Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery must be wholly personalized to your breast size, shape, body proportion, and unique desires. During each breast reduction in Miami, our doctors takes every aspect of your anatomy, body proportion, and your unique goals into consideration when recommending the best breast reduction techniques to achieve the ideal results. Just as every physical presentation and anticipated endpoint is different, there is no single breast reduction method that can be applied to everyone.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Overly large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self-image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts can be as important an issue as the physical discomfort and pain.

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You don’t smoke
  • You are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • You have breasts that limit your physical activity
  • You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • You have shoulder indentations from bra straps
  • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease

What to Expect from Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia. The surgeon may begin with an anchor-shaped incision that extends from the nipple and areola to the crease beneath the breast. After removing any excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, the remaining skin is tightened and the breast, areola, and nipple are repositioned. In some cases, liposuction can be used to reduce the volume of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis and can take between two to four hours to complete.

Timeline for recovery

You will wake up following surgery with dressings on your incisions and a light support bra on your breasts. You will be excited to notice that your chest looks smaller and feels lighter!

After being carefully monitored, you will be allowed to go home the same day. You must have someone to escort you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

The doctor will also give you a prescription for pain management, as well instructions about how to take care of your incisions. Stitches will be removed within two weeks. Swelling may persist for up to three weeks following your reduction. It is imperative that you follow your post-surgical instructions.