When a woman’s breasts are disproportionately large for her frame, it can potentially cause a variety of health concerns, ranging from back problems and neck pain, to improper posture, inconvenience while exercising, and irritation rashes under the breast area. A breast reduction procedure, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, is designed to remove the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to make them smaller and lighter. In addition to the potential health benefits of breast reduction, women also often report that they feel less self-conscious and can more easily find clothing that fits properly. During the procedure, the size of the areola (dark area around the nipple) can also be reduced if the patient so chooses, giving the entire breast a more youthful appearance.

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