As women age, one common cause of both diminished confidence and constant pain and discomfort is large, sagging breasts. A reduction mammoplasty (or breast reduction) is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat, tissue and skin, thereby reducing the weight in the breast area and diminishing any back, neck and shoulder pain.
This common but incredibly delicate procedure that must be performed by an experienced, certified plastic surgeon who will not only reduce the breast size but also lift, shape, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery typically has no long-term impact on nipple sensitivity or the ability to breastfeed. For most patients, rearranging the natural breast tissue does not require the use of implants or fat grafting; however, this is often determined during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Emer and his skilled team of plastic surgeons.