What must I do in order to reduce breast size?

What can I do to reduce breaste size and/or what are the different types of procedures?

Answers from doctors (5)


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 08, 2016

There is reduction surgery or liposuction.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

There is reduction surgery or liposuction.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


ELLIOT B. DUBOYS, MD, FACS

Published on May 25, 2016

The only way to reduce breast size is with a surgical procedure. A breast reduction serves two purposes:

1. Decrease the volume of the breast
2. Lift the breast into a more esthetic position

There are many different types of breast reduction surgery, and my best recommendation would be to see a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Answered by ELLIOT B. DUBOYS, MD, FACS

The only way to reduce breast size is with a surgical procedure. A breast reduction serves two purposes:

1. Decrease the volume of the breast
2. Lift the breast into a more esthetic position

There are many different types of breast reduction surgery, and my best recommendation would be to see a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Published on Mar 22, 2016

A breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure, and the vast majority of our patients tell us that there was far less discomfort in the early recovery period than was anticipated. I prefer to use a minimal incision surgery with a vertical or lollipop breast reduction scar technique. This method has been used in Europe and South America for more than 30 years, but is performed by a small number of plastic surgeons in this country. The trend toward using this much better procedure is growing as younger plastic surgeons learn this technique in their residency programs. The benefits include: approximately 50 percent less scarring, a narrower breast, better forward projection and shape, longer lasting improvement, shorter surgery time, and fewer complications. In general, we have stopped using the older traditional “anchor” or inverted “T” incisions, as these provide inferior results. The procedure is done under general anesthesia as an outpatient operation.
Liposuction may be used during the procedure to reduce the size of the breast in selected patients. Liposuction alone has the least number and size of scars, but has the greatest limitations in shaping and reducing the breast. Liposuction may be combined with the vertical method to give an optimal shape to your breasts. Adjustments of the nipple and/or areola can also be done at the same time.
Liposuction breast reduction or scarless breast reduction may be performed in older patients who just want some relief of their excessive breast size and weight.

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Answered by Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure, and the vast majority of our patients tell us that there was far less discomfort in the early recovery period than was anticipated. I prefer to use a minimal incision surgery with a vertical or lollipop breast reduction scar technique. This method has been used in Europe and South America for more than 30 years, but is performed by a small number of plastic surgeons in this country. The trend toward using this much better procedure is growing as younger plastic surgeons learn this technique in their residency programs. The benefits include: approximately 50 percent less scarring, a narrower breast, better forward projection and shape, longer lasting improvement, shorter surgery time, and fewer complications. In general, we have stopped using the older traditional “anchor” or inverted “T” incisions, as these provide inferior results. The procedure is done under general anesthesia as an outpatient operation.
Liposuction may be used during the procedure to reduce the size of the breast in selected patients. Liposuction alone has the least number and size of scars, but has the greatest limitations in shaping and reducing the breast. Liposuction may be combined with the vertical method to give an optimal shape to your breasts. Adjustments of the nipple and/or areola can also be done at the same time.
Liposuction breast reduction or scarless breast reduction may be performed in older patients who just want some relief of their excessive breast size and weight.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stanley A. Okoro, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Published on Mar 22, 2016

A breast reduction surgery is the best option. This surgery is typically covered through most major insurances, as long as you have a referral from your PCP.

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Answered by Stanley A. Okoro, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A breast reduction surgery is the best option. This surgery is typically covered through most major insurances, as long as you have a referral from your PCP.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Mar 22, 2016

A breast reduction requires surgery, which can be done as an outpatient. It can either be through liposuction or with a more extensive procedure.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

A breast reduction requires surgery, which can be done as an outpatient. It can either be through liposuction or with a more extensive procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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