Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, surgically reduces and reshapes the size of overly large breasts.
Breast reduction is appropriate to balance your body proportions or to help with health problems caused by breasts that are too large, putting stress on the neck, shoulders and back.
Incisions are generally placed inconspicuously under the breast and around the nipple and areola. In most cases a vertical incision from the nipple to the breast crease may be required.
A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and may be an outpatient procedure or an overnight stay may be recommended.
Recovery depends on the extent of your breast reduction. You can return to light activities within a day or two, and full activities within 2-3 weeks.
Results can be long-term, but weight loss/gain, future pregnancy, or natural aging may alter your appearance.
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Articles and Lectures
Chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, “New Solutions, New Problems,” Panel: Breast Reduction, Central Mound, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Breast Reduction, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2007
Co-chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, Central Mound Reduction, Moderator, Live Surgery, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Co-chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, Live Surgery – Breast Reduction with Inverted T-Scar, Atlanta, GA, 2001
Chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, Achieving Consistent Results Central Mound Breast Reduction, Moderator, Live Surgery, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Codner, MA, DT Ford and TR Hester. “Reduction Mammaplasty Using the Central Mound Technique.” Surgery of the Breast. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007