Reducing the Size of Your Breasts Can Improve Your Overall Quality of Life

Relief from Physical Discomfort

Excessively large breasts can cause a range of health issues, including chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Many women also struggle to exercise and participate in other active endeavors due to discomfort.

Easier Shopping and Better-Fitting Clothes

Finding clothes which fit properly can be a struggle for women with large breasts. Often, these women face limited availability and high prices. A breast reduction can make shopping easier and more fun.

Improved Self-Esteem

A breast reduction can provide a more balanced and attractive figure. Many women find that reducing their breasts makes them feel better both physically and emotionally, improving their self-confidence and overall well-being.

Let’s break the procedure down a bit… 

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Breast Reduction Surgery Has an Overwhelmingly Positive Result

*According to the Annals of Plastic Surgery

So what can a breast reduction really do?

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For Most Women, Breast Reductions Are Worth the Cost

The average surgeon's fee for breast reduction is $5,482. However, the cost can range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on a range of factors, including your surgeon’s experience level and the type of anesthesia used. Despite the high costs, breasts reductions still have a 95 percent satisfaction rate

Some insurance plans will cover a portion of the price if the size of your breasts is causing medical issues. However, since a breast reduction is technically a cosmetic procedure, you will need proof from your physician that your breast size is impacting your health and that you attempted other methods of dealing with your symptoms.

So what is involved in a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction Surgery Has Almost Immediate Results

Most breast reductions use a combination of liposuction and surgical removal of excess skin. The procedure generally consists of several steps:

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Anesthesia

This procedure is typically performed under intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia.

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Incisions

There are a few types of incisions your surgeon may use for this procedure, depending on the size of your breasts and your desired result. Your surgeon will work skillfully to hide the incisions in inconspicuous areas and minimize visible scarring.

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Nipple Repositioning

After making the incision, your surgeon may reposition the nipple to a more natural-looking location.

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Tissue Removal

Your breasts and areola are then reduced, lifted, and shaped.

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Closing the Incisions

The final step is closing the incisions with sutures.

You will see the results of your breast reduction right away. However, it can take time for swelling and incision lines to fade, so be aware that it could be weeks or months before you see your final results.

Is this the right type of breast surgery for me?

Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Sagging breasts are made firmer, perkier, and shapelier through the removal reshaping of skin and fat tissue. A breast lift can be combined with implants for more dramatic results.

Breast Reduction

The breasts are reduced in size for the purpose of creating improved proportions and reducing physical strain. Breast reduction can be combined with lift surgery. In some cases, breast reduction is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate back and neck pain.

How do the costs compare?

Average Surgeon's Fees*

*These averages do not include anesthesia, aftercare expenses, facility fees, and other expenses.

**Insurance may contribute if the procedure is considered medically necessary.

How much downtime does each procedure require?

Necessary Time away from Work and Strain

Breast Lift

Patients should take about a week before resuming non-strenuous work. This is true with or without implants. Heavy lifting and other strain should be avoided for about a month.

Breast Reduction

Non-strenuous work can be resumed after about 10 to 14 days. Any contact with the breasts for the first four to six weeks must be gentle.

What is the best way to achieve the bustline I want?

Discuss Your Options with Your Doctor

A breast reduction is a low-risk procedure which can have life-changing outcomes. The best way to find out if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. 

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I've always felt self-conscious about my body, but after coming to Enhance Your Look, I feel like a whole new me! Everyone at the practice was so kind and helpful. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. Lisa S.