This is a liberating procedure for some. Breast reduction is designed to remove the burden of breasts that are simply too large.
A breast reduction refers to any plastic surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breast. Patients complain of heavy breasts associated with back, neck, and shoulder pain. They are limited on activities because of their size. Finding clothes that fit is difficult and the process simply isn’t fun. This procedure involves removing breast tissue and excess breast skin as well as elevating the nipples and reducing the diameter of the areola. The goal is to create smaller breasts with improved shape. Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Another alternative might just result in a vertical scar alone without extension into the crease beneath the breast. Liposuction breast reduction does not involve scars but it is limited to fatty breasts that have minimal sag. An amputative breast reduction involves using the nipple areola complex as a skin graft on the smaller breast mound (with loss of sensation), but generally with the benefit of a wonderful shape.