Breast Reduction Procedure
Scottsdale AZ & Gilbert AZ

Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates for cosmetic surgery.

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery has surged in popularity and it’s no wonder: it literally reduces the weight a woman carries, improves function, and in many cases eases psychological stress.

Breast reduction is considered major surgery for women who have disproportionately large breasts and suffer from neck and back pain. Most surgeries are inpatient, done under general anesthesia, and take up to five hours. They require at least one overnight stay in the hospital.

The nipple is removed so the surgeon can remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. After this is complete, the nipple is reattached. Breasts are wrapped in gauze, sometimes with drainage tubes.

How to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Your surgeon will instruct you to avoid certain medications, vitamins, and supplements for two weeks before the surgery. Make sure there is plenty of ice, loose button-down shirts to wear over a surgical bra, and a supply of gauze and clean towels at home. Have someone stay overnight with you when you are released from the hospital.

What to Expect From a Breast Reduction Procedure?

Expect one to two weeks of breast reduction recovery time at home. You’ll be given a prescription for pain, and you will be pretty fatigued for a few days. You’ll be sore: don’t lift anything heavy for about six weeks. Your surgeon will remove stitches about two weeks after surgery.

Breast Reduction Surgery FAQs

Yes. Scars are hidden under the bra and run from the nipple to the underside of the breast. As the scar heals, it turns from red to pink and flattens. There are gels and lotions to speed healing.
Male breast reduction is often recommended to treat gynecomastia, or enlargement of male breasts, most often caused by hormonal imbalances and steroid use.
Surgery costs around $10,000 plus fees for the hospital stay, anesthesia, and other services. Insurance might cover some of the costs for breast reduction surgery, particularly if the procedure relieves pain and under breast skin rashes.
Drink lots of water, eat high-protein food, and don’t smoke. Be sure you take enough time off work: lifting and exertion can deepen the scars. Wear loose clothing for several weeks as you heal.
The most common result is relief from back and neck pain. Next up is no more shoulder grooves from bras. Exercise becomes easier and clothes fit better.

Contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation that includes a breast reduction size chart.