American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Will a breast reduction reduce pain from my scoliosis?

If I get a breast reduction which I am under 18 will this reduce my back pain ? Also if I do get a breast reduction since my curve is about 42” and it’s shaped like an S would I still need to get back surgery or would I have to choose between the 2 surgeries?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: clifton park, NY

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Mark Albert
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello, I would need more information about your breasts and other factors to comment on whether a breast reduction would help your back pain. I would not be able to speculate about scoliosis surgery since plastic surgeons do not perform spine surgery for scoliosis. I would recommend a virtual consultation to discuss your case further.

Mark G. Albert, M.D.

New York, NY

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Breast reduction surgery may improve symptoms of back and neck pain but there is no guarantee. I do not think it would have any effect on your scoliosis.

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello. On of the few procedures covered by insurance is a breast reduction to reduce back pain. As for the back surgery you should consult an specialist.


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