Breast reduction improves body image and alleviates pain and discomfort.
Overly large breasts and the weight of excess breast tissue can limit physical activity and cause pain, discomfort and self-consciousness. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast gar, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with a woman’s body. It can alleviate pain and discomfort, and enhance her body image and self-confidence.
Breast reduction can be performed unilaterally (on one breast) or bilaterally (on both breasts.) It is generally considered a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by health insurance. Good candidates for this procedure are healthy individuals of relatively stable weight whose breast development is complete.