Patients often make the decision to have breast reduction surgery because they are troubled by symptoms caused by their heavy breasts. These include back and neck pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, rashes under the breasts, and difficulty with fitting clothes.
Over the years, surgical techniques have dramatically evolved, as our understanding of the blood supply, skin and tissue dynamics has improved. As always, the goal is to achieve the best result with the smallest amount of scarring, preservation of nipple sensation and good long term control of shape.
Even with a great result from a breast reduction procedure, there can be a lack of upper breast fullness, and where this is an important goal, we combine the breast reduction surgery with a breast implant.
There are many ways to reduce breast size and ensure a good cosmetic result, and you will need a careful assessment and discussion with our surgeon to determine what is the best option for your unique situation.
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