Background to the procedure
Breast reduction involves removing of excess breast tissue alongside a reduction in the excessive amount of breast skin (mastopexy). Because breast tissue is glandular and is not predominantly made up of fat this is why liposuction, in isolation, cannot be used to reduce breast volume.
Your doctor will go through the technical details of this procedure with you during your consultation. There are different methods to perform the mastopexy and your doctor will advise you as to what is best for you.