Q&A: I have extreme back & neck pain from 10G breasts, what do you suggest?

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i have extreme back and neck pain. my bra cuts into my shoulders and I find it extremely difficult to exercise because of the size of my breasts 10G. When they where developing I was overweight and since then have lost weight but they have stayed the same size. What would you suggest I do.


Steven M. Lynch, M.D., F.A.C.S. - LocateADoc.com

It seems that you have a cause and effect with large breasts causing neck and back pains with the denting of the shoulders.  This is a very common problem and although you cannot promise a patient that they will be rid of the problems with a breast reduction, it certainly helps in most patients with large breasts.
When doing a breast reduction,it is important to have a free flow of ideas of what amount of tissue you want left after the procedure.  This can vary widely and your input is crucial to direct the plastic surgeon to know how much to remove.  With your bra cup being this large, you should expect a significant improvement.
Hope this helps.

--Steven M. Lynch, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Albany, NY


Frederic Corbin, MD - LocateADoc.com

I would start by saying come in for an examination - but it sounds like you would benefit from a breast reduction

--Frederic Corbin, MD
Brea, CA


Robert Hunsaker, MD - LocateADoc.com

A breast reduction will decrease the size and weight of your breasts along with lifting and reshaping them

--Robert Hunsaker, MD
Key Biscayne, FL

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