Breast reduction surgery also called ‘reduction mammoplasty’ is a surgery to reduce the size and weight of large heavy breasts. Women with large breasts may choose to have this surgery to reduce the discomfort associated with large breasts or to have a breast size that is proportionate to their build.
The effects of breast reduction surgery are that:
- It can help create a more aesthetic contour that is proportionate to your body.
- It will relieve the discomfort associated with large breasts such as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain as well as rashes and skin irritation in the crease under the breast
- It would help you participate in physical activities
- It can enhance your self-confidence if that has been affected by having large breasts
If you have planned to have a child, you may want to postpone the surgery until after, as changes to breast tissue during pregnancy could affect your surgical results.