Breast Reduction

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery for Women?


A breast reduction can significantly reduce the size and weight of the breast while preserving and restoring an attractive shape and contour. For many women, large breast cause significant pain in the neck and upper back and interfere with daily activities. Many patients report breast reduction as a life-changing surgery as it allows for increased physical activity and improved self-image.

Patients do remain overnight after surgery and most patients resume normal daily activities within two to four weeks.

Breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure for women living with overly large breasts. Women tend to experience an increase in self-esteem, improved self-image, more confidence, and a higher quality of life after breast reduction surgery. Increased physical activity is another benefit of getting breast reduction surgery. Even basic tasks like bending down to pick something up, exercising or shopping for a new dress can become far less challenging.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery for Men?

Gynecomastia, breast enlargement, is common in men and can result from weight gain, hormonal changes, health conditions, genetics or certain medications. Many men feel an emotional and physical discomfort and may avoid activities where they have to remove their shirt.

Breast reduction surgery can help address those concerns and will remove breast tissue to improve self-image and help patients become more comfortable. Often, breast reduction surgery is done with liposuction to offer the best body contouring results. Most patients return to normal daily activities two to four weeks after surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

The most successful candidates for female and male breast reduction are generally healthy, non-smokers, with realistic expectations of what breast reduction surgery can do.

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