Breast reduction is a procedure usually performed for medical reasons rather than cosmetic purpose. It is typically recommended for women who have significant physical ailments, such as back or neck pain, skin irritation, poor posture, numbness, rashes, indentations in the skin from over-taxed bras excessive sweating or breathing problem due to unnaturally large mammary glands. Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin. Since the surgery removes many of the milk ducts, leading to the nipples, this surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breast feed. Young women are also advised to postpone surgery until the breast have stopped growing, usually around age 20.