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Breast Reduction



Breast Reduction Surgery offers relief for many women. For every three women interested in breast enhancement, there is one woman that is interested in breast reduction, also known as. Mammoplasty. If you are one of those women, you may be concerned about medical conditions associated with over sized breasts. You may feel uncomfortable and embarrassed by your breasts. You may be bothered by the consistency of your breast tissue and glandular fat.  Now, you can have comfort in knowing that breast reduction offers relief in several ways. A plastic surgeon can be there to help you every step of the way to redefine your breasts, including:

  • Diminish your breast size.
  • Reshape your breast contours and form.
  • Refine your areolar shape and size.
  • Liberate you from back and neck pain, shoulder strain, skin rashes under your breasts, skeletal deformities, breathing difficulty and other medical conditions associated with over-sized breasts.
  • Alleviate your bra strap grooving.
  • Enhance your self image and interpersonal relations.

Breast reduction surgery offers many benefits. There is also an added benefit for many women interested in breast reduction surgery. Insurance companies today are likely to pay for all or a portion of the breast reduction procedure when your plastic surgeon deems the procedure necessary. With refined techniques and delicate aftercare, you can be ready to go soon after the procedure. So, check out the items that you should be prepared for.

Breast Reduction Surgery

During breast reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will may make incisions that relate to the appropriate technique to use in your surgery, as follows:

  • Inverted T anchor breast reduction involves an incision that circles the areola, follows down the center of the breast and across the breast crease.
  • Vertical mammoplasty omits the incision along the breast crease to provide better shape and longer term results for those who qualify. The remaining scar looks like a lollipop.
  • Liposuction involves very tiny incisions in discreet locations, as possible to remove unwanted fat.

There are also times that a shorter incision may be used for the inverted T anchor technique or the vertical mammoplasty.

Next, your plastic surgeon will remove glandular fat, breast tissue, skin, and raise the nipple-areolar complex. In most breast reduction cases, the nipples remain attached to the blood vessels and nerves in order to preserve sensation. Liposuction is used to remove glandular breast fat. In some cases, liposuction alone may be used to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape them. During liposuction, a cannula is placed below the skin through a small incision. Then, the cannula is used to break up and suction fat cells. Within four hour’s time, the procedure is complete. Soon, you will be comfortably relaxing at home.


Following breast reduction surgery, you will receive a list of guidelines to help ensure that you have a smooth recovery and can enjoy pleasing results quickly. Your breasts may be wrapped in a surgical bra and gauze dressing or a breathable elastic bandage for a few days.  In the two days that follow the procedure, you may have a tiny drain placed in each breast to relieve fluid collection under the breasts. Yet, drains are not necessary to use as often today. Your skin may feel dry. So, you can apply moisturizer on your breasts around the incisions. You may experience breast swelling which may feel discomforting, but this resolves within a few days to weeks after surgery. If you experience sensation loss, it is usually because of the swelling you experience following surgery.  Your stitches will dissolve in a week. The breasts are not typically too tender. You will likely be able to return to work within 10 days. You will wear a bra around the clock for at least one month. Your breasts will settle into their new shape over the next six months. Scars will fade over the first year and will not be noticeable in clothing. Regardless of the extent of scarring, most all women that have undergone breast reduction determine that the benefits outweigh any downside associated with the procedure.

In the end, your breast reduction surgery can create enrichment in life. You’ll experience relief from the size and weight of your breasts. You’ll enjoy a more trim physique. You’ll welcome the enhancement of your breasts both clothed and unclothed. You’ll feel renewed with beautifully contoured breasts that are in proportion with your body.

FAQ’s With Your Breast Surgeon

If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, you’ll want to be equipped with questions to ask your breast surgeon. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions.

1.     Inquire about the extent of the incision that you will need. The extent of your incision will depend on the severity of treatment that you require.

2.     Understand your surgeon’s background training and ability to perform all three techniques.

3.     Request your procedure to be deemed a medical necessity so that you can submit your breast reduction surgery to your insurance company for reimbursement.

4.     Ask your plastic surgeon submit a pre-approval request to your insurance company so that your breast surgery fees can be covered by insurance.

5.     Inquire about recovery aids that you will need and purchase them before the procedure.



It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.