Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. In fact, disproportional large breasts can place a lot of pressure on the joints and muscles of the body which can lead to chronic pain and soreness. Many women with breasts that are too large for their natural frame often experience shoulder, neck, chest, and back pain. Large breasts can also make it difficult to do normal daily tasks, like exercising, jogging, running, and even simple things like bending over.

Many women with large breasts often have difficulty with finding clothing that fits properly or that doesn’t bring too much attention to their breasts. This limits their clothing options and prevents them from feeling comfortable wearing more form fitting items or swimwear. It is also difficult for them to find a bra that is comfortable.

The Benefits

  • Offers a way to address the issue while ensuring a natural appearance
  • Enhances the overall appearance of the breasts


Key Facts

  • Type of anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Procedure duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Length of stay: Up to one-night stay
  • Discomfort level: Moderate controlled by pain medications
  • What to expect: Swelling up to 6 weeks and bruising up to 2 weeks
  • Duration time till the final result: About 6 months where scars heal from 12 to 18 months
  • Sustainability of results: Variable (there may be further sagging with age)

Frequently Asked Questions

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
How Do I Prepare for Surgery?
What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Does a Breast Reduction Automatically Lift the Breast?
Will My Nipples Be Removed for a Breast Reduction?
Will Breast Reduction Surgery Leave Post-Surgical Marks?
Does a Breast Reduction Produce Permanent Results?
Is Breast-feeding Affected by Breast Reduction?
How Is a Breast Reduction Different from a Breast Lift?