Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, surgically reduces and reshapes the size of overly large breasts.

Breast reduction is appropriate to balance your body proportions or to help with health problems caused by breasts that are too large, putting stress on the neck, shoulders and back.

Incisions are generally placed inconspicuously under the breast and around the nipple and areola. In most cases a vertical incision from the nipple to the breast crease may be required.