Breast reduction is designed to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. It may also improve the overall appearance or shape of the breast and help balance breast asymmetries. It helps in the treatment of physical complaints such as the neck, shoulder, and back pain experienced by many women with large breasts.
Skin, along with breast tissue and fat, are removed to create smaller, shapely breasts. An added benefit where ptosis (droop) exists is a simultaneous uplift of the nipple-areolar complex to a more normal position. The areolae (darker skin which surrounds the nipple) may also be reduced in size and made more symmetric.
The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can only be determined at the time of consultation with your surgeon. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.