What to consider before breast reduction surgery

Someone close to me last week said she feels bad pursuing a breast reduction because she doesn’t think that “cutting” up her body and altering her appearance would be what God would want.

I disagree.

There are many different opinions about breast reduction. I’ve found it to be quite controversial.

My friend has a large chest and it causes her pain, inhibits her from exercising to her full potential and is burdensome to her.

Doesn’t God want the best for you? So why wouldn’t he support a woman who is getting a breast reduction for health and discomfort resolution? I think he would support it 110%.

Some argue, well, God created you with large breasts. He doesn’t want you to alter the body that he created.

I beg to differ. In my opinion, yes, God made her with large breasts. But look at the technology the people of God have provided us in 2009! God knows your pain if you struggle with a chest that is too large to manage. He wants the best for you. If you can better serve him with less weight to bear, and you have the financial means to do so, then in my opinion, go for it!

I’ve learned that the cause of over-enlarged breasts also known as hypertrophy is unknown. Gravity is your biggest enemy when it comes to hypertrophy. Gravity pulls down on the breasts, causing sagging. There are many ways to help the problem before they sag–a proactive approach is always the best.

But if you’ve already got the issue, then by all means research this surgery more. The average cost, what the surgery involves, and the kind of doctor you’d use, are all questions you’ll want to find answers for.

If you are motivated enough for results and relief, are comfortable with the risks, and find a doctor that you have researched and trust, then by all means, do it. God does not rejoice in our sufferings but instead always provides a way out. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my life verses. God promises in this verse to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Commit your situation to God. If you are struggling with hypertrophy then this might be his way out for you.

After surgery, use the time you were spending thinking, coping, and dealing with your hypertrophy to instead now use to glorify God in a new way!

Isn’t it better to have your focused mind on Him than be preoccupied with this problem?

If you’ve had this surgery, and want to share your opinion pertaining to this subject, leave a comment and let me and my other readers know your perspective!

When everything comes down to the bottom line, be a good steward of the body God’s given you.

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