Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to relieve discomfort associated with overly large breasts. There are many different breast reduction techniques. This medial pedicle breast reduction technique: lifts the nipple to a more normal position, creates a more youthful shape to the breast emphasizing cleavage and upper pole fullness while minimizing the scarring (no scars in the décolletage).
This patient is a very pleasant 62 year old female with large breasts ( macromastia ). She had large breasts since having her children. She has suffered significant disability to include breast pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, grooving in her shoulders, headaches and intertrigo for many years. She worn a 40DD size bra. Functionally was unable to exercise secondary to the large size of her breasts. She underwent a medial pedicle bilateral breast reduction with the removal of 600g (1.25 lbs) per breast. Her symptoms resolved within 2 weeks.