Breast Reduction

Having excessively large breasts can cause both physical and emotional problems for women. Shoulder, neck, and back pain can result from the weight of very large breasts, and the appearance of oversized breasts can cause embarrassment and lower self-esteem.

Breast Reduction or Mammoplasty

Breast reduction, also known as mammoplasty, is designed to alleviate these conditions. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The results are intended to give women smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of the body.

Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Another technique called a “vertical reduction” utilizes a scar around the areola and vertically down to the bottom of the breast. Dr. Montfort will remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and move the nipple and areola into their new position. Some patients elect to have their nipples reduced as well.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Make my breasts small

You may be a candidate for a breast reduction surgery if you have large, heavy breasts that cause breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra-strap indentations, and chafing under the breasts. This procedure may also help if you have excessive breast size, which can sometimes lead to a lack of self-confidence.

Most breast reduction procedures can be considered medically necessary and are therefore covered by insurance companies let us help you with the claim.

There are many different techniques used for breast reduction, each with slightly different scars. Contact us to know your options on breast surgeries.