If you have large breasts, you have most likely experienced at least some of the problems that come with them. These include back pain, discomfort during your favorite activities, and difficulty finding clothes that fit. If your large breasts hold you back or make you uncomfortable, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery and free yourself from this frustrating condition. 

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breasts that have excess volume may contain mostly fat, mostly breast tissue, or any combination of the two. Breast reduction surgery decreases breast volume and gives you the smaller, more shapely breasts you have always wanted. With so many physical, aesthetic, and emotional benefits, breast reduction can improve your life in many ways.

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How Much is Breast Reduction Surgery?

The cost of breast reduction surgery depends on many factors. Each procedure is unique and based on your needs and goals. We offer a number of financing options to make your procedure accessible. Your cost will be based on:

  • Your location
  • Your surgeon’s skill and experience with breast reduction
  • The facility where your surgery takes place
  • The details of your procedure
  • Additional expenses such as anesthesia, medical tests, and medications

The average nationwide cost of breast reduction is $8,200. However, this can vary from $3,000 to $20,000. We recommend a consultation to discuss your concerns and allow us to assess your needs. At that time, we can provide an accurate estimate based on your treatment plan. 

How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Your surgeon may use different techniques to perform your procedure. Your surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery have extensive experience performing breast reduction and use a “short scar” technique for most surgeries to minimize your scars. Your surgeon will remove excess skin and breast tissue, lifting and decreasing the size of your breasts Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes about two hours.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery may be right for you if your breasts cause issues such as:

  • Making you self-conscious
  • Causing shoulder, back, or neck pain
  • Causing discomfort during exercise
  • Making it difficult to find well-fitting clothes
  • Feeling like people are paying attention to your large breasts

Good candidates are 16 or older and in good health with reasonable expectations. Almost anyone with uncomfortably large breasts can benefit, although those with certain medical conditions should not have this procedure. You should also not have breast reduction surgery while pregnant or breastfeeding. 

What is Recovery Like After Breast Reduction Surgery?

You can expect some swelling and discomfort after breast reduction surgery. Most people only need medication for a few days at most. You can return to a low-activity job within one to two weeks, and most people have returned to their usual activities within four to six weeks. Scars will fade over time, especially with good care, and any residual swelling will resolve within a few months.

I was recommended to Dr. Morris through my doctor at BID-Needham. Due to prior surgeries, I had some issues and Dr. Morris is the best. He has done a fantastic job with my abdomen core and I feel and look fantastic.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about breast reduction? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 380-7320. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.