A breast reduction, or reduction, is a procedure in which the surgeon removes excess breast tissue and weight in order to alleviate the pain associated with this weight it has on the neck, back, and spine that are irritated due to the size of the patient’s breasts. A typical breast reduction will also be a breast lift.
What are the benefits of a Breast Augmentation?
ALLEVIATE PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT CAUSED BY THE WEIGHT OF YOUR BREASt
Patients suffering from macromastia (large breasts) can suffer from severe back and neck pain with cuts in their shoulders from bra straps
INCREASE BODY CONFIDENCE
Frequently, patients with macromastia feel overweight and inhibited by the large size of their breasts when it comes to physical abilities/exercise.
REDUCE NECK, BACK, SHOULDER PAIN
By reducing the size of a patient’s breast you will alleviate the weight being applied daily to their neck and back.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN INDICATIONS FOR A BREAST REDUCTION?
The main indication for a breast reduction is back and neck pain caused by macromastia, or large breasts. Often, patients complain of “bra notching” on their shoulders, which is where the bra digs in when holding up the weight.
CAN MY BREAST TISSUE GROW BACK?
In certain instances like juvenile hypertrophy (large breasts at a young age) or pregnancy or weight gain your breast can again increase in size.
Will my nipples change?
This procedure tends to reduce the size (diameter) of the areola along with the breast reduction. This is done so the nipple is in proportion to the new breast size.
Will a breast reduction help my back and/or neck problems
If the cause of your back and neck pain is your breasts, then a reduction should help. Most patients see a major improvement in their symptoms after surgery.