Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of the breasts. Patients who are experiencing chronic back, neck or shoulder pain, due to the weight of their breasts, often request the operation. In some cases they feel that the size of their breasts stops them participating in exercise or social activities, or they find it difficult getting clothes to fit. Recurrent skin infections under the breasts is another reason for requesting this surgery.
A well performed breast reduction can eliminate all of these problems and boost a woman’s self esteem. In fact breast reduction surgery consistently gets the highest patient satisfaction scores of all plastic surgery procedures.
A breast reduction operation involves the removal of some of the breast tissue. Then the skin is reshaped around the new smaller breast and the nipple is repositioned. The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic.
Both breast reduction and breast augmentation surgery can also be used to treat any asymmetry between the breasts.
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