Neck and Shoulder Pain – How Breast Reduction Helps
Many women with neck and shoulder pain have large, ptotic (drooping) breasts. If you have large or heavy breasts you will understand the discomfort when sitting at your desk or trying to exercise. You may also have difficulty sleeping and you will probably have trouble finding a good bra that is supportive without digging in.
Large breasted women with a cup size above a D cup often suffer daily, constant physical discomfort and also social and interpersonal anxiety from unwanted attention or unwanted comments – especially this is the case for younger women.
Reasons for considering Breast Reduction Surgery:
- Neck, back, shoulder pain.
- Difficulty exercising, leading to weight gain.
- Feeling limited in bra and clothing options.
- Poor posture.
In breast reduction surgery, skin, fat and gland tissue are removed and the breast and nipple are lifted to a more youthful position. The areolar in most cases is also reduced.
There are two main techniques. Firstly, the LeJour Technique which has less scarring (Lollypop scar) or secondly, the Wise Pattern Breast Reduction Technique (Anchor Technique).
A study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported on the many health benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery. The results showed a statistically significant improvement in the satisfaction with the appearance of the breasts and significant improvement in psychosocial, sexual and physical well being. The study also clearly showed that Breast Reduction Surgery relieved pain in the neck, back and shoulders.
According to consumer forums, Breast Reduction Surgery has one of the highest “worth it” ratings of all surgeries with 97% of patients saying the procedure was worth it.