Breast Reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and shape of the breasts by removing excess skin and underlying breast tissue. It also reduces the size of the nipple-aerola complex which frequently becomes enlarged as the result of breast development. The results are breasts that are higher, smaller, and more shapely.
If you have large pendulous breasts, a variety of medical conditions can result:
Shoulder "grooving" due to bra straps
Back and neck pain
Irritation to the crease of the breasts
Difficulty with physical activity
Difficulty fitting in clothes
Dr. Delgado is a breast reduction and gynecomastia specialist with offices in San Francisco and Novato.