Large, heavy breasts can be painful and the source of neck and shoulder strain, backaches, and headaches. Breast reduction surgery is performed to remove excess breast tissue while reshaping and lifting the breast. For many years, Dr. Keusch has used a short scar technique, thus avoiding the long horizontal scar commonly used for breast surgery. An improved breast shape and uplifted appearance is obtained along with more optimal breast size. Many of the symptoms related to excessive breast weight are alleviated by this procedure.