Breast reduction is performed in women who have disproportionately large breasts. Frequently, women will experience pain and discomfort due to the heaviness of their breasts, resulting in back, neck, and shoulder pain. Women may have difficulty participating in physical activities and some are unable to find appropriately fitting workout clothing or bathing suits. Breast reduction may aid women in looking slimmer and sometimes it can improve posture.
The incisions will be around the areola and extending down in a vertical fashion and in the crease underneath the breast in an inverted “T” fashion.
Breast reduction can be performed as an outpatient procedure with anesthesia being under general.
Smokers are poor candidates for breast reduction procedures and the patient should try to be nicotine free prior to embarking on surgery.