How is the experience with breast reduction? Do people end up with numbness and weird sensations?

Some. There can be changes in sensation of the nipples after breast reduction. Most of the time this is not an issue, but it can happen. Most patients notice significant improvement in back, neck and shoulder pain when compared to what they had experienced before surgery.
Varies. Generally, breast reduction patients are some of the most happy patients we have. Relief from chronic neck, back, shoulder discomfort is almost instantaneous for some patients. Some patients will experience a loss or change of sensation after the procedure. “weird sensations” are rarely reported.