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Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any plastic surgery procedure. Women young and old alike seek out breast-reduction surgery for both the physical as well as emotional pain large breasts may cause.

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Ideal candidates for breast reduction are in good health and have realistic expectations. Candidates for this surgery can have any combination of following symptoms:

– Large breast size
– Breast asymmetry
– Upper back and neck pain
– Difficulty finding comfortable bras
– Rashes beneath breasts
– Emotional distress or embarrassment

Every woman is different and may present with varying symptoms and reasons for desiring a reduction. Our surgeons understand that many women have to deal with the frustration and physical pain associated with breasts that are just too large for their body. We are here to be supportive and provide a surgical option that will allow us to reduce the breast volume and elevate the position of the breast on the chest wall in order to help reduce or alleviate symptoms while providing an aesthetic result.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

The procedure can:

  • Reduce Larger Breast Size
  • Improve Breast Symmetry
  • Enhance Cleavage
  • Provide Breast Lift

Before & After


Breast reduction, otherwise known as a reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure in which our surgeons remove excess fat, tissue and skin from breasts. A breast reduction is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Our surgeons then make an incision in order to remove tissue and fat. Sometimes we will use liposuction to additionally remove excess fat.

There are three types of incisions commonly used during this procedure. The first option is for us to use a circular pattern around the areola. Our surgeons then reduce the size of the areola and reposition it higher on the breast. Incision lines with this type of reduction are permanent, but can be easily concealed with a swimsuit or bra.

Conversely, our surgeons may recommend a keyhole incision–meaning the incision circles the areola and runs vertically down the breast. Other times we may recommend an inverted T or an anchor-shaped incision.

Once the incision is made, the nipple (which we kept intact with its original blood and nerve supply) is repositioned higher on the breast. If needed, our surgeons will excise the skin at the perimeter of the areola. Then, they will reduce the underlying breast tissue, lifting and shaping it to an aesthetically pleasing result. The incisions are then closed, using layered sutures deep within the tissue to support the new breasts. Incision lines are permanent but will fade over time.

Recovery & Results

Results from the surgery are immediately apparent. Swelling and incision lines will reduce over time. Most patients experience continued satisfaction with their surgery over time. Recovery involves dressings and bandages applied to the incision sites. Your surgeon will recommend a specific recovery plan for you.

Quality Patient Care

Our surgeons along with the supporting staff at the practice provides full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery. 

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