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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

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Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size of the breasts. It is often sought by individuals with excessively large breasts, as they can lead to feelings of extreme self-consciousness and make it challenging to find properly fitting clothes. In comparison to a breast lift, breast reduction involves the removal of a significant amount of breast tissue, in addition to excess skin and fat. This comprehensive approach also includes lifting the nipple and areola to a more aesthetically pleasing position while reducing large areolas. The ultimate outcome is smaller breasts with a more natural shape and contour that harmonize better with the overall body proportions.


Ideal candidates for breast reduction are women who do not smoke, have good overall health, and hold realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the surgery. This procedure offers significant improvements in breast size and shape, along with a reduction or resolution of symptoms caused by excessively large breasts. It is important to note that breast reduction surgery does result in scars on the breasts. However, the vast majority of women gladly accept these scars in exchange for relief from discomfort and the remarkable enhancement in breast appearance and size.

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Breast Reduction Consultation and Evaluation with Dr. Weinrach

Dr. Weinrach will conduct a thorough medical assessment and physical examination, including breast measurements. He will address various factors that can influence the breast reduction procedure, such as age, breast size and shape, and skin condition. Additionally, he will visually illustrate the incision sites, as well as provide an approximation of the final positioning of the nipple and areola.

Different techniques for breast reduction are available, each resulting in distinct scar patterns. The choice of technique and the length of the resulting scar primarily depend on breast size and skin quality. Dr. Weinrach will explain the specific procedure in detail during the consultation after evaluating your individual case. Furthermore, he will discuss anesthesia options and provide comprehensive information about the surgical facility. A detailed breakdown of costs will also be provided.

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Make your aesthetic goals a reality. Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS and his team look forward to exceeding your expectations. Schedule a personalized consult with Dr. Weinrach by clicking below.

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Before Your Breast Reduction Surgery

If you are between the ages of 45 and 54 and haven’t had a mammogram in the past year, Dr. Weinrach will recommend a mammogram (breast x-ray) before your surgery. He will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including which medications to take and when to stop eating and drinking beforehand.

Since you will not be able to drive yourself home after the surgery, it is important to make arrangements for transportation. A responsible adult that you know will be required to drive you home. In most cases, breast reduction surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. However, there may be rare circumstances where an overnight stay is necessary, depending on your individual situation.

Where Your Breast Reduction Will Be Performed

Dr. Weinrach performs breast reduction only in fully accredited surgery centers in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area.  

Anesthesia for Breast Reduction

A board certified anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia for your breast reduction. You will be completely asleep, and feel nothing during the breast reduction procedure. The anesthesiologist will monitor you very closely during the entire procedure, and give you medication to minimize discomfort after surgery.

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How a Breast Reduction is actually done

There a various techniques available for breast reduction. The length of the incisions and the resulting scars are largely related to the amount of excess skin and breast tissue present.  After incisions are made, the extra skin and breast tissue are removed, and the nipple and areola are moved up into their new position. The remaining skin and breast are then brought down and around the areola and nipple, and stitches are placed to create the new breast shape and close the incisions.

Almost all techniques involve an incision and  scar around the areola.  Larger breasts require a vertical incision below the areola.  Even larger breasts require a horizontal incision and scar in the crease beneath the breast. Liposuction may be added to remove excess fat from the armpit area and further sculpt the breast to create the best breast reduction possible.

Recovery after Breast Reduction

After surgery, you will have bandages on your breasts covered with a gentle elastic wrap for support.  Drains are not used.

In general, reduction mammaplasty is not a very painful procedure. If there is any discomfort, it is usually mild. Dr. Weinrach will prescribe medication to ease discomfort.

Dr. Weinrach will examine you the day after surgery; you will continue wearing a sports bra for several weeks, until the swelling and bruising resolve. Usually there are no stitches to remove. You will be up and walking the night of the procedure. Light activity is encouraged starting the day after your surgery. You should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for three or four weeks.

Dr. Weinrach will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities. Most women can return to light work and social activities in about one week.

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Your New and Improved Breast Contour

It can take several weeks for all of the swelling and bruising to completely go away. Your breasts will continue to settle into their new contour for up to a year. Even then, weight changes, hormonal changes, and pregnancy can affect their shape. Gravity will always be a force trying to change breast shape, and after six weeks a good supportive bra should be worn as often as possible.

Dr. Weinrach will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. However, it is important to remember that breast reduction scars are permanent. With time, breast reduction scars gradually become less obvious. Eventually they may fade into thin white lines. 

Of all plastic surgery procedures, reduction mammaplasty has one of the highest rates of satisfaction.  You will no longer have the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will look better proportioned, and clothes will fit you better.  Dr. Weinrach enjoys taking care of breast reduction patients from all over the country and internationally as well.

To schedule a personal breast reduction consultation with Dr. Weinrach, please contact our office.

Please note: We are unable to accept insurance coverage for breast reduction procedures, as we are not contracted with any insurance companies. We are unable to submit any letters of medical necessity or requests for preauthorization to insurance companies.

Breast Reduction FAQs

Breast Reduction: $9,168

*Price includes facility, anesthesia, and surgeon fees. Price is an estimate based on average cases. Any individual case could cost more or less; a consultation is needed to best determine cost.

Breast reduction surgery is typically not a very painful procedure.  Recovery involves light activity for the first week, followed by gradually increasing activity over the next 2 weeks.  No drains are used.  You can shower the day after surgery.

Dr. Weinrach is not a contracted provider of any insurance company; we can not submit any letters of medical necessity or requests for preauthorization to insurance companies.  You would have to check with your insurance company to see if they might reimburse you for any costs related to breast reduction surgery; payment in full is due before surgery. Financing is available at this link: FINANCING

You are a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you do not smoke or use any nicotine containing products, are healthy without significant medical problems, and are willing to accept permanent scars on your breasts in exchange for improved breast contour.

This is variable depending on the size of the breasts. The larger the breasts, the more time that is needed in surgery to reduce the breasts.  An average breast reduction is around three hours.

Breast tissue that is removed is permanent. However, things like weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, gravity, time, and genetics can alter the shape of the breast, regardless if any breast surgery has been done or not.  The best ways to maintain your result as long as possible is to make sure weight is stable before surgery, and to wear a supportive bra as often as possible.

It is important to closely follow all of Dr. Weinrach’s pre and post-operative instructions given to you after your consultation. You should refrain from smoking or using any nicotine containing products for three months prior to surgery.  You should also refrain from all herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory medication for at least 2 weeks before surgery unless specifically recommended otherwise by Dr. Weinrach. Management of prescription medications is individually planned; consultation with Dr. Weinrach with your prescribing physician is required for prescription medication recommendations.

Some women are simply not able to breastfeed, even without having had any surgery on their breasts.   For women who have successfully breastfed in the past, they may or may not still be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery.

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