Can Large Breasts Cause Back Pain?
There are several sources out there with conflicting views as to whether large breasts cause back pain. Most experienced doctors say yes, including the American Society for Plastic Surgeons in this article on breast reduction (macromastia). The ASPS represents board-certified plastic surgeons in this country and thousands more experienced plastic surgeons across the world.
Certainly there can be other factors that result in back pain, including obesity, serious spine conditions or chronic poor posture. Regardless, having large breasts can take a heavy toll on your back, neck, and shoulders. Why suffer through this for years, even decades? You can take away your pain, reshape your breasts, and live the more enjoyable, pain-free life you want and deserve with a breast reduction.
How a breast reduction can reduce back pain
A breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that gets rid of extra, hanging breast tissue and skin and shapes the breast into a perkier, smaller and more proportionate size. This means you’ll be less “top heavy” and your back, neck, and shoulders will be able to relax. How’s that? Well, they won’t be carrying around excess weight, which leads to pain and discomfort during everyday activities. Let’s not forget — strenuous activities like running and swimming (among many others) are tough to do with large breasts.
Breast reduction certainly has the obvious benefit of reducing back pain caused by big breasts. A breast reduction has other benefits as well! You should not need custom-made bras, your cups should no longer overflow, and you may feel less self-conscious in public. Your posture may also improve. After a breast reduction, you will notice that your breasts are lifted, resulting in a more youthful look.
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Are large breasts weighing you down?
If you are physically healthy but feel that big breasts might causing these symptoms, then it’s possible that a breast reduction is right for you.
- weighing you down throughout the day
- limiting your ability to exercise or participate in physical activities
- causing indentations on your shoulders from your bra straps
- irritating the skin beneath your breast
- causing back, neck and shoulder pain
What can you do about back pain from big breasts?
Can large breasts cause back pain? Absolutely! If your breasts are causing you back pain, you can do something about it. Reach out to your board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what options you have. You may be a perfect candidate for a breast reduction. If you live in the Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham or the greater Triangle NC area and need a consultation, contact us today. Your body, confidence, and well-being deserve it.