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Does Breast Reduction Surgery Help With Back Pain?

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Many men and women experience some form of back pain at some point in their life due to muscle strain, injury or accidents, overuse, trauma, active sports lifestyle, and related factors. However, along with these factors, women may experience back pain due to breast size. In addition to poor posture, overly large breasts can cause upper and lower back pain. For women who suffer from daily aches and pains associated with their large breasts, the problem can be particularly frustrating and cause a variety of additional issues – such as headaches, chronic pain in the neck and shoulders, nerve pain, problems performing activities and even psychological issues. Breast reduction liposuction in New York City is considered one of the quickest and easiest ways to resolve back pain and other issues arising from large breasts.

Also called as reduction mammoplasty, the procedure involves removing unwanted fat, glandular tissue, and skin to create smaller, firmer breasts that are more proportionate with the rest of the body. This cosmetic surgical procedure can also help with back pain if the back pain is related to the size and weight of the breasts.

Breast reduction surgery can provide dramatic and long-lasting relief from back pain. Research published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that prior to breast reduction surgery, half of 179 women with breasts size DD or larger had almost constant upper back pain or pain in their neck, shoulders, or lower back. After the surgery, only 10 percent of women had these symptoms. Some women might experience an instant improvement in back pain after breast reduction surgery, but for others, it may take longer for the body to adjust, posture to improve, and back pain to subside.

However, if your breasts are not the source or cause of your chronic back pain, then a breast reduction may not make a difference in your symptoms.

Leading plastic surgery practices offer breast reduction liposuction in New York City using the minimally-invasive Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted workstation. This FDA-approved workstation combines three unique laser wavelengths – 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm – which is can be used individually or blended for safe and effective removal of excess fat and skin tightening. The procedure,which involves making tiny incisions to remove the fatty tissues, tighten the skin, reshape the breasts, and reduce sagging, can also address minor breast asymmetry. While traditional breast reduction liposuction surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia and involves hospital stay, minimally-invasive laser-assisted breast reduction liposuction requires only local anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. Patients can typically go home the same day as the surgery.

Though breast reduction liposuction is usually performed to address aesthetic concerns and provide a breast size that is in proportion with the rest of the body, the procedure can also address functional concerns and positively impact a woman’s quality of life. In fact, the procedure has been consistently reported as one of the cosmetic surgery procedures with the highest patient satisfaction.

If you think your back pain is caused by your breast size, schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. He/she will perform a thorough examination and determine if breast reduction surgery in New York City can give you relief from your back pain. In an AAAASF-accredited practice, you can expect end-to-end care and support – right from the initial consultation up to full recovery.

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