Breast reduction is designed for women with very large, pendulous breasts. These women may experience medical problems, such as back and neck pain, due to the size of the and excessive weight of the breasts. Unusually large breasts can make a woman feel self-conscious.
The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their every day activities and cause them physical discomfort.