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Plastic Surgery

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can be done through a traditional scar (Wise-pattern) or a short scar (lollipop) technique. Although some surgeons do only one type or the other, we tailor our approach based upon your body type and breast size.

On average, surgery takes between 3 to 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the size of the reduction, patients may go home or stay overnight. The recovery period usually takes several weeks, and will depend on each patient’s unique situation. Strenuous activity should be avoided until cleared by your surgeon.

During your consultation, we will review all pros and cons of the different types of reduction. We will develop a personalized plan tailored to your preferences and body type. The outcomes are long lasting when combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

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