Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammaplasty,” is a surgical procedure that eliminates excess breast skin, fat, and glandular tissue to improve the shape and size of overly large breasts.
The size of the areola (the darker skin that surrounds the nipple) is also usually reduced during breast reduction surgery. This procedure decreases the volume and weight of the breasts to make them more proportionate with the rest of the body and to improve the quality of life for the patient.
How Do I Know If I Need A Breast Reduction?
If you have one or more of the following issues as a result of your breast size, breast reduction surgery may be right for you:
- Back pain;
- Neck pain:
- Bra strap indentations on the shoulders;
- Skin irritation around or between the breasts;
- Breathing problems;
- Self-image issues; and
- Unwanted attention