Breast reduction surgery is preformed for the correction of breast hyperplasia (enlarged breasts). Women with enlarged breasts suffer from a variety of symptoms: chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, postural problems, chronic skin irritation and rashes, restrictions in movement, and breast pain. While breast reduction surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure, it has an important aesthetic component in improving the contour and shape of the breast, and enhancing a women's appearance by making the breasts more proportional to the rest of the body. The best surgical technique used to perform the reduction depends upon breast size, shape and degree of ptosis (sagging). Newer techniques, such as the vertical short scar breast reduction, provide a more naturally shaped breast with less scarring. Once Dr. Smith has seen you for a consult, performed a thorough examination, and reviewed your medical records and medical history, he will be able to recommend which options are best indicated for you.