Breast Reduction Helps Ease Back Pain

  • Posted on: May 8 2015
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Breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries year in and year out. So, for some it’s difficult to understand why a woman with naturally large breasts would seek to have them reduced.

It can really come down to two words — back pain. Chronic back pain is one of the main reasons women choose reduction surgery. Sports bras and minimizer bras can help to keep large breasts supported, but they can’t reduce the weight that leads to back pain.

Women who have large, pendulous breasts can benefit greatly from breast reduction surgery. As soon as the surgery is complete, these women notice a significant decline in their neck, back, and shoulder pain. Reduction surgery also addresses the following issues:

  • Shoulder grooves due to bra straps digging into the shoulders
  • Skin irritation due to tight undergarments
  • Impaired mobility
  • Numbness in the hands
  • Reduced self-esteem
  • Feelings of self-consciousness
  • Inability to participate in many forms of exercise

Planning for your breast reduction surgery with Dr. Herte

Your decision whether or not to have breast reduction surgery will depend on the following factors:

  • The degree of ptosis or sagging of your breasts
  • Existing breast size, shape, and symmetry
  • Nipple projection
  • Aesthetic goals and preferences

Dr. Herte’s approach to breast reduction isn’t simply to reduce breast size and shape while maintaining a well-proportioned breast shape through excellent surgical technique and unsurpassed patient care.

If you’ve been considering breast reduction surgery, we’d love to discuss it with you. Call 702.732.9600 to schedule an appointment.

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