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Breast Reduction: A Big Cup Size Can Cause Big Back Pain

Dr Richard Arabitg - Monday, January 02, 2017

Dr. Richard Arabitg, a plastic surgeon in Orlando, FL, specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgery. One of his most prominent procedures is breast surgery in Orlando. The location is not the main reason why this area of cosmetic surgery is so prominent; some may think that living near the coast with warm weather requires you to be wearing a bathing suit year-round. However, that’s not the case. Most people immediately think that breast surgery is always about enlarging the breasts, this may come to a surprise, but more people than you realize are having breast reductions to improve their health.


Now, it is important to consult with a surgeon on this matter. In many cases, dependent on your policy, your insurance provider may cover the cost of a breast reduction surgery if having large breasts is the cause of other health issues. In some cases, your insurance may even cover a breast reduction surgery if your large breasts are simply complicating other issues but not causing them.


Something to consider: Weather you are interested in enhancing your breast size or having your size reduced, you still want to use a skilled and experienced surgeon. If a surgeon is well known like Dr. Arabitg for beautiful craftsmanship, you know that the results of your breast reduction will also look natural and aesthetically pleasing. So, if you’re considering a reduction, make sure you’re still choosing a leader in the industry.


The Relationship Between Back Pain and a Large Cup Size


As with lower back pain, upper back pain can occur when things on your body become disproportionate. Back pain is usually caused by strain. This strain can be the result of not standing properly, walking unbalanced, or unevenly due to compensating an injury, excess weight, the list can go on and a large portion of these factors are caused by one thing. That one thing is strain. When your body feels strain in your back, it is because of strain on your ligaments and muscles. This is generally caused by repetitive motions that are unnatural or improper, and poor posture. Have you ever noticed a family member, or someone that may have a beer gut? Notice the line of their back. It is usually quite sloped, and they most likely have poor posture. I bet if you asked them, they would tell you they have bouts with lower back pain too.


It shouldn’t be a surprise if you have upper back pain that your large breasts could be at the root of that pain. Now keep in mind, that a larger breast size traditionally affects the upper back; however, if you have poor posture because of your large breasts, you may be experiencing lower back pain as well. Have you ever noticed when you carry a heavy large purse on your shoulder just for a few hours, you will get an indention along your shoulder and collar bone line? Just imagine what repeat use of that heavy bag does to your neck muscles and upper back. Now apply the same visual to a woman having larger breasts. Pretty much anything over a D cup, the woman is very prone to poor posture and strain on their upper back. With women with a larger cup size, they don’t even need to strain at a desk for hours to be prone to pain. Many of you may relate to the purse analogy, because you have almost permanent indentions on your shoulders from your bra straps. If your bra straps are making indentions in your shoulders, you should speak to a doctor. Your cup size could be causing major damage. Research tells us that when you have a larger cup size, you need extra support from surrounding muscles to maintain the right spinal positioning. A heavier chest can actually change the spinal curvature, and even cause deformity. Younger women with larger breasts should take these factors seriously into consideration; especially if they have a larger cup size in teenage years already. Studies have found that women with much larger breasts at a young age and older, tend to stand hunched over to avoid the accentuation of their large breasts. This also adds to the bad posture and strain on the upper back. The upper back already has to support the chest and rib cage, to compensate for a much heavier chest, the body needs stronger back and neck muscles. If you are experiencing any level of back pain and have larger breasts, or if you have a larger cup size but do not notice any regular back pain yet, it is essential that you still speak with a doctor to be examined. There may already be damage even if you do not have chronic back pain (Everyday Health Media, LLC, 2017).




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