Large breasts can cause numerous problems including backache, poor posture, shoulder pain, excessive sweating and skin irritations. While some women suffer in silence, others do all they can to reduce their chest size – so let’s take a look at some of the best solutions:
Breast reduction surgery
According to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), a total of 4,501 women had a breast reduction in 2011 alone – making this the fourth most popular type of cosmetic surgery in the UK. During the procedure fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then moulded into shape. The nipples are moved to be in line with the middle part of the upper arm and the patient is monitored during recovery.
Breast uplift surgery is available at clinics like Transform, but if you don’t fancy going under the knife – a minimising bra could help. They come in many different colours, patterns, shapes and sizes and work to minimise or reduce the size of the bust. They’re great for wearing underneath tight dresses and tops and can be bought online or on the high street. As with all lingerie, it’s a good idea to try each item on before making a purchase, so you know you’re getting the right size.
Chest minimising creams
You might have heard of boob job creams, but what about chest minimising lotions and potions? That’s right, there are several different products available at the moment that claim to reduce your chest size – including entrepreneur Michelle Mone’s Boob Minus cream. It forms part of her new USculpt range and is said to be great for big-busted women. Even if you don’t believe the hype, moisturising your chest can keep your boobs looking toned, so it might be worth a try.
Believe it or not, your breasts are likely to grow if you put on weight – so try to maintain a healthy BMI. One of the best ways to do this is to exercise on a regular basis as this will help burn off the calories you consume. Fat burning exercises can shift body weight, whereas pectoral exercises will target the chest area, so it’s good to vary your routine. If you’re not sure what to do, speak to a personal trainer at your gym and ask them to put a workout plan in place for you.
Whether you opt for a breast reduction with a highly-qualified surgeon, or choose a natural alternative, you should be able to improve your bust.