Did you know that large, over-sized breasts could be contributing to your back pain? It’s true. The weight of large breasts can be more than enough to cause you back pain, and in some cases, can lead to chronic pain that lasts for months or years.
Large breasts make it difficult to maintain good posture and can even lead to spinal deformity. Breast cups size D and above can cause upper back pain by altering the curvature of the spine, and they can have an important impact on your posture.
Women with very large breasts often suffer from chronic pain in their backs and necks. In addition, bra straps can dig into the skin causing extreme discomfort. Large breasts can also limit the activities that you can engage in comfortably.
Many women wonder about whether the symptoms of heavy breasts can be treated without surgery. Mild, occasional symptoms may be relieved by anti-inflammatory medications, heat packs, massage, chiropractic or physical therapy. However, for women with more severe and persistent symptoms, these types of treatments rarely provide any permanent relief.
How Breast Reduction Surgery Can Help
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery is a highly effective treatment for addressing the symptoms experienced by women with large breasts. In this procedure, excess fat, breast tissue and skin are removed to create a smaller bosom that is more proportionate to your frame. The nipple is also adjusted to its new position. The surgery eliminates excess pressure on the neck, back and shoulders, reducing pain and increasing your range of motion.
You may be a strong candidate for breast reduction surgery if you are experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Back pain from heavy breasts
- Shoulder pain from heavy breasts
- Posture problems
- Chronic tenderness
- Trouble exercising
- Social anxiety regarding breast size
- Rashes under the breasts
For many women, a breast reduction isn’t a cosmetic surgery – it is medically necessary. Patient satisfaction with this procedure is very high. Women who have undergone this surgery remark that they notice a reduction in back or neck pain almost immediately. After surgery, most women can return to work in about two weeks.
You don’t have to live with back pain and discomfort. To find out if breast reduction surgery is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Flannagan Plastic Surgery serves residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Illinois.