Breast Reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and reshapes the contour of the breasts by removing excess breast skin and underlying tissue. For some women who suffer from disproportionately large breasts, the procedure may be a viable means of relief. During the procedure, your surgeon makes incisions horizontally and vertically following the natural contour of the breast. Excess tissue and skin are then removed from the sides of the breast and around the nipple with the nipple and remaining underlying tissue moved to a higher location. When the nipple is repositioned, skin on both sides of the breast is moved down and around the nipple and brought together to reform the breast. The incision is then closed with stitches that dissolve under the breast and around the nipple. Breast reduction does leave scars under the breasts and leading up to the nipple; however, they lighten significantly with time. The recovery time period is typically 3 to 4 weeks, rand relieves physical discomfort and makes them smaller and more attractive.