Breast Reduction Surgery to Reduce Pain
Dr. Kobienia performs breast reduction surgeries to reduce neck pain, back pain, and other associated symptoms. He discusses the positive outcomes that they help their patients realize. It is a very commonly done procedure.View transcript
Breast reduction is a technique where we surgically reduce the size of a ladies breast. Women often will have significant symptoms of neck pain, back pain, shoulder strap grooving, rashes beneath the breasts. By doing a breast reduction, we will take away that extra weight. Surgically doing so typically it's an outpatient surgery. Surprisingly most people bounce back relatively quickly within a half a week to a week. It is one of the most gratifying surgeries women will do. The only regret we hear typically is that they regret they didn't do it 20 years sooner because it really can effect the way they wear their clothes, the way they present themselves, their self esteem, their confidence and so it's a commonly done procedure and sometimes insurance companies will help the lady pay for it if they meet certain criteria and that can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Our idea is we tend to get you back in balance with the rest of your frame. Makes it much easier for you too buy appropriate and more aesthetically pleasing clothing. All with a relatively safe procedure. Breast reduction not only helps reduce the load that the lady is carrying around her brazier everyday but it does also increase the quality of her life. In particular, she is able to now exercise in a much more efficient way then she could before. Often time's ladies are told by even their family doctors, "Look, if you lose weight, you'll lose breast volume." The fact of the matter is, most women who are very large busted, they can lose 20 pounds and their bust doesn't change at all. So by losing the weight by way of a breast reduction, they are magically able to exercise much more efficiently. They may find the rest of their body weight peel off much easier and they are able to do activities they couldn't imagine themselves doing before. Running, jogging, skiing; things of that nature. So it does increase the quality of life pretty significantly.