While many women in America want larger breasts, women with overly large breasts may want to achieve the opposite result.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Technically known as mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery is a procedure to reduce the size of the breasts and improve the quality of life of the patient. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) places breast reduction in the category of reconstructive (not cosmetic) surgery, as it is performed to correct a physical problem--breasts that are too big or out of proportion with the rest of the figure, causing issues with the back, shoulders and neck, posture problems, difficulty exercising and more.
In this procedure, the surgeon removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin to create a breast size in proportion and balance with your body.
This can alleviate health issues and discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Breast reduction can also produce dramatic aesthetic benefits along with improved confidence and self-esteem.