Breasts that are excessively large in proportion to body size are a frequent cause of back and neck pain as well as grooves or irritation on the shoulders from bra straps. Additionally, sleep and participation in certain activities may be affected, and the likelihood of rashes and infections in the folds underneath the breasts increases. Fortunately, an operation known as reduction mammaplasty or simply, breast reduction, achieves good results in alleviating these problems. This procedure is sometimes considered a necessary reconstructive process and may be covered by health insurance plans when a minimum amount of tissue is removed. A reduction removes extra breast tissue to achieve a healthier, more comfortable size and reshapes the breasts, making them firmer and lifting them to a more youthful position. An additional benefit is that uneven breasts can be made more even.