Breast reduction is usually performed to improve the physical and/or psychological symptoms associated with enlarged breasts, and is carried out after the breasts are fully developed, usually when a woman has reached the age of 18. The aim of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts and to create a better shape in proportion to the woman's body.
Women with large, pendulous breasts may suffer from a variety of symptoms: neck and back pains, shoulder grooving from bra strap indentation and skin irritation or infections under the breasts (known as intertrigo). Overly large breasts can make women feel extremely self-conscious and restrict them in many physical or social activities.
Breast Reduction can leave a scar around the areola (darker pigmented skin around the nipple), a vertical scar below the nipple and a scar running under the lower crease of the breast.