Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) creates smaller, lighter breasts by removing glandular tissue, fat, and skin from large, heavy, sagging breasts. If you choose breast reduction by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, your results can include improved posture, reduced chest discomfort, a slimmer profile, and most importantly, a renewed self-confidence. When you come in for an initial consultation at our office in Scottsdale, AZ, we will ask about all the symptoms, bra indentations, and pain and discomfort your large breasts cause. We will also provide a complementary VECTRA® 3D Imaging System so that you can envision your smaller, healthier breasts within the context of your whole body. Together, you and Dr. Mata will discuss the best plan to move forward with this life-changing plastic surgery.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"man boobs and liposuction - Scottsdale, AZ - I had male breast reduction performed by Dr Mata about a month ago or so and I'm impressed with my outcome. After looking up couple Drs in the valley and going on consultation I decided to go with Dr Mata. He explained everything in detail and after looking at his pictures with scars were almost invisible I just knew he would be the one. Now just like his pictures my results are great, I..."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2017
"Dr. Mata, Thank you for always putting me at ease with your calm, attentive ways. I truly am thankful for you and the difference your skills have made in my life. Grateful patient, MW"- MW / Office Visit / Aug 21, 2016
"Thank you so much for being my doctor the surgery you did has been a blessing to finally be pain free. Thanks, DS"- DS / Office Visit / Nov 20, 2011
It is important to find a highly skilled surgeon who has experience with this procedure. It is important to maintain a good blood supply to the nipple areola complex as there is risk of discoloration and loss of sensation when blood flow is restricted. Liposuction is also implemented to remove the excess fat while the loose skin will be excised and tightened to form the newly shaped breasts. This procedure is also implemented as a way to correct an issue of breast asymmetry.
The most common incision for breast reduction is what they call “the anchor” or a vertical T. With this kind of approach, the incision is made around the areola, extends vertically down to the breast crease, and then is followed by another horizontal incision along the direction of the fold. The areola will be repositioned once the breasts have been resized and recurved. A lift will also be done so that the breasts will be placed higher on the chest.
Breast reduction is always done in an accredited surgical center under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes about 2 — 4 hours. For the first several weeks, the surgeon will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts. Patients may go back to work within 7 — 10 days and may resume physical activities (such as exercise) between 6 — 8 weeks post-operative. Results following a breast reduction are usually visible immediately after the surgery. Nipple sensitivity will gradually return within the first year.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 hrs
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs@headingTag>
Will Results Last?@headingTag>
Breast reduction is a long-term solution for patients who are affected with excessively large breasts. In cases where there is significant weight gain, the results may be compromised just like any cosmetic procedure that modifies body shape. Natural aging and gravity will take their toll over time and will still affect the breasts with or without the reduction. It is important to maintain a good health routine so that the enhancement lasts for a long time.
For women with larger breasts, the areola is also excessively large. In a breast reduction surgery, an areola reduction is also considered. As an incision is made surrounding the areola, the excess skin will also be trimmed so that it is proportional to the breasts’ new shape.
How Much Reduction?@headingTag>
This varies depending on the doctor’s initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or 2 smaller from the original breast size.