Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction
by Dr. Hauw Han

Breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin to make the breast more proportional to the rest of the body. It is probably one of the highest in patient satisfaction and can be a life enhancing procedure. Reasons for undergoing the procedure include:

  • Back, neck and shoulder discomfort due to large, heavy breasts
  • Chronic skin irritation
  • Resultant limitation of physical activity
  • Shoulder notching from brassieres
  • Breasts are out of proportion to body frame
  • Saggy breasts
  • Self-consciousness about having large breasts.

    Many medical symptoms can be relieved by breast reduction surgery such as: head, shoulder, and back pain associated with large breast size. Surgery to alleviate these symptoms is often covered by insurance if it is determined that the reduction surgery is medically necessary.

    This procedure not only reduces the size of the breast, but also repositions the nipple to a more appealing location. Women often comment how after surgery they feel a new sense of freedom with activity, confidence and improved body image.