Breast reduction surgery is popular for those individuals who have breasts too large or out of proportion to their bodies. These individuals often complain of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and shoulder grooving from the bra straps, inability to exercise well due to the excess weight of the breasts, rashes under the breasts, and generalized breast pain. Your insurance company may cover this procedure. Additional requirements of documented treatments for pain and estimated amount of tissues to be removed may be required prior to authorization of this procedure by your insurance company. This procedure is done under general anesthesia and drains are left in place under each reduced breast for 2-4 days. An overnight or extended recovery in the hospital or surgery center is the usual plan, with follow up in the office 2-4 days after discharge.