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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can result in better-shaped proportional breasts, a reduction of physical symptoms and an improved quality of life.Many women with large and heavy breasts are often limited in their scope of daily activities and clothing choices. Heavy breasts can lead to physical discomfort, neck and back pain, headaches and extreme self-consciousness.

Breast reduction is a procedure that removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

Our goal is to give women smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body, and to relieve physical symptoms. Patients report an improved quality of life after their reductions and patient satisfaction is high.

Breast reduction surgery can be done as both an inpatient and outpatient procedure and will require approximately two weeks of recovery time at home, and continued activity restrictions for about one month.

Available at these clinics

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic