What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes excess tissue, including fatty tissue and glandular tissue, from breasts that are overly large. Although media perception is that large breasts are desirable, for women who have very large breasts, the experience can be an uncomfortable one, physically and emotionally. Breast reduction surgery aims to achieve two primary goals:
- to help women who are self-conscious about their overly large breasts feel more attractive and self-confident and achieve a more pleasing profile (and find clothes that fit properly)
- to help reduce or eliminate back, neck and shoulder pain and deep shoulder “troughs” that develop as a result of supporting very heavy breasts so women feel more comfortable