How Breast Reduction Helps Back Pain – Kansas City MO

What You Need to Know About Breast Reduction and It’s Impact on the Back

 

Back Pain due to Large Breast - Kansas CityThe upper area of your spine acts as an anchor to your rib cage and supports your entire upper body, which is why it can also be susceptible to upper back pain. Just like with lower back pain, ligaments and muscles strain from years of repetitive motions and poor posture can also cause upper back pain. Women who have large breasts don’t need years of slouching for back pain to occur. The excess weight of their breasts alone can lead to chronic pain which is why breast reduction helps back pain in such cases.

 

Linking Large Breasts with Back Pain

 

Having large breasts adds excess weight to your chest, and without the right support from your muscles and the rest of your body, that excess weight can ultimately cause severe pain. Your large breasts may make it hard for you to maintain good posture, and may even lead to deformity of your spine. If you’re self-conscious about your large breasts, you might tend to hunch over attempting to hide your chest, which can make your back pain worse. When women have very large breasts, chronic back and neck pain is not the only issue. Bra straps tend to dig into your skin and limit your activities which makes your life uncomfortable.

 

Will a Breast Reduction Help My Back Pain?

 

Yes. Breast reduction surgery is the most common recommendation for women who are experiencing upper back pain due to having large breasts. In fact, having breast reduction surgery performed might be the sole solution to permanently resolving the problem. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons demonstrated through research that prior to having breast reduction surgery, 50 percent of the 179 women in a study with a DD cup size or bigger showed constant chronic pain in their upper back, neck, shoulder, and lower back areas. Post-surgery, only 10 percent of the women, still had symptoms present.

 

If you’re suffering from upper back pain due to oversized breasts, contact us so that together, we can create a plan that will help relieve your pain.

 

Facts About Insurance and Breast Reduction Surgery

Will Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?

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If you find yourself in a situation where breast reduction surgery is the option that you are going to choose – there are always questions surrounding if the breast reduction surgery will be covered by health insurance or not. Every insurance company is different in what they cover as are the coverage plans. Most of the time though, if the surgery is a cosmetic procedure – it will not be covered, but if it is being conducted for relief from medical issues it will.

Issues That May Be Covered

The common issues that are typically covered by insurance companies are for those individuals who have large and/or heavy breasts that have begun causing persistent back and neck pain. Additionally, for those who may be experience skin rashes and irritations due to the breasts and friction caused by the skin to skin contact underneath he breasts. People may not be receiving the proper support either from bras, which may leave indentations on the shoulders or constant strain.

There are sometimes special cases and again this will depend on your doctors, and insurance coverage. Some individuals may no longer be able to participate in sports or strenuous activity due to the size of their breasts which may be reason enough to undergo breast reduction surgery and have it covered. There are also times where this can negatively affect someone’s psyche which raises concern for the individual’s self-esteem and mental stability which may be grounds to cover breast reduction surgery as well.

If you find that you may need to undergo breast reduction surgery and think that it may be something that is covered by your insurance, the best thing to do is speak to your physician and go from there. If you find yourself wanting to undergo surgery but didn’t think you couldn’t afford it – speak with your doctor and see what options are available to you.

PLASTIC SURGEON FOR BREAST REDUCTIONS IN KANSAS CITY – DR. RAST

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.