Breast reduction surgery is a procedure to reduce the size of very large breasts. Breast reduction surgery is done to relieve physical discomfort associated with large sagging breasts. It is not performed for appearance only.
The aim of surgery is to make the breasts smaller and to improve their shape so they are in proportion to the body. The surgery removes excess tissue, fat, and skin from large, often sagging breasts. At the same time, the areola (the circle of dark skin around the nipple) may be made smaller. Sometimes the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position.
The technical name used for the procedure is reduction mammaplasty .
Breast reduction surgery has among the highest patient satisfaction rate of any cosmetic procedure.
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