There are various procedures for performing a breast reduction. The goal of all of these procedures is to reduce breast volume while at the same time improving the overall shape and “lifting” the breast. The most common technique is called the inferior pedicle technique which leaves the nipple-areolar complex attached to breast tissue underneath. Rarely would it be necessary to remove the nipple and then replace it.
Many women choose to have a breast reduction after pregnancy or weight gain, among other reasons, due to the fact that their large breast may not only be painful but pose as a threat to their health and wellness. Large breasts can be painful, cause back, shoulder and neck issues, and just be all-around restrictive for day-to-day activities. Most women DO wait until they’ve fully-developed or think they may be finished with having children before they opt to have a breast reduction performed.