Face Description: Large breasts can cause discomfort in your back, neck and shoulders, and prevent you from participating in sports and exercise. Breast reduction may significantly, if not completely, eliminate these problems.

How it's done: During surgery, incisions are made in the breast. Excess tissue is removed, and the breast is lifted. Usually your surgeon will place the nipple higher to make it sit more naturally on the breast. Often, the nipple can be repositioned with minimal damage to the underlying milk ducts, leaving women with the possibility of being able to breastfeed.

Complications: Complications are rare, but include infection, scarring, decreased breast sensation and decreased potential for breastfeeding.

Recovery: Seven to 10 days; no exercise for four to six weeks.

Cost: Covered by provincial health plans if there are medical indications for the surgery; otherwise, costs range from $4,500 to $6,500.

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