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Is breast reduction a good idea for someone with fibromyalgia?

Is breast reduction a good idea for someone with fibromyalgia?

Possibly: I have had several patients with fibromyalgia who had definite improvement in their back, neck and shoulder pain after breast reduction. Of course, most patients have this benefit after breast reduction as this is usually the point of breast reduction. If your upper back, neck and shoulders hurt because of large breasts, with or without fibromyalgia, breast reduction should help. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Yes: It is alway ideal to perform breast reduction surgery after you are done with pregnancies. That diminishes the possiblity of re-growth of the breast and need for a second reduction. However, if you are very symptomatic, an early reduction may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Considering breast reduction but have no money so is it a good idea to buy insurance?

Considering breast reduction but have no money so is it a good idea to buy insurance?

May not work: Because so many people have the bright idea that they can save money by only purchasing insurance when they need it, most companies have a pre-existing clause, meaning they will only cover a problem that arises after you have insurance. Insurance is not a way to get something for nothing(or very little). You need insurance for a lot of reasons; reduction is the least of them. ...Read more

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Was in a bad car accident and that had made my back and hip issues worse. I'm thinking about a breast reduction. Would that be a good idea?

Maybe.: Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure and its potential benefits in your case. Like any procedure, breast reduction surgery is associated with potential risk/complications that should be considered along with the many benefits of the operation. Overall, breast reduction surgery performed for the right patient is highly beneficial. ...Read more

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Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?

Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?

It sounds like this: Is solely a cosmetic issue. Some women find large breasts attractive. I wouldn't have surgery on a whim - only if it is really an issue for you. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have a breast reduction for my 14 year old?

Is it a bad idea to have a breast reduction for my 14 year old?

Not necessarily…: Juvenile breast hypertrophy, along with the physical and psychosocial consequences of this diagnosis, may be an appropriate reason to proceed with breast reduction surgery at a relatively young age. In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for best advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need ideas on how to tell my boss(male) I have to take leave for a breast reduction surgery. Professionally..?

Need ideas on how to tell my boss(male) I have to take leave for a breast reduction surgery. Professionally..?

Medical leave: Your boss does not need to know anything other than that you are having surgery and will have to take some time off to recover. Fortunately, it doesn't take long with this surgery. He doesn't need to know nor do you legally have to tell him anything other than you need medical leave. If he asks, tell him it's private. ...Read more

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Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Unlikely. : Fibromyalgia is a generalized disorder. Breast reduction can have a major impact for back pain and posture. This is very specific, however. So generalized pain and fatigue will likely not go away after reduction. ...Read more

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Will a breast reduction releave some of the back pain caused by fibromyalgia?

Will a breast reduction releave some of the back pain caused by fibromyalgia?

Not necessarily: Breast reduction can help to relieve the strain on the upper back, neck and shoulders by reducing the weight pulling in these areas from heavy, dense breasts. The pain from fibromyalgia may not respond entirely from this effort as the pattern of pain is often more diffuse and not always due to a defined cause. ...Read more

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Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Most likely: Obviously you need to be examined but ddd breasts that are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain are good candidates for reduction. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

Gyencomastia Surgery: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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When can i get breast reduction?

When can i get breast reduction?

Depends: Not sure about the details behind your question, but see a plastic surgeon to determine the proper timing. ...Read more

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How much can a breast reduction cost?

How much can a breast reduction cost?

Varies: There may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, health insurance involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes , depends: for beauty NO for back pains YES . In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability , if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve . If it is for cosmetic purposes no . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Yes: If your breast are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, or recurrent rashes then you are a candidate for breast reduction. Keep in mind that if your breasts are not done maturing, they may grow afterwards. ...Read more

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How long is recovery for breast reduction?

How long is recovery for breast reduction?

It depends: On the activity. My patients are walking as soon as the anesthetic wears off and generally can drive themselves to the office after a week. I advise them to avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks following surgery as for most surgical procedures as wound strength is about 80% of its maximum by that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more