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Excessively large, heavy breasts can have associated complications such as neck, back, and shoulder pain. Deep indentations from bra straps can develop in the shoulders and posture can be affected. Skin rashes may develop beneath the breasts, and the ability to exercise and lead an active life may be adversely affected. Extremely large breasts may also have emotional consequences making women feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Additionally, overly large breasts may limit clothing options. Located in Orlando, the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, offers breast reduction for men and women who live in Orange County and Central Florida.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with large, heavy breasts. This procedure removes excess breast skin, glandular tissue, and fat to achieve a more proportionate breast size and results in smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. Breast reduction also reduces the size of the areola - the darker skin surrounding the nipple. This can improve a woman’s confidence in her appearance and help her feel more attractive. Many women report that they are able to lead more active lifestyles and are more comfortable exercising after breast reduction. The physical and emotional benefits of this life changing procedure are extremely rewarding. Some insurance companies may cover breast reductions if appropriate criteria are met.

Breast Reduction Before and After Gallery >>

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Women who have large breasts may enjoy the following benefits through breast reduction:

  • Relief from the neck and back pain that often accompanies a larger bust
  • A surge in confidence and self-esteem
  • The ability to participate in activities that are often prevented by larger breasts

The Breast Reduction Procedure

The breast reduction will be performed under general anesthesia. The surgery usually ranges from three to four hours. Incisions will be placed around the areola, as a vertical line down the lower pole of the breast, and in the natural crease below the breast.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Most patients can resume normal activities within two weeks; however, strenuous activities may be limited for up to four weeks. Postoperatively, you will be fitted with a surgical bra to maximize support and comfort. Pain medication will be prescribed for the first one to two weeks after surgery. Restrictions and physical limitations will be described in full detail at your evaluation. Breast reduction patients are able to go home the same day as surgery.

Reasons for Having Breast Reduction Surgery

Statistically, patients show the highest satisfaction rate with breast reduction surgery over any other cosmetic procedure, and there are several good reasons for choosing to have the procedure, including:

  • Physical relief from pain in the shoulders, back, and neck, as well as relief from skin issues and the bad posture that are often the result of larger breasts.
  • Reduction of the red, indented marks found on shoulders due to the weight of large breasts pulling down on the straps of the bra.
  • The ability to be active in sports and other physical activities without the worry of pain or awkwardness associated with exercising when you have large breasts.
  • Finding outfits that fit properly, rather than having to deal with disproportioned clothes.

Are Breast Reduction Results Permanent?

Typically, the results of a breast reduction are permanent. If you lose or gain weight, go through a pregnancy or experience hormonal changes, the size and shape of your breasts can change over the course of a lifetime.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Orlando, FL?

The cost of breast reduction surgery will change from patient to patient. It is determined by the extent of your individual surgery. If you experience chronic or debilitating pain, due to the size of your breasts, it is very possible that your insurance will cover the cost of surgery. If you are undergoing the procedure for just cosmetic reasons, most insurance companies won’t cover the cost. We have several payment options, including credit cards, cash or checks. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.

Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?

If your daily activities are limited by the size of your breasts, or if they cause you emotional or physical pain, you should consider breast reduction surgery.

Click on the image below for additional Breast Reduction Photos in our Before & After Gallery:

Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures in Orlando, FLFor more information about breast reduction and how this procedure might benefit you, please contact us to schedule a consultation at our Orlando plastic surgery office. The Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, offers breast reduction for women who live in Orange County and Central Florida.