Many women with overly large breasts experience problems such as back pain, skin irritation, difficulty with clothing, severe asymmetry, sagging, and potential embarrassment in social situations. Reducing the breasts to a more manageable size can make a great difference in quality of life by bringing the breasts into better proportion with the rest of the body. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, have difficulty finding clothing, or are unhappy with your body due to excessive breast volume, you may find a breast reduction to be very beneficial.
In most cases, a breast reduction will include an anchor incision, which uses an incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola down to the crease below your breast, and a horizontal incision along the crease. This allows ideal access to remove a sufficient amount of tissue and excess skin. In some cases where size is more moderate and sagging is less severe, the horizontal, and possibly the vertical incisions, may not be necessary.