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.
Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder distinguished by extensive musculoskeletal pain which may be caused by several factors such as genetics, infections, & physical trauma. Breast reduction will be more beneficial in reducing the pain caused by having large&heavy breasts which may be intensified by having fibromyalgia than treating fibromyalgia. mwbreast.com/cosmetic-procedures/breast/breast-reduction-ohio/
Probably Not. Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. By removing heavy/inferiorly positioned breast tissue, patients experience significant improvement with neck, back, shoulder discomfort. However, relief from generalized symptoms of fibromyalgia cannot be promised or predicted.

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Can you tell me about breast reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction. Your question is too vague. Breast reduction surgery removes excess skin and breast tissue from select areas of the breast so as to permit reconstruction of a smaller breast to relieve symptoms attributable to excess size. The goal is to do so in an aesthetically acceptable manner preserving nipple sensation and ability to nurse. Risks are loss of sensation, inability to nurse, poor cosmesis. Read more...
It's common and good. Too-large breasts can be symptomatic, and height/weight calculations can determine how much breast tissue must be removed for insurance to cover the operation. Anything less than this, and it is considered "cosmetic, " elective, or a breast lift. You will have scars, and a 15% of more risk of permanent nipple numbness or loss of breast-feeding ability. Good design, skilled surgery>>> good results. Read more...
Patient Pleasing. Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. During this operation, “excess” breast tissue and skin is removed. The breasts themselves are lifted on the chest wall. This operation tends to help patients with neck, back, shoulder discomfort and may help patients with posture as well. Best wishes. Read more...
Happy patients. Breast reduction surgery is both functional and aesthetic. Reducing the size will enable you to function better and at time eliminate shoulder pain and skin irritation in the sumammary crease. The aesthetic part involves skin tightening and elevating the nipple position . There are multiple techniqes to do it. Most importantly, consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon . Read more...

How old do you have to be for breast reduction surgery?

Debatable. The breasts develop completely by the late teens to the early twenties. After that age is probably the best. Read more...
What are you asking? Legally, -the age of consent . Medically when biologically mature. The procedure is not cosmetic and is done for symptom relief, not appearance per se. Read more...
Doesn't matter. If you have considerable symptoms, including back, neck, and shoulder pain, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction despite your age. Read more...
Young and older... Assuming a patient is in good health and presents with appropriate symptoms, patients of almost all ages are potentially good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Occasionally, teenagers present with disproportionately large breasts with both physical and psychosocial concerns ( juvenile breast hypertrophy); these patients may do very well with breast reduction surgery, despite young age. Read more...

What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

About 2 weeks. In two weeks most of the restrictions I have on patients are gone. Read more...
It is staged . Many people spend one night in the hospital after surgery. They usually feel pretty good in a couple of days. Drains if your doctor uses them come out in 5to7 days. Many people are back to work in a week or two. Full physical activity is usually in about 6 weeks. Read more...
Varies. Every patient experiences a different recovery “time” after breast reduction surgery. Most patients are over the “hump” approximately one week after the procedure is performed. I ask patients to avoid heavy lifting/strenuous activity for approximately one month after the procedure. Despite this recovery time, patient gratification is almost instantaneous after this operation. Read more...

What to do if I have some questions about breast reduction surgery?

Plastic surgeon. See a plastic surgeon. They can assess the options. Some insurance actually covers it if it is determined to be medically necessary due to back pain, etc. Read more...
Seek Consultation. I would suggest that you seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be please with. Discuss concerns and goals and learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure. Generally speaking, for the appropriate patient, it is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Read more...

Can you tell me how to tell my boyfriend I'm going to have breast reduction surgery?

Tell him the truth. You have a medical condition giving you significant problems. In order to treat this condition, you need surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue. This will not affect your ability to be intimate. He needs to understand that your health is the most important thing. If you had a hernia, you would fix it. If you had diabetes, you would use insulin. Your condition is really no different. Read more...

What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery? .

Usually . Usually any tissue that we remove during a breast reduction is sent to pahtology to have it examined and then it is disposed of.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
They . They tissue removed at time of breast reduction is sent to pathology to be examined for any malignant cells or any other abnormalities. Read more...
Medical Waste. Usually tissue removed during breast reduction surgery is evaluated by pathologists to rule out any abnormality including carcinoma. Afterwards, it is discarded as medical waste. Read more...
Pathology. In the U.S., the standard of care is to send the tissue that has been removed during a breast reduction to the pathologist for examination. Read more...

Hi docs, would breast reduction surgery hurt after?

Yes, but... Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. It also tends to be relatively well tolerated; the average patient requires pain medications for a few days afterwards. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more. Best wishes. Read more...