Breast reduction is indicated in cases of a disproportionate increase in breast volume for aesthetic or functional reasons related to symptoms arising from excessive breast weight.
It is a surgery that is usually carried out under general anesthesia. The type of reduction depends on the patient's expectations, the amount of tissue to be removed and the type of breast remodeling that is to be performed.
The occurrence of scars is inevitable in these cases. Liposuction can be used as a complement to breast reduction. The recovery period is about one week and nipple sensitivity and ability to breastfeed persist in about 50% of cases.