Breast reduction aims to remodel breasts and reduce their size. It brings relief from the pain caused to the back and shoulders by excessive weight.
Breast reduction consists of removing excess mammary tissue. Usually, there is excision of some skin and a portion of the breast, which results in a reduction and a lifting.
Although in use for several years, this procedure has undergone improvements with enhanced results. Sometimes, when a patient’s breasts have elasticity and minimum sagging, it is preferable to resort to liposuction, thereby minimizing scarring.
The Régie de l’Assurance Maladie of Quebec covers some reductions that cause functional disorders and that go beyond minimal weight. These procedures are performed by a surgeon in a hospital environment.