How Getting A Breast Reduction Can Help With Back Pain

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You wake up with back pain every day and it follows you throughout your day. It is still with you when you try to go to sleep, stealing your good night’s rest. You’ve tried visits to the chiropractor. You take pain medication every day. Nothing really works. You need to get to the source of your pain. For you, it’s excessively large breasts that are dragging you down. Your heavy breasts pull on your neck, shoulders, and back every day. You can’t straighten up when you stand or sit simply because your breasts weigh too much. Thankfully, you can do something about your problem. Breast reduction could bring you relief.

Why Choose Breast Reduction?

While some women choose breast reduction because they are not happy with the appearance of their breasts, many people choose this procedure for medical purposes. If your breasts are too heavy for your body to support them, you are going to live in pain. A bra may give you support, but it cannot take away the weight tugging at your back all of the time. Trim your breasts down to a size that is more in proportion with your body and you will finally be able to have proper posture again. When your posture improves and you are no longer carrying that extra burden of weight on your chest, your pain will go away. You may even be able to stop masking your pain with medications.

What Happens During a Breast Reduction Procedure?

A breast reduction involves removing excess skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts. Dr. Bootstaylor usually performs breast reduction procedures using the pedicle technique, in which she raises the nipple and areola to a higher position while removing excess skin and tissue from the area. However, as no two people are the same, Dr. Bootstaylor will tailor the procedure to meet your personal needs. She will go over the procedure in detail with you and let you know what to expect during your consultation. Afterward, you won’t be able to believe the difference you will feel immediately when that weight is removed from your bust. Less weight on your chest will directly result in less weight pulling on your back.

Is Now the Time for Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction can provide you with much-needed relief from the extra weight brought on by your breasts. If you are at a stable weight and in good general health, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Bootstaylor will be your guide, pointing you in the right direction when you come in for your consultation. 

By Lisa Bootstaylor, MD

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