Reduction Mammoplasty Aids Those with Oversized Breasts

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Reduction mammoplasty is a procedure in which a volumetric reduction of the breast is carried out. The process improves the nipple-areola complex and helps improve the shape of the breast. The surgery is performed to relieve the discomfort that is commonly associated with overly large breasts. The procedure is also known as Mammoplasty surgery.

Overly large breasts will cause emotional and health problems for some women. In addition to emotional issues and self-image, women may experience discomfort and physical pain where the excess weight of breast tissues will hinder daily activities.


Reduction mammoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, and is a good option if you are physically healthy, but are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts. It is also a good option if you have the following symptoms:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Rashes underneath your breasts
  • Poor self-image due to large breasts
  • Difficulty fitting into clothes

A breast reduction will help you resume normal activities of daily living, but there will be scarring on your breast.


A crucial step before the operation is pre-operative planning, which includes marking the incision pattern in the patient’s breast in the following places:

  • Associated excess fat tissue
  • Excess skin
  • Excess glandular tissue

When the procedure is complete, bandages or dressings will be applied to the incisions, and a support bra along with elastic bandages can act as an accessory to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they naturally heal. After the surgery, your breasts will have a better shape and will be uplifted.