Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery that is performed to decrease the size of the breasts. Many women suffer physical symptoms or psychological insecurities as a result of having very large breasts. Heavy breasts can cause back pain, poor posture, and associated medical problems. Conspicuous, disproportionately sized breasts can initiate unwanted attention, from childhood teasing to sexual harassment as an adult. Breast reduction surgery can be performed to remove excess breast tissue and reposition the nipple, if necessary. Breast reduction should result in smaller, shapelier breasts.
When performed correctly breast reduction can provide great relief and freedom for those suffering with long lasting pain. Despite this you should still carefully consider what your long term goals are and whether breast reduction is the most appropriate procedure to undertake.
Surgical/Procedure name: Reduction mammoplasty
Common name: Breast Reduction, Breast Reduction Surgery