Women with very large breasts frequently experience symptoms of back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, grooving in the shoulders from bra straps, areas of rash under the breasts, and difficulty performing athletic activities and finding the right clothing. For many women, especially younger girls in their teenage years, this can also lead to problems with self-esteem. Breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces symptomatically large breasts by removing glandular breast tissue, fat, and skin. This results in lighter, smaller, and more firm breasts which are better shaped and proportional to the entire body. Breast reduction surgery can improve the overall quality of life for individuals who seek relief.
The typical breast reduction surgery incisions are in the shape of an anchor or inverted T, with most incisions hidden under the breasts. Optionally, you can go with the short scar or vertical scar technique which may result in fewer incisions, and potentially a longer-lasting lift and roundness to the breasts. The surgical approach and technique may vary depending on the individual’s unique anatomy, breast size, and desired outcomes. Once the incisions are made, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are carefully removed, and the remaining breast tissue is sculpted to achieve the desired size and shape.