It is true that the breast augmentation procedure with implants is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world with many women undergoing the procedure each year. However, it is also true that the reverse procedure, breast reduction, is also very popular among women who have naturally large breasts. Some people might wonder what the purpose getting a breast reduction would be when large, beautiful breasts are one of the most important symbols of femininity. Well, the reality is that breasts that are overly developed compared to the rest of the patient’s anatomy can cause pain, especially on the back, neck and shoulders, and a decreased functionality. Restoring functionality for women with overly large breasts is simple nowadays with the breast reduction procedure. It can be performed on women of all ages, as long as they are in good health and emotional condition, don’t have specific contraindications to the procedure, and have completed the development of the mammary gland. Often, women with overly large breasts find it difficult to perform certain tasks that are very simple and casual for other women. For example, running is something very difficult and associated with a considerable amount of discomfort and even pain for women with overly large breasts. At the same time, something as simple as hugging your children should be done with care by women with excessively large breasts. There are numerous discomforts both physical and emotional that are often associated with excessively developed breasts, and it is very common for these women to try to resort to plastic surgery to correct the issue very early in life. The plastic surgery performed for breast reduction doesn’t have just aesthetic reasons, but also aims to increase and restore functionality for women suffering from the overdevelopment of the mammary gland. Breasts that are excessive in volume can cause an abnormal body position that can lead to severe and permanent consequences, and this is the reason why it is recommended to look for help as soon as possible in the patient’s life, especially if the mammary hypertrophy is severe. Breast reduction surgery entails the use of a general anesthetic and several incisions performed on the breasts. The length and number of incisions are directly dependent on the amount of mammary tissue to be excised. The plastic surgeon will perform measurements and recommend a final size of the breasts. In many cases, patients aim to get a full C cup or maximum D cup after the surgery. This means that for some patients, it is necessary to eliminate just a few hundred grams of mammary tissue from each breast, while for others the quantities can be more significant. Make sure to discuss the pros and cons of with the plastic surgeon and ask if you are a suitable candidate.