Reduction Mammaplasty or breast reduction is the surgical reduction of abnormally large breasts by removing breast tissue, excessive breast skin and repositioning of the nipple into a more normal and attractive location. Large pendulous breasts can produce neck and shoulder discomfort and therefore, reduction mammaplasty is usually covered under a health insurance policy.
Surgery for breast reduction requires rather extensive incisions in order to reduce the volume of the breast tissue in addition to reduction of the skin envelope of the breast. The nipple and areola must be lifted to a more normal position and centered over the remaining breast tissue. These incisions are carefully designed to be hidden in the natural creases and shadows of the breast.
Other Plastic Surgery Procedures:
Surgery of the Nose, Rhinoplasty
Surgery for Protruding Ears, Otoplasty
Surgery for Saggy-Baggy Eyelids
The Eyebrow Lift
The Face Lift Operation
Facial “Tuck-Up” or Mini-lift
Scar Revision & Skin Surgery
Surgical Body Contouring
Body Lift Procedure