Women and men may consider a breast reduction for a variety of reasons. Excessively large breasts can contribute to poor posture, back and neck pain, rashes, and difficulty with physical activity. Breast reduction surgery is a common cosmetic procedure to help reduce the size of overly large breasts in both male and female patients. While more women frequently undergo breast reduction surgery, this procedure is actually quite common for men as well.
Macromastia, or excessively large breasts in women, can cause both physical and emotional problems. The weight of excess breast tissue can cause improper posture, skeletal deformities and rashes. Women may also have emotional discomfort and self-consciousness related to appearance and difficulty finding clothes. For men, gynecomastia doesn’t cause the same physical pain as macromastia, but men with enlarged breasts face similar self image issues. Gynecomastia may prevent men from participating in activities that would bring attention to their chest.
During female breast reduction surgery, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin is removed from the breasts to make them smaller and firmer. Some women may combine breast reduction with a breast lift or liposuction around the axilla or back area to correct sagging. Similar techniques are employed for male breast reduction surgery as well as using liposuction to remove extra fat and tighten the surrounding tissue. It is also common for patients to have areola reduction to reduce and reshape their areolas to achieve a proportionate result.
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