BREAST REDUCTION

Breast reduction surgery is an operation to remove extra fat, tissue, and skin from your breasts.If you have large breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of your body and causing neck pain, back pain, or other symptoms, you may be considering breast reduction surgery.

Most women who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia (in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also have it.

The surgeon usually: Makes an incision around the areola and down each breast. Removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce the size of each breast. Reshapes the breast and repositions the nipple and areola.

Breast reduction surgery has been shown to boost self-esteem and quality of life for women with large breasts who may experience back or neck pain, skin rashes or difficulty exercising.