Women with large breasts often complain about the back pain that they experience as a result. Such back pain ranges from mild to severe, with some even developing poor posture as a result. Large breasts also put women at a risk of developing spinal deformity. The weight of the breasts may cause strain on your shoulder and chest muscles.
These are important considerations you should keep in mind if you want to increase your breast size significantly through augmentation surgery.
Why Do Large Breasts Cause Back and Spinal Problems?
Larger breasts tend to cause a shift in the centre of gravity which leads to a whole host of other problems in the body. Large breasts are additional weights which extend far beyond your normal centre of gravity, leading to up to 10 times the amount of pressure being placed on the spinal column.
This is a problem that slowly develops which leads to other complications in the long run. The resulting change in posture may lead to disc hernia or a pinched nerve.
How Large Breasts Affect Posture
It’s a subconscious effort that women make to change their posture in order to compensate for the additional weight from particularly large breast implants. The upper back tends to pull back, pushing the chest out and causing an arc to form in the lower back. Doing this will give you temporary relief, but over time, it will become harder for you to maintain that kind of posture. Eventually, it leads to back pain and spinal injuries.
Complications from Larger Breasts
The change in your spinal curve may lead to numerous problems that will affect nerves, back skin, bones and muscles.
As a result of the increase in breast size, the right kind of support bra is needed. Because of the extra weight, bra straps may dig into your skin, causing permanent bruising. The bruising can lead to skin chaffing which in turn causes breast fungus.
Lordosis is another complication that may develop as a result of having large breasts. It is characterized by increased curvature of the spine as a result of increased weight. Lordosis causes frequent pain in the back. It sometimes leads to muscle cramps as well as pinched nerves.
Also, women with large breasts tend to develop a duck walk, which is characterized by the jutting out of the lower back as a result of the body accommodating the additional weight.
If you choose to have breast augmentation, you may want to keep these facts in mind. Ensure your doctor knows about your concerns by voicing them. He/she should have an understanding of the kind of effect increased breasts will have on your body.
Before you undergo surgery, it’s important for you to determine whether your body weight can handle the additional weight of the boobs. A lot of women make the mistake of choosing the biggest size they come across when it comes to choosing breast implants. A shady surgeon will happily increase your breast size with little regard to the implications it may have on your health.