During puberty, and even throughout a woman’s life, the breasts can acquire a large volume, which leads to both physical and emotional discomfort. This can occur due to genetic issues, hormonal response or weight variations. Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and reshapes the breasts. This procedure is typically recommended for women who have large, heavy breasts that cause physical and emotional discomfort, such as back and neck pain, shoulder grooving, and have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly.

The procedure typically begins with the patient being given general anesthesia or sedation. The surgeon will then make an incision around the areola, which is the dark area surrounding the nipple, another incision running vertically down the breast and another one horizontally over the breast crease . The surgeon will then remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts, and reshape them to create a more proportionate and attractive appearance.

After the procedure, the incisions will be closed with sutures, and the patient will be placed in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and provide support to the breasts during the healing process. Recovery time varies, but patients can usually return to normal activities within a few weeks. They will also need to take care to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity in order to avoid complications and promote healing.

Overall, breast reduction surgery can be a highly effective solution for women who are looking to reduce the size and improve the shape of their breasts. It can help to alleviate discomfort and pain caused by large, heavy breasts, and can also improve self-confidence and body image.


  • Trompowsky Medical Center
    346, Trompowsky Av. | 6th floor | Florianópolis, SC

  • +55 (48) 3225 0255


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