There are a lot of secondary health problems associated with overly large breasts. The condition characterized by large breasts is called macromastia, and in the extreme cases, it is called gigantomastia. Women with either condition can benefit greatly from breast reduction surgery.

Women with breasts larger than 500 grams each fall into the category of having macromastia, where women with breasts larger than 1,000 grams each have gigantomastia. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ryan Hoffman to confirm whether you fall into these categories. Breast reduction surgically removes tissue from the breast and reshapes it to a natural contour. Excessive sagging of the breast, ptosis, may also be corrected with breast reduction.

Contact us at our office in Philadelphia if you have further questions about breast reduction surgery.