Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight – from breathing problems to back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman – or a teenage girl – feel extremely self-conscious.
Breast reduction, which is technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women. The breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction plastic surgery can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
If you’re considering breast reduction plastic surgery, the information here will give you a basic understanding of the procedure, wuch as when it can help, how it’s performed, and the results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Lesavoy if there is anything about the breast reduction procedure you don’t understand.