Can Breast Reduction Help Shoulder and Neck Pain

Can Breast Reduction Help Shoulder and Neck Pain

Many women with larger breasts undergo Breast Reduction Surgery not just to achieve smaller, more youthful breasts that are proportionate to their bodies but also to relieve the discomfort caused with larger breasts. Having excessively large breasts can cause strain on some parts of the body causing health related issues. Here we will look into this and see if your symptoms can be relieved by Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction mammoplasty).

Excessively large breasts are known to be the cause of physical discomfort for some women as they put strain on the shoulders and neck to support them. The condition is called symptomatic macromastia, and can affect several parts of the body. The most common are shoulders, neck, breasts and upper back pain. These are at times accompanied by headaches due to the effect on the nervous system around the upper spine. This can have knock-on effects and the prolonged pain can reduce the ability to exercise properly leading to other issues with fitness and weight gain if left untreated. In addition with heavy breasts the Bra straps can dig in causing recurrent skin rashes and irritations.

The good news is that reducing the weight of the breasts through Breast Reduction Surgery, can indeed alleviate the problem. Breast Reduction Surgery directly removes excess fat and glandular tissues from the breast thus focusing on the cause of the pain, resulting in high satisfaction rate in patients.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery has been long documented in several medical studies. These studies have shown that there was improved skeletal alignment, reduced or eliminated pain in the shoulder and neck, resulting in increased participation in sports and improved quality of life. Research has shown virtually all women who underwent breast reduction surgery experienced an improvement in their symptoms and health related quality of life, regardless of the exact weight of breast tissue removed.

If you experience these symptoms and are thinking about Breast Reduction Surgery, as a top Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon in Sydney Dr Safvat offers highest standards in surgery, using short scar technique for minimal scaring, all in the most comfortable and prestigious private hospitals; providing impeccable after care for his patients.

Dealing with chronic shoulder and neck pain, along with the associated symptoms of macromastia, can be draining over time. The idea of Breast Reduction Surgery can be a worrying prospect as well. This is why for those contemplating Breast Reduction Surgery in Sydney, Dr Safvat understands the problems you are facing and the often difficult choices that need to be made. He will fully explain and help guide you through the process making sure that you are well informed, both of the procedure itself, risks and benefits and recovery time needed afterward.

Breast Reduction Surgery not only enhances the appearance of breasts achieving better shaped breasts (proportionate to body), but more importantly relieves the associated symptoms and discomfort and from a functional point of view has a very high level of satisfaction.

Contact us or give us a call on 02 8544 3270. Or you can email us at We would love to talk to you and provide you with more information on Breast Reduction Surgery.

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