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A Breast Reduction Can Put an End to Chronic Pain

The phrase “bigger is better” seems like a good idea regarding a lot of things, but not when it is about your body. More than a million women in the United States have overly large breasts that cause issues in their daily lives. While they may seem aesthetically pleasing to some people, they actually cause more harm than good.

Women with large breasts suffer from a number of physical problems. The most common issue is severe neck and back pain. Having large breasts is also known to cause numbness in the fingers, migraine headaches, and shortness of breath. It is not a good idea to continue ignoring these problems as they will only become more severe over time.

Why Breast Reduction is the Best Solution

Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess amounts of skin and tissue from the breasts, giving them a new size and shape. It is recommended for women who have extremely large breasts to help them achieve relief from issues such as chronic pain.

The goal of this procedure is to reduce the size and volume of large breasts. It also reshapes the breasts so that they are in better proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction is the best solution to achieve relief from physical discomfort. It also helps the individual feel more confident and happy about themselves.

When Should you Consider Undergoing Breast Reduction?

This procedure is a good option for women who have been facing physical issues caused by the size of their breasts. Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who have the following characteristics:

  • Large breasts that seem to appear disproportionate to the rest of the body frame
  • Chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, or back caused by the weight of the breasts
  • Heavy breasts that have nipples that face downward
  • Differently sized breasts
  • Being self-conscious or unhappy with the size, volume, and appearance of the breasts

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction is an invasive procedure that involves making incisions along the underside of the breast. Through these incisions, excess fat and tissue is removed. Excess skin is also removed, making the breast much smaller in size.

The skin will then be tightened and the breasts are lifted so they do not portray a drooping or sagging appearance any longer. If necessary, the size of the areola and nipple can be reduced as well. The nipple can also be relocated.

What Can you Expect from Breast Reduction Surgery?

The most obvious result of this procedure is the decrease in breast size and volume. The breasts will also have a new and improved shape that is in better proportion to your body. This will help improve your overall figure, making it more shapely and attractive.

Other results you can expect from this procedure is the reduction or complete absence of chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain. You will no longer suffer from crippling pain while performing your favorite activities. Smaller breasts also make it much easier for you to choose and wear your favorite clothes.

Contact Our Office

Breast reduction is the best solution for women with large breasts to continue living their lives without being plagued by chronic pain and other types of discomfort. For more details on this procedure, contact Dr. Robert Lowen today.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.