Breast reduction is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Women with overly large breasts often complain of back and neck pain, grooving in the shoulders from bra straps, rashes, breathing problems and low self-esteem.
Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed, since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed.
Breast reduction surgery is often accompanied by lifting and reshaping the breasts. This procedure improves the appearance of cumbersome, drooping breasts and makes them more proportionate with the rest of the body.