A Breast Reduction is a procedure that improves the shape and decreases the size of the breasts.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Reduction?
Patients who have excess skin and breast tissue, especially those whose nipples are low on the breast, may be good candidates for a Breast Reduction. The main thing that distinguishes a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) from a Breast Reduction is that a Breast Reduction improves breast shape and reduces the overall size of the breast, while a Breast Lift is designed to improve breast shape but maintain as much size as possible.
Patients with back/neck pain, rashes under the breasts, difficulty fitting into clothes around their breasts, and significant discomfort with bras/grooving where the bra strap rests are good candidates for a Breast Reduction. Patients often have significant symptom relief with Breast Reduction surgery.
What should a patient expect during and after a Breast Reduction?
Patients can expect mild/moderate soreness in their breasts for the first few days post operatively. There are sometimes mild skin healing issues along the incisions in certain locations and these are easily treated with local wound care as directed by your surgeon.
What results can a patient expect from a Breast Reduction?
In general, breast reduction patients are very happy and have great symptom relief following the procedure.