Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. Another crucial benefit of breast reduction is the alleviation of discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life causing physical pain. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
Breast reduction is a good option for you if: your breasts are too large, you have skin irritation beneath the breast crease, you have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin, or your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported. This procedure may also be beneficial if your breasts limit your physical activity and you experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts. Keep in mind you should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations when going in to any similar procedure.