Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction


Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts, by removing fat, breast tissue and skin, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola.

Women with large breasts may have some problems due to this excess weight, such as back and neck pain, skin irritations under the breast and respiratory problems. The purpose of reduction mammoplasty is to provide the woman with smaller breasts and with a more proportional shape to the rest of her body.

Breast reduction is usually done to alleviate a physical problem, rather than for purely aesthetic reasons. Many women who undergo this intervention are worried about the excessive volume of their chest that interferes with many activities and causes physical discomfort.

In most cases it is expected until the chest has fully developed, although it can be done earlier if the physical problems are very important. This procedure is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed after pregnancy.