Breast Reduction

Ever heard the saying “Too much of a good thing”?

Overly large breasts and the weight of excess breast tissue can limit physical activity and cause pain, discomfort and self-consciousness. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast gar, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with a woman’s body. It can alleviate pain and discomfort, and enhance her body image and self-confidence.

Breast reduction can be performed unilaterally (on one breast) or bilaterally (on both breasts.) It is generally considered a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by health insurance. Good candidates for this procedure are healthy individuals of relatively stable weight whose breast development is complete.

Sometimes in order to achieve your desired look, surgery is the best option. Our affiliation with the board-certified plastic surgeons at Kevitch, Chung & Jan gives you access to a full range of surgical solutions.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Breast Reduction

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breast and lifts it into a higher position on the chest wall.
During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve the desired breast size and look. This also serves to lift the breast higher on the chest.
Any women with breasts that are too large for their frame. A popular misconception is that only women with very large breasts are good candidates for a breast reduction.
An immediate end to back and neck pain. After the immediate post-op period, women are able to maintain a more active life with more frequent exercise. Women fit into normal-sized blouses and bras.
Very rarely, some loss of breast tissue may occur as a result of inadequate blood flow to the remaining breast tissue. This occurs more frequently in women who smoke. Occasionally, the reduced breasts are slightly uneven in size. Occasionally, surgical scars remain dark and raised after complete healing has occurred.
The recovery period typically ranges from several days to a week or two, depending on the scale of the reduction performed.