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How Breast Reduction Surgery Can Help with Back Pain

Conveniently located to serve San Antonio.

Have you ever felt like having full breasts was more of a curse than a blessing? And does it seem like the older you get, the worse you feel about having larger breasts? Whether you’ve experienced fluctuations in weight or have always had an ample bust, discomfort is often one of the shortcomings of having a larger cup size. When your breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body, the excess weight can throw everything off balance, resulting in problems with your posture, shoulders and neck. You may also be plagued with lower back pain that doesn’t respond to medication or therapy. If this is the case, breast reduction surgery may be the answer.

If you are well-endowed, your chronic lower back pain may have nothing to do with your back. In fact, if you’re trying to compensate for the extra weight up top, you may be carrying yourself in a way that’s detrimental to your back’s overall health. Breast reduction surgery can take the stress off your back and in your neck and shoulders. You may not believe the difference once you have the excess weight taken off your chest.

Medically referred to as macromastia, heavy breasts can contribute to many physical ailments. Symptoms of macromastia include the following:

  • Chronic neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Chest wall pain
  • Poor posture
  • Bra strap grooves

In addition to the physical symptoms, having large breasts can also lead to a variety of social issues, such as:

  • Trouble finding clothes that fit appropriately
  • Low self-esteem and self-consciousness
  • Situational anxiety
  • Difficulty in the workplace

Breast reduction surgery, known as reduction mammoplasty, is an effective treatment for patients suffering from symptomatic macromastia. Some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery include:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved posture
  • Improved exercise tolerance
  • Reduction of headaches

Breast reduction surgery can provide relief for both physical and psychological symptoms many women experience. In addition, it will improve the size and shape of the patient’s breasts.

As every patient is different, Dr. Jeneby utilizes a variety of techniques when performing breast reduction surgery. Typically, the procedure involves removing excess fat and tissue to create more elevated, lighter breasts.

Dr. Jeneby at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas will happily address any questions or concerns you have about breast reduction surgery during your consultation. He is proud to offer a variety of breast augmentation procedures at his state-of-the-art surgical facility in San Antonio. If you think that breast reduction surgery is a right choice for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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