Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction surgery is used to make the breasts smaller. Patients choosing this surgery are generally looking to go down many cup sizes to something that fits their body better. A larger reduction will require longer incisions. We send the removed breast tissue to pathology to make sure it is normal, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer. We also reduce the size of the Nipple Areolar Complex (NAC), which is the pigmented portion of the breast.

Anesthesia: General
Operative Time: 3-4 hours
Incisions: Anchor or Wise pattern
Drains: None
Recovery Timeline:

  • 1 week – Suture removal; Typical time off work
  • 3 weeks – Resume low-impact exercise
  • 6 weeks – Resume all exercise without restrictions
  • 3 months – Majority of swelling gone and wounds 90% strong
  • 1 year – Final healing

* Please note that each patient and case is unique. Nothing in surgery is a guarantee. Please talk with Dr. Street more in person about your individualized surgical plan. All general anesthesia is performed by a board-certified anesthesiologist.