Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

The surgery makes breasts lighter and more proportional to their body size. Reducing the overall weight and lifting the breast by breast reduction surgery gives relief to the patient. Contrary to popular assumption, breast reduction is not only a cosmetic procedure but also a healthy transformation.


Symptoms due to disproportionately large breasts or gigantomastia which prompt surgical attention include:

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain due to heavy breasts.
  • Indentation on the shoulder due to brassiere straps.
  • Rash or ulceration under or between the breasts.
  • Social embarrassment due to size or asymmetry.

The surgery involves the reduction of skin envelope and the breast parenchyma. Techniques ( periareolar, lollipop or anchor shaped) vary according to the skin excess, and parenchymal shaping can be done using various pedicles ( superomedial, inferior, bupedicled ) to maintain blood supply. The incisions are usually well concealed.