Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is a surgical procedure performed to treat symptoms related to excessively large breasts, i.e. back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, rashes in the folds under the breasts, and shoulder grooving (from bra straps). The procedure involves removing part of the breast to reduce volume, then repositioning the nipple/areola to a higher location (lift).
Several techniques of reduction mammoplasty have been described. Usually the procedure is performed using an "inverted-T" or "anchor" pattern, sometime vertical (or "lollipop") incision. In the case of very large and/or very saggy breasts a free nipple graft technique may be recommended to minimize risks related to inadequate blood supply to nipple/areola complex.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Majewski, the most appropriate technique will be recommended, based on breast size and shape, skin and breast tissue quality, the size and position of areola, and other factors.