A Breast Reduction Improved My Posture and Numbed My Back Pain
After bearing two children, Gina’s breasts increased in size causing pain to her neck, back and shoulders. The size of her breasts interrupted her level of physical activity; she started to feel insecure and uncomfortable. Through word-of-mouth and research, she found Dr. Tracy Pfeifer, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York, who recommended a breast reduction procedure.
A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of ones breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of the body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort.
“Dr. Pfeifer informed me that because I have back history my health insurance might be able to cover this procedure,” noted Gina.
“It turns out when you talk to people, that a lot of women don’t know that the insurance could cover this procedure if you experience neck and back pain as a result of the weight from large breasts,” explains Dr. Pfeifer.
Two days post-surgery, Gina was up and walking. “It felt great because my back pain was gone and I stood straighter. I got my confidence back and I couldn’t be happier!” exclaimed Gina.
“We took off a significant amount of weight and I would say that it has been a transformative experience for Gina,” explained Dr. Pfeifer.
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