Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, offers both cosmetic and medical benefits for women looking to reduce their breast size. On one hand, patients may wish to avoid unwanted attention or achieve a more flattering figure. On the other hand, breast reduction can relieve chronic back and neck pain, combat skin rashes underneath large breasts, alleviate shoulder grooving from bra straps, and enable better mobility.
For most patients, breast reduction is done in conjunction with a breast lift procedure to ensure the best cosmetic results. Without a breast lift, excess loose skin may adversely affect the appearance of the patient’s breasts.