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Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction surgery?

What is Breast Reduction surgery?

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.



Am I a candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?

Am I a candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?

Breast reduction is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You don't smoke
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
  • Your breasts limit your physical activity
  • You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • You have indentations from bra straps that support heavy, pendulous breasts
  • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
  • Your breasts hang low and have stretched skin
  • Your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported
  • You have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin



How is Breast Reduction surgery done?

How is Breast Reduction surgery done?

Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin.

In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction.


The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon's advice.

Step 1 - Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during breast reduction surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 - The incision

Incision options include:

  • A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
  • An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern

Step 3 - Removing tissue and repositioning

Following excision of some skin and breast tissue, the nipple is repositioned with its original blood and nerve supply.


Underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped. Occasionally, for extremely large pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast (free nipple graft).

Step 4 - Closing the incisions

The incisions are brought together to reshape the now smaller breast. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts; sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.

Step 5 - See the results

The results of your breast reduction surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover.





Before and After - Actual Patient Results


Breast Reduction Before and After Photos



Breast Reduction Before and After Photos



Breast Reduction Before and After Photos




Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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Everything was great!!


01/23/17

Great experience.


01/12/17

Very satisfied...excellent team!


03/08/17

Great Job For all The Staff!


09/12/16

Very pleased with every staff member & every step of the surgery process.


02/02/17

A great experience by a fantastic group.


12/30/16

Overall, I'm very pleased with my 'new look'.


01/23/17

I have great gratitude to all staff and Dr. Strinden.


11/16/16

Great experience!


03/08/17

Everything was explained clearly.


09/14/16

The entire staff has been nothing but extremely helpful.


01/23/17

I was satisfied with every aspect of my care.


01/23/17





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