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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction reduces the size and weight of large, heavy breasts, helping to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast contour that is better proportioned to the body. By removing excess breast tissue, fat and sagging skin, your breasts will be smaller, lighter, and firmer.

Many women choose breast reduction to alleviate back, neck, or shoulder pain and shoulder grooves, but there are other benefits to breast reduction: Your breasts will be lifted and firmer, bras will fit more comfortably, and with proportioned breasts, your overall silhouette will be more balanced and attractive.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

Performed under general anesthesia, the two-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in better proportion to the rest of the body.

Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed, since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed.

Recovery 

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia or IV with local anesthesia, and you can go home the same day.  For a few days after surgery, women wear a surgical bra. The sutures used are all dissolvable.

Results

Because this procedure alleviates both physical and emotional discomfort and enhances appearance, breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures.

Risks

As with most surgery, complications are uncommon. Your doctor will explain them to you during your consultation.

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