10 Mar

Breast Reduction: A Solution for Back Pain

Many women experience back, neck, and shoulder pain due to large breasts. You may have developed back problems early in life if you developed large breasts before your spine and shoulders were able to efficiently bear the weight. Some women find that they get much larger breasts after bearing children and they do not reduce on their own. Whatever the reason for your back pain, one of the best solutions is to get a breast reduction.

What is a Breast Reduction?

In breast reduction surgery,  breast tissue, fat, and skin is removed to make the breast smaller. This is often combined with breast lift surgery, which can be done at the same time. Often, larger breasts are more prone to sagging, and in reducing the size the breast does not appear perky. Breast lift surgery will tighten the breast and raise it higher on the chest. The nipple can also be moved to be more centered.

Does Breast Reduction Relieve Back Pain?

Breast reduction surgery can often help relieve back pain. During a consultation for your breast reduction procedure, you will discuss what size breasts you want, as well as how much weight needs to be removed for you to be comfortable. When this excess weight is removed through the breast reduction surgery, your related back pain should ease.

If you have large breasts and frequently experience chronic back pain, contact our offices today for a consultation. We will be able to help you identify your goals and determine the right size breasts for you and your body frame. We can also discuss possible breast lift surgery and other options that will customize the experience for you.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook