Can Breast Reduction Relieve My Chronic Back and Shoulder Pain?

When it comes to patient satisfaction, breast reduction is ranked among the highest plastic surgical procedures. This is because it is effective at eliminating the back, shoulder, and neck pain that often accompanies heavy breasts. At Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, top plastic surgeons Dr. Tim Roham and Dr. Ali Roham fully understand the distress that large, heavy, breasts can cause patients. They offer women in Santa Ana and San Clemente safe and effective breast reduction. Explore the benefits of this procedure below.

About Breast Reduction

Over the years, heavy breasts can droop, often hanging below the ribs. Genetics, weight, and pregnancy may also contribute to this. Sagging breasts can lead to poor posture, which greatly strains the muscles in the back that support the forward bending of the chest. In fact, many professionals who focus on the musculoskeletal system, such as chiropractors and physical therapists, understand the association between large breasts and pain in the body. If this issue is not corrected, chronic shoulder and back pain is often the result.

Breast reduction is performed to reduce the size of the breasts and improve their appearance. It accomplishes this by removing excess skin in breast tissue which ultimately reduces the overall weight of the breasts as well. This effectively decreases the amount of stress on the back and shoulders, eliminating chronic pain.


Breast reduction candidates include those who:

  • Have large breasts that are not proportional to the rest of their bodies
  • Suffer from pain in the body due to heavy breasts
  • Feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their large breasts
  • Are in good physical health with no medical conditions that could prevent healing
  • Have realistic expectations

Procedure Details

At advanced laser and cosmetic plastic surgery, breast reduction is a customized procedure based on the needs of each individual patient. Dr. Roham will determine the appropriate technique to use for your breast reduction depending on the size of your breasts and your cosmetic goals. The procedure may include liposuction, especially when excess amounts of fat are responsible for large breasts. In cases where there will be a significant decrease in breast tissue, Dr. Roham may use the surgical tissue excision method. Dr. Roham knows that even when eliminating heavy breasts is the main goal, patients still want to look their best after surgery, which is why breast reduction also includes a lift and nipple reposition, leaving patients with a smaller and perkier breast contour.

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation Today

You do not have to live with constant back and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts. Contact our office today to book a breast reduction consultation or request an appointment online.

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