If you experience chronic neck and shoulder pain or skin irritation because you have large, heavy breasts, breast reduction surgery can help and may be covered by your insurance company.
The typical anchor-shaped incision in breast reduction surgery allows the surgeon to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin and raise the nipple and areola, as shown in the "before" photo. After the excess tissue is removed, the surgeon brings the skin underneath the breast together with stitches.
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