Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduction mammaplasty or Breast Reduction Surgery, is a body contouring procedure to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts. Commonly requested by women with excessively large breasts and men with overly developed breasts, breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

Overview

If you have disproportionately large breasts that are causing neck pain, back pain, or other physical symptoms, you may be considering breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery, which doctors may call reduction mammoplasty, is a medical procedure that reduces the overall size of a person's breasts. People who have overly large breasts that cause neck, shoulder, or back pain may benefit from breast reduction surgery.


Why Breast Reduction Surgery done?

Breast reduction surgery is meant for women who have large breasts and want to resolve issues such as:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain that requires pain medications
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
  • Nerve pain
  • Restricted activity
  • Poor self-image related to large breasts
  • Difficulty fitting into bras and clothing

You might postpone breast reduction surgery if you have certain future plans, such as:

Childbirth: If you haven't started a family or your family isn't yet complete, you might wait until pregnancy isn't an issue. Breast-feeding might be challenging after breast reduction surgery — although certain surgical techniques can help preserve your ability to breast-feed.

Weight loss: If you are interested in losing weight by changing your diet and starting an exercise program, you might wait to decide if reduction mammoplasty is for you. Losing weight can often result in changes to your breast size.