Aside from achieving a more proportionate figure, breast reduction can ease the burden that heavy breasts place on the back and shoulders. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift to give the breasts a firmer, higher result.

Quick Facts

  • IV sedation/general anesthesia
  • Permanent, immediate results

Is It Right For You?

A breast reduction may be right for you if:

  • Heavy, hanging breasts are causing you back pain or neck issues
  • Your breast size prevents you from enjoying sports, buying clothes, or feeling comfortable with yourself
  • You want to achieve better breast proportion and comfort

The Procedure

  • An anchor-shaped incision circles the areola (darker skin surrounding the nipple), extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast
  • Excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin is removed
  • The nipple and areola are moved into their new position
  • The skin is then closed from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast
  • In most cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves

Recovery and Healing

  • Self-absorbing sutures will dissolve in three to five days
  • Most activity can be resumed as you as you feel able
  • Strenuous activity and any lifting should be avoided until you are cleared by Dr. Lorenc
  • Sleep on your back in a reclining position for the first week