My big boobs hurt my back after prolonged standing. Will need breast reduction surgery in the future?

May be likely. If a good support bra, attention to good posture, and avoiding other things that cause back pain don't help, and your breasts are excessively large compared to the rest of your body, a breast reduction may be a blessing. Plastic surgeons offer free consultations, to discuss whether you are a candidate for surgery, what you could expect, and help assess whether your insurance will cover it. Luck!
Pain. Large breasts can cause back, neck and shoulder pain; chest wall pain; headaches; poor posture; shoulder grooving; numbness and tingling of the hands; shortness of breath, sleep disturbances, rashes under and between the breasts, and low exercise tolerance. Nonsurgical treatment is not often very effective, but only you can decide if surgery is right for you.

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Hi docs, would breast reduction surgery hurt after?

Yes, but... Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. It also tends to be relatively well tolerated; the average patient requires pain medications for a few days afterwards. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more. Best wishes. Read more...

Is it okay to go back to school about 2 weeks after getting breast reduction surgery?

Yes. Yes, but make sure you do not perform any strenuous activities or heavy lifting, as you are still in the healing phase until six weeks after the surgery date. Read more...
It would seem so... About two weeks seems right for recovery from breast reduction in most people. Everyone is a little different, however, but two weeks is probably a good ballpark number. Read more...
Possibly. Every patient experiences a different recovery period after breast reduction surgery. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to returning to specific activities. He/she knows exactly what was done and whether or not you are experiencing any complications. Best wishes. Read more...
Usually... If you are healing well, light activity like attending classes is usually do-able within a week or two. Some cases are larger than others, but younger patients usually recover rapidly when they are healthy. Read more...