Many women suffer from breasts that are too heavy and/or pendulous. They can experience back, shoulder, and/or neck problems due to the large weight of the breasts. Some women may also feel embarrassed about the shape of their breasts. A breast reduction can offer a huge amount of relief.
During the procedure, part of the mammary gland tissue and the accompanying skin will be removed. A new and smaller breast model will be shaped. The nipple will also be relocated. There are several surgical techniques to perform a breast reduction. With the most common techniques, the scars will be around both areolas, underneath the breast in the skin crease, and between the nipple and the crease underneath the breast, in a vertical direction.