Breast reduction surgery is designed for women with large
pendulous breasts to give them lighter, more comfortable breasts in proportion with the rest of their body.
There can be a variety of medical problems associated with excessively large breasts including chronic neck, back pain, skin irritation under the breasts, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems.
Bra straps may leave indentations on the shoulders. Many women feel extremely self-conscious about their large breasts. Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty, removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer and in proportion with the woman’s body. The nipples can be repositioned and the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) can also be reduced.
Patients seeking breast reduction have many physical symptoms because of the size and weight of their breasts, leading to significant restrictions in their day-to-day activities and psychological wellbeing. Breast reduction can change a patient’s life, and should not be just thought of as cosmetic surgery.