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Is breast reduction a good idea for someone with fibromyalgia?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

I have had several patients with fibromyalgia who had definite improvement in their back, neck and shoulder pain after breast reduction.
Of course, most patients have this benefit after breast reduction as this is usually the point of breast reduction. If your upper back, neck and shoulders hurt because of large breasts, with or without fibromyalgia, breast reduction should help.

In brief: Possibly

I have had several patients with fibromyalgia who had definite improvement in their back, neck and shoulder pain after breast reduction.
Of course, most patients have this benefit after breast reduction as this is usually the point of breast reduction. If your upper back, neck and shoulders hurt because of large breasts, with or without fibromyalgia, breast reduction should help.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

A breast reduction is a good idea for anyone who wants smaller breasts.
The fibromyalgia is not a determining factor either way.

In brief: Maybe

A breast reduction is a good idea for anyone who wants smaller breasts.
The fibromyalgia is not a determining factor either way.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Could be

If you are having symptoms related to large breasts such as neck or back pain, shoulder grooving, skin rashes in the folds.

In brief: Could be

If you are having symptoms related to large breasts such as neck or back pain, shoulder grooving, skin rashes in the folds.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

For the same reasons as anyone else.

In brief: Yes

For the same reasons as anyone else.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Very Likely!

Breast reduction is a great idea for most anyone with symptoms of neck, back, or shoulder strain.
Often there can be musculoskeletal inflammation associated with enlarged breasts that is exacerbated by other inflammatory conditions. Plastic surgeons love this procedure as these produce the happiest patients in our practice!

In brief: Very Likely!

Breast reduction is a great idea for most anyone with symptoms of neck, back, or shoulder strain.
Often there can be musculoskeletal inflammation associated with enlarged breasts that is exacerbated by other inflammatory conditions. Plastic surgeons love this procedure as these produce the happiest patients in our practice!
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Dr. Kirk Churukian
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Dr. Scott Zevon
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly

Pain of the shoulders, and back with cutting in of the bra straps are symptoms of symptomatic breast hypertrophy.
Persons suffering from these symptoms who also suffer from fibromyalgia should review with their rheumatologist whether they might benefit from the procedure.

In brief: Possibly

Pain of the shoulders, and back with cutting in of the bra straps are symptoms of symptomatic breast hypertrophy.
Persons suffering from these symptoms who also suffer from fibromyalgia should review with their rheumatologist whether they might benefit from the procedure.
Dr. Scott Zevon
Dr. Scott Zevon
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