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Having excessively large breasts can affect women in many ways, both physically and mentally. One of the most common problems associated with oversized breasts is back pain. According to, nearly one million women suffer from back pain as a result of overly large breasts. The effects that large breasts have on the back may cause lifelong problems if they are not properly addressed.

The weight of overly large breasts can cause the shoulders to roll forward. As the normal curvature of the spine adjusts, the upper vertebrae become altered, which puts more stress on the lower back. This can leave women with permanent back pain and bad posture. Eventually, the nerves and blood vessels can also become compressed, leading to discomfort in the arms, shoulders, and hands.

During breast reduction surgery, fat and glandular tissue are removed from the breasts and excess skin is removed. As a result, women achieve breasts that are in better proportion with the rest of the body and are able to live their life without the pain and discomfort once caused by their excessively large breasts. After treatment, many women also find that they can perform certain exercises and participate in activities that may have seemed impossible to them before.

If you are tired of living with the emotional and physical pain caused by overly large breasts, please feel free to contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery at (626) 689-7800 today. You may also choose to fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation with Dr. O’Toole.