Breast reduction is a common surgical procedure. It is done to decrease the size of one or both breasts. While more common in women, this procedure can also be done in men.

The procedure may be done to correct:

  • Overly large breasts, resulting in any of the following symptoms:
    • Poor self image
    • Back, neck, or shoulder pain
    • Posture problems
    • Grooving and/or abrasions from bra straps
    • Rash under the lower portion of the breasts
  • Breast asymmetry—may be due to previous surgery to one breast, such as in the case of mastectomy or lumpectomy
  • Large male breasts, known as gynecomastia —can be related to hormonal changes, medications, or other health conditions

After the surgery, your breasts will be smaller and more symmetrical in appearance. They should reflect the size, shape, and symmetry you desired.