Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of the breasts. This life-changing procedure offers instant relief to women who experience neck, back, and shoulder pain or other symptoms due to breast size.
Is Breast Reduction
right for you ?
During the initial consultation, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure suits your needs.
Relieve pain and discomfort associated with breast size
Create breasts proportionate to the rest of your body profile
Minimize nipples and areolas to have a natural size and location
Create symmetry between breasts
A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.
Barrett Plastic Surgery practices a lollipop incision technique to create less scarring and a more comfortable recovery process. An incision is made around your areolas and vertically beneath the bottom of the breast, then tissue and excess skin are removed from the breasts and bra line area to create the desired size and shape. To close the incisions, your surgeon will use a unique layered suturing technique that minimizes tension to minimize scarring.
After surgery, patients typically experience relief instantly, with symptoms continuing to improve throughout the healing process. Swelling and soreness are expected for the first few days following the procedure. Most patients return to work within a week, and more strenuous activity should be restricted for six weeks.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery & Insurance Coverage
Breast reductions are one of the few cosmetic procedures that may be covered by health insurance. Obtaining coverage typically requires detailed documentation of symptoms to deem the reduction medically necessary. To fully understand their guidelines for coverage before their initial consultation, we encourage all potential breast reduction patients to contact their health insurance companies.