Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Experts in Plastic Surgery

At Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, our mission is to help our patients feel comfortable in their bodies and take on the world with confidence. For some people, the size of their breasts may cause them physical or emotional discomfort. If this is the case for you, read more to learn about reduction mammaplasty.

What Is Reduction Mammaplasty?

Reduction mammaplasty, otherwise known as breast reduction, is a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts. For many patients, large breast size can cause physical discomfort, including significant back pain, trouble shopping for and wearing certain clothing, and difficulty exercising. Large breasts can also cause other issues, including trouble breathing easily. For others, large breasts can be a point of self-consciousness, decreasing overall quality of life. A reduction mammaplasty offers patients a solution. During this procedure, skin and tissue is removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped. We work closely with patients to discuss their aesthetic goals. In collaboration with you, we can make a plan to help you become the most confident version of yourself.

Who Is a Candidate for Reduction Mammaplasty?

Candidates for this procedure are people who are experiencing discomfort or decreased well-being due to breast size. Those who experience neck or back pain due to the size of their breasts may benefit from this procedure, as well as people who have a hard time with exercise or physical activity. Ideal candidates are relatively healthy and do not have unmanaged medical conditions that could cause surgery complications. Candidates should also not be smokers prior to the procedure. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and medical history with you to make sure that a reduction mammaplasty is the right decision for your unique needs.

What to Expect During a Reduction Mammaplasty Procedure

You might be asked to stop taking certain medications temporarily before the procedure, including anti-inflammatory drugs. This can help reduce bleeding. Someone should drive you to and from the procedure and stay with you for the first night after you get home.

Certain techniques used during a reduction mammaplasty will vary depending on your anatomy and preference. In some cases, we’ll recommend liposuction to remove fat. Anesthesia will be given, either local or general, so you won’t feel discomfort while the procedure is happening. Either a lollipop or a keyhole incision will be made, and the nipple will be positioned. Depending on personal preference, skin of the areola can be removed to reduce its size. Breast tissue will be removed and the remaining tissue will be reshaped. Sutures will be given in the underlying tissue and the skin to close incisions and provide support, giving a more lifted appearance. The procedure is usually completed within 3 to 4 hours. 


After the procedure, you’ll be monitored for a couple of hours before you can return home. You’ll need to wear gauze and a compression garment. This provides support and aids in the healing process. Tubes might be inserted under the skin to drain fluid and blood, making sure you heal as smoothly as possible. Normal levels of activity can usually be resumed after about four weeks. Pain and swelling are common in the first couple of weeks, and you might be given pain medication and antibiotics. Our team will talk to you about how to take care of the healing incisions and make sure you’re on your way to a smooth recovery.

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Our team is passionate about getting to know our patients and hearing your unique story. We understand that everyone has different reasons for wanting to get a procedure done. At our practice, you’ll be collaborating with a caring team to make sure you get superior results. To learn more about reduction mammaplasty, schedule a consultation today.

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