Each breast reduction procedure differs based on individual factors that include your figure, frame, and breast density. All breast reduction surgeries share some basic elements. A breast reduction is similar to a breast lift in that it elevates the areolas and nipples and raises the profile of the breasts.
One key difference is that breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and stretched skin, and often includes precision liposuction to remove excess fat that often weighs down the breasts. The nipple structure may need to be repositioned to be in the ideal spot at the center of the resculpted breast mound.
The remaining breast tissue is then tightened and contoured for a symmetrical, natural-looking appearance. Breast reduction is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and the results are immediately noticeable and last indefinitely, though the breast tissue is not exempt from the effects of natural aging.