Women with overly large breasts have many reasons to consider a breast reduction. Some of the conditions associated with large breasts are back and neck pain and body image issues. Overly large breast weighing more than 500 grams each means that you may have macromastia. Women with breasts larger than 1,000 grams each qualify as having the condition of gigantomastia.

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that achieves a smaller breast size by reducing skin and fat. Another major consideration to make for breast reduction is the position and orientation of the nipples. Many women with overly large breasts experience exaggerated sagging of the nipples, also known as breast ptosis.

Some procedures will only call for fat reduction and liposuction, where others may need incisions around the nipple-areola complex to allow for more natural reshaping. There are multiple technical variations for breast reduction, so it is important to discuss your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Jay Granzow.

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