Many women suffer from symptoms caused by the weight of their breasts. Unfortunately, non-surgical treatments often provide little or no relief. A commonly requested plastic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Moraitis is female breast reduction.
Overly large breasts cause pain and other physical problems. These include chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. But, can the symptoms of heavy breasts be treated without surgery? Mild occasional symptoms may be relieved by anti-inflammatory medications, heat packs, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, etc. Unfortunately, for women with more severe and persistent symptoms, such treatments rarely provide permanent relief. The low success rate of non-surgical therapies for these patients has been well-documented in the medical literature.
Does weight loss help? While often desirable for health reasons, weight loss is not always effective enough to treat symptoms related to heavy breasts. For many women, Breast Reduction Surgery is still a necessary step to help relieve some of these symptoms
Breast reduction surgery deals directly with the cause of the symptoms. Numerous medical studies have documented the benefits of breast reduction surgery: improved physical functioning, skeletal stability, lung function, quality of sleep, improved breast visualization and pain relief. Furthermore, patients can also find clothing that fits properly.