Women who undergo a breast reduction are often some of the most satisfied plastic surgery patients. They experience improved self-image, more comfort with exercise and sports and more freedom with clothing styles.
 By reducing and lifting overly large breasts, this surgery improves the symptoms of back, shoulder and neck pain, commonly associated with this condition.
 Women from teenagers to the twilight years can experience an improved quality of life following a breast reduction. However, there are disadvantages to the surgery, including permanent scars on the breast, decreased nipple and skin sensation and the inability to nurse a baby.