Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight – from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl – feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction is a very gratifying procedure because it not only makes the patient look better but also feel better.
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Reduction mammoplasty affords the recipient smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. The surgeon may also reduce the size of and change the shape of the areola or nipples. Women typically have restored confidence, as well. It is often mentioned that patients who have received breast reductions are the happiest and most satisfied of all plastic surgery recipients.