What is a Breast Reduction?
Symptomatic Macromastia is the medical term utilized when a woman notes that her breasts are too large for her body. This can be associated with neck and shoulder pain, straps from a bra leaving marks on the shoulder region and even rash or skin breakdown under the breast folds.
A breast reduction removes breast tissue and excess skin and also may re-position the nipple to a more cosmetic position on the breast mound. Unfortunately, there are permanent scars on the breast after surgery, however, they tend to fade over time. Rarely they may become more noticeable and occasionally a patient may experience permanent nipple numbness.
Complications are rare – but must be thoroughly discussed and considered before you decide to have surgery.