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Breast Reduction

Eliminate the challenges associated with large breasts.

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A surgical procedure designed to remove skin, breast tissue, and fat from the breasts, making them lighter, firmer, and more perky.

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to decrease the size and weight of the breasts. This can often reduce neck or back pain, and bra strap grooving of the shoulders. A breast reduction can also restore better body proportions, make it easier to exercise, and eliminate persistent rashes beneath the breasts.

A breast reduction also involves lifting the breasts, and usually decreases the size of the areolas to a more pleasing diameter.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for breast reduction are:

  • Women who have neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Women who have shoulder notching / furrowing from the bra strap
  • Women with heavy, sagging breasts
  • Women who have irritation or rashes beneath the breasts
  • Women who have difficulty with exercise and physical activities due to large heavy breasts
  • Women who have one breast that is larger than the other, creating a significant asymmetry


Less back and neck pain

Large breasts can cause women to feel off-balance, which can weigh heavily on her back. The additional weight can cause chronic back issues and soreness.

Improved self-esteem

Patients feel better about their bodies, leading to a better quality of life with less depression and anxiety.

Easier breathing

Less weight on the chest makes it easier to breathe – thus making sleep, exercise, and other physical activities easier.

Fewer chronic headaches

A recent study showed that nearly 75% of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery experienced a reduction in headache frequency and severity.

Better sex

A higher self-esteem can lead to a more active sex life.

Clothes fit better

Worry less about finding clothing that will fit your shape.

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Patient Reviews


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Additional Information


$5,500 – $9,000

We accept payments by all major Credit Cards, Cash or Cashier’s Check or financing through CareCredit®


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Military Discounts Available

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Coverage is typically based on a combination of documented symptoms related to large breasts and removal of enough breast tissue weight to qualify this as a medically necessary procedure.

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General Anesthesia

General anesthesia makes you unable to feel pain during medical procedures. All surgeries are performed in outpatient surgery centers accredited at the highest levels. All anesthesia is provided by board-certified anesthesiologists.

Recovery Time

Patients can usually resume most light activities within 4-7 days, and full activities within 2-3 weeks. Large reductions may require insertion of drains for a few days. Pain level is generally very tolerable.

5-10 Days

Off Work

2-3 Days

Bandage Removal

2-3 Days

Follow-Up Visit

2-3 Wks

Stitches Removed

2-3 Wks

Resume Exercise

3-4 Mo

Best Results