Breast reduction surgery can open up new worlds to women and exciting opportunities they were unable to previously embrace. Large breasts can make women feel extremely self-conscious and restrict their activities, particularly in relation to sport. Women with very large, pendulous breasts can also experience a variety of medical problems caused by their excessive weight. The most common of these include back and neck pain, posture problems, skin irritation and rashes under the breasts and bra straps leaving indentations in their shoulders. Occasionally, overly large breasts can lead to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.
Breast reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making smaller, lighter, and better-shaped breasts which are in proportion with the rest of the body. It is usually performed after the breasts are fully developed, although Dr Cope will occasionally operate on younger patients if it is necessary.