A breast reduction is an operation designed to reduce the size of the breast. The size of women’s breasts may be determined by several factors, including genetic reasons, body weight and hormonal influences. This can be a problem for some women early in adolescence or for others it may only become a problem later in life and can occur following the menopause or with the use of HRT. Large breasts may cause backache, neck pain, grooves in the shoulders from bra straps, rashes under the breasts and the feeling of self-consciousness. Common complaints of women who have large breasts is that it is very difficult to wear attractive clothes or take part in sports or go to the gym.
In addition to reducing the size of the breast, the shape is also improved with the breast being lifted. The choice of reduction technique will depend on findings during your examination.