Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can cause self-image issues as well as physical pain, such as neck, back, and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts and lifts them into a more normal, youthful position and achieves better proportion to your body. Usually, insurance covers this procedure if certain criteria are met and it is approved ahead of time. It is done under a general anesthetic, usually with an overnight stay, with minimal pain and a quick recovery


  • You suffer from pain or discomfort in the neck, back and shoulders due to excessively large breasts.
  • You have skin irritation under the crease of the breasts.
  • You have bra strap indentations in the shoulders.
  • You are unable to wear desired clothing.
  • Your breasts are not only large but droop and sag.
  • You are self-conscious about your excessively large breasts.
  • You are unable to do activities, swimming, running, aerobics and others, because of your large breasts.
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • You don't smoke.


  • The procedure is performed under general anesthesia usually with an overnight stay.
  • Drain tubes are used and usually removed the following morning before discharge.
  • Incisions are made around the nipple areolar complex, vertically down and along the crease of the breasts in the shape of an anchor.
  • Excess skin and breast tissue is removed to reduce the size of the breasts.
  • The breasts are not only reduced in size but lifted.
  • The nipple areolar complex is made smaller in diameter.
  • Rarely the nipples have to be removed and replaced as a skin graft in extremely large or excessively drooping breasts.


  • A surgical bra will be worn for 10-14 days.
  • Pain is usually minimal and easily managed with oral medications.
  • Driving can be resumed in one week as well as light activity.
  • Full recovery usually takes four to six weeks maximum, depending on your activity level and occupation.
  • Showering and bathing usually can be resumed in two to three days.

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