Breast Reduction

Reduction mammoplasty (also breast reduction and reduction mammaplasty) is the plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large breasts. Breast reduction surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic

There are several techniques the surgeon could use, but generally the operation involves:

• moving your nipple to its new position  – usually while it’s still attached to the blood supply

• removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from your breasts

• reshaping the remaining breast tissue

Most women are left with a scar around the nipple. With some surgical techniques, the scar will also run down vertically and horizontally across the breast crease (anchor-shaped), or just run down vertically to the breast crease.