Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, tissue and skin and reshape the contour of the breasts so that they are smaller and in proportion with your body. If decreased breast size results in sagging, a breast lift may also be performed. Breast reduction helps alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.The recovery for breast reduction is similar to that of breast augmentation.
Overly large breasts can cause some women to have both health and emotional problems. In addition to self image issues, there may also be physical pain and discomfort.
The weight of excess breast tissue can impair a womans ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.