For women with large or disproportionately sized breasts, the weight and strain of excess breast tissue can lead to chronic back and neck pain and limitations in mobility. Over time, the magnitude of this discomfort can significantly impact quality of life.

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, offers a solution to alleviate chronic pain in the upper body. Here, award-winning plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil walks us through the process of breast reduction and its potential benefits in relieving back and neck pain.

Process of Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, skin, and fat to produce a more proportionate breast size and shape. The procedure typically begins with an incision made around the edge of the areola, usually extending vertically down to the breast crease and sometimes horizontally along the crease.

Through these incisions, Dr. Khalil carefully removes the surplus tissue and reshapes the breasts to achieve the desired contour. In some cases, liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat deposits from the surrounding areas. Once the breasts have been properly reshaped, the incisions are closed and the breasts are bandaged to provide support to the healing tissues.

How Breast Reduction Relieves Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Breast reduction surgery is highly effective in relieving ongoing back and neck pain by addressing the underlying cause of discomfort. Excess breast tissue places significant weight and strain on the upper body. It puts stress on the muscles, ligaments, and spinal column in the back and neck regions. This additional burden often leads to postural and respiratory issues in addition to recurring pain.

By reducing the volume and weight of the breasts, the surgery alleviates the strain on the back and neck muscles. It supports better posture and reduces pressure on the spine, which ultimately reduces chronic pain. With the removal of surplus breast tissue, the center of gravity shifts which results in a more balanced distribution of weight across the body.

Book Your Breast Reduction Consultation in Beverly Hills, CA

If you are struggling with chronic back and neck pain due to large or heavy breasts, breast reduction surgery offers a transformative solution for you. It can alleviate discomfort and improve your physical well-being.

If you are considering breast reduction surgery or seeking relief from chronic pain, call us at 310.385.8601 and schedule an appointment with Dr. A.J Khalil. Start your journey toward a more comfortable and confident life with breast reduction surgery.