Correction of excess breast tissue together with lift is accomplished through breast reduction. These patients often have neck, back pain or even occipital neuralgia/migraine/headaches due to excess breast weight.
Breast reduction is the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, which is often responsible for neck or shoulder pain, and interttrigo along the inframammary fold. Scars are located around areola, extending vertically towards and often along inframammary fold. In most cases surgery requires an overnight stay and use of drains for about 4-5 days. Recovery can be expected within two-three weeks. Since most large breasts also have a descended nipple-areola complex a breast lift (mastopexy) is included with breast reduction.
Most breast reduction patients experience relief from their pre-operative symptoms and find this procedure to greatly improve quality of their lives.