminine body parts just like lips, hips, eyes, and legs .

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