Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction)
Although breast augmentation is the most sought-after form of cosmetic surgery, the size and weight of large breasts can cause great discomfort, among other physical symptoms, for some women. Breast reduction surgery changes the size, position, and volume of your breasts to make them more proportional to your body size.
Some women seek breast reductions in order to balance out a high variation in size from side to side. Breasts that are too large can cause physical pain and discomfort, predominantly in the back, neck, and shoulders, as well as irritation of the skin beneath the breasts. The pressure can force brassiere straps to cut into the shoulders and create visible grooves. Large breasts are not the only cause for a reduction; dense, fibrous breasts that aren’t necessarily as large can cause just as much pain and discomfort.
The primary goal of this procedure is to ensure personal comfort with body image; many women can feel self-conscious about their large breast size. For some women, large breasts can actually hamper physical activities and restrict their day to day lives.