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Breast Reduction

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or are having back, shoulders, and neck problems as a result of your breast size, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. At The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Brenman specializes in breast reduction surgeries with one goal in mind: to help restore a patient’s confidence while improving their comfort and mobility.

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*Individual results may vary

What is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces the size of your breast and makes your breast more proportional to your body. Many patients experience pain caused by breasts that are too large for their body. Breast reduction may be considered a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure, which means it can sometimes be covered by your insurance company. Overly large breasts can cause back pain, bad posture, and breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery can often provide you with relief from these symptoms and also improve the overall shape and size of your breasts.

Candidates for a Breast Reduction

You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if you feel that your breasts are too large and you’d like to reduce their size. Many candidates have back, neck, and shoulder problems as a result of the weight of their breasts. Some candidates may even report breathing problems, especially when laying on their backs.

All breast reduction candidates should be healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their procedure.

How Does It Work?

A  breast reduction is performed by removing excessive glandular breast and fatty tissue and reshaping the resulting breasts so that they look natural in their new size. Most breast reduction procedures may involve repositioning the nipples to complement the new breasts. Excess skin tissue is removed and shaping the breast is the final step of the breast reduction procedure.

Results*

Results are visible right away; in fact, many patients report feeling an immediate improvement in their back, neck, and shoulder problems. Results generally are long-lasting, depending on the patient’s rate of aging and weight fluctuation.

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*Individual results may vary

Recovery*

A breast reduction is generally performed as an outpatient procedure so it is necessary to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you, at least the first night following the procedure. You’ll need to wear a special surgical bra for the first few weeks after the surgery, which will help reduce swelling and bruising. You should be able to return to work after one week, and your normal fitness routine after four to six weeks. Patients should refrain from sex for at least 10 days after surgery.

Take the First Step

Interested in learning more? Schedule your consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Call (267) 687-2180 or fill out the form on this page to request a consultation.

*Individual results may vary

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