Monday, November 26th, 2012
Breast reduction reduces the size of the breasts and corrects the droop caused by the sheer weight of the breast tissue stretching the skin over time. Although everyone is different and problems vary with the size of the breasts, everyone shares two sets of problems. The weight and droop of the breasts cause physical problems. The weight causes strain on the shoulders and neck and occasionally the back. This can cause grooving of the shoulders, bony deformity of the clavicle and even nerve dysfunction in the arms. The droop can cause rashes under the breasts or irritation from the bra straps. The other problem is emotional. This can vary from poor self-esteem to severe taunting or sexual harassment. Surgical reduction and droop correction, a procedure known as Reduction Mammoplasty, generally corrects all these problems. ABC Good Morning America captured this transformation. Though the procedure is much less common than breast enlargement, almost all patients are extremely happy with the results.