Oversized breasts can cause women of all ages to feel self-conscious about their bodies. For many of our patients, large breasts have a negative impact on their daily life. Simple activities like shopping for clothes or exercising can be a problem for full-breasted women. Heavy breasts also contribute to poor posture and can eventually cause physical problems, including back, shoulder, and neck pain.
Breast reduction surgery offers a solution for many of the cosmetic and medical problems associated with large, heavy breasts. During breast reduction surgery, excess skin and tissue is removed from the breasts via an incision made in the breast fold, beneath the nipple, or around the nipple. Breast tissue is then sculpted into a smaller, more flattering shape. Because breast reduction surgery often alleviates persistent neck and back pain, the procedure is sometimes covered by insurance.