The impact of breast size on the vertebral column: A radiologic study

FINDIKÇIOĞLU K. , Findikcioglu F., Ozmen S., Guclu T.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.31, sa.1, ss.23-27, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00266-006-0178-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.23-27


Background: Macromastia usually is associated with the physical and psychological symptoms reported comprehensively by many studies. Reduction mammoplasty seems to be the most reasonable solution for these symptoms, and many articles have reported improvement of these complaints after surgery. Some authors have postulated that the anatomic mechanisms of postural aberrations are heavy breasts and related pain symptoms. However, limited numbers of studies have tried to explain the effect of the heavy breasts on the vertebral column.