Why Get a Breast Reduction?

The go-to solution for eliminating discomfort caused by large breasts.

If large and sagging breasts are leaving you feeling insecure about your looks or even causing you pain, you don’t have to live with the physical and emotional discomfort. A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, can help you address aesthetic issues, as well as physical concerns, including skin irritation, indentations caused by bra straps, and back and neck pain.

The procedure, whether performed for aesthetic or medical reasons, minimizes excess fat, tissue, and skin in the breasts. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we not only perform this procedure not only on women, but also on men who suffer from gynecomastia or enlarged breasts.

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Do I Need a Breast Reduction?

A procedure worth considering if your breasts are impacting your quality of life.

Women with oversized breasts, either through natural growth or from pregnancy or excess weight, are ideal candidates for a reduction procedure. Men suffering from gynecomastia may also consider the surgery.

The best way to understand what’s possible for your body is to meet with our specialists. Our breast and body specialists have more than 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic breast and body procedures. 

Watch our video to find out more about whether you are a candidate for breast reduction.

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Breast Reduction Benefits

Comfort, confidence, and more proportionate breasts.

Beyond improving body shape, a breast reduction can help you regain your confidence. You can realize numerous benefits from breast reduction, including:

  • Improved breast shape and nipple size and position
  • More proportionate breasts in relation to your body size and an improved overall body shape
  • Reduced back and neck pain
  • Decreased skin irritations, bra strap indentations, and general physical discomfort

Let's discuss how many cup sizes you can expect to lose after a breast reduction. Watch now!

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Breast Reduction Procedure

The highest levels of safety and comfort.

Our breast and body specialists perform breast reduction surgery alongside an anesthesiologist in a fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that exceeds the most stringent state and national accreditation standards, providing you the highest level of safety available. The surgery takes between three and four hours.

Your body, desired outcome, and amount of reduction will dictate the surgical techniques used by our breast and body specialists. Prior to surgery, our specialists will discuss incision options with you, working hard to make the placement as inconspicuous as possible. In all operations, our specialists will remove excess fat and tissue from the breast and tighten the skin to reshape the breast.

We're often asked, "Does insurance cover a breast reduction procedure?" Find out the answer in this video.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

Return home the same day as your operation.

As an outpatient procedure, breast reduction surgery allows you to return home the same day as the operation. In most cases, individuals say that back and neck pain caused by large breasts eases instantly after the operation. However, to ensure a full recovery, you’ll need to wear a special compression wrap for several weeks. Our breast and body specialists recommend taking at least a long weekend to recover before returning to work. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for six weeks.

If you’re concerned about any discomfort after the procedure, our breast and body specialists offer a local analgesic medicine, Exparel. Exparel minimizes post-surgery pain and reduces the need for any narcotic pain medications and the nausea they cause.

In this video, we discuss what to expect during recovery after a breast reduction procedure.

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Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast Reduction Before & After Photos | Actual Patient at Clevens Face & Body Specialists in Melbourne, FL
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Actual Patient Before & After Breast Reduction Surgery | Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Orlando & Central Florida

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Breast Reduction FAQs

Is the procedure permanent?

In the majority of cases, the removal of skin and fatty tissue from the breasts produces permanent results. However, the aging process and weight fluctuations can affect the results.

Will I have scars?

Yes. Unfortunately scars are part of the compromise patients make when going through breast reduction. However, our breast and body specialists place the scars as inconspicuously as possible, and they do fade over time.

There are so many breast reduction procedure types. How do I know which is for me?

During the consultation, our breast and body specialists will discuss with you which type of breast reduction and incision you will need. The nature of your procedure will depend on factors such as the size of your breasts in relation to your body and weight, and how much fat and skin need to be removed.

Can my breast reduction be covered by insurance?

Though a breast reduction may be covered by insurance, typically, we find that patients must present significant documentation of health issues first in order to qualify. In addition, your insurance company may require that most of your natural breast tissue be removed in order to cover your claim, and many women don't want to go that route.

The good news is that you can choose to have a breast reduction as a cosmetic procedure, as many women do, so that you can decide exactly how you want your breasts to look after your surgery. 

How much is a breast reduction?

The cost of a breast reduction surgery depends on a number of factors including the experience and training of your plastic surgeon and where the procedure is performed. 

At our practice in Brevard County, Florida, our experienced board certified plastic surgeon performs breast reduction surgery in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center for the ultimate safety and comfort of our patients. At our practice, a breast reduction costs  $9,000 to $18,000. For more information, schedule your consultation with our breast reduction specialist.

What Our Patients Say

Hear from one of our breast reduction patients.

“I'm very happy with my results. I've wanted this surgery for so long and the consultation was so comfortable. Surgery was very comfortable. The breast and body specialists at Clevens Face and Body Specialists were very helpful with questions I had as well as questions my husband had.” –beachside04, review on RealSelf

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We’re Excited to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

Meet our breast and body specialists and discuss the possibilities of a breast reduction.

Your consultation with our breast and body specialists is designed for you to make the most informed decision for your body. Our specialists will listen to your reasons for pursuing breast reduction surgery and expectations for the outcome. They’ll walk you through the surgery and recovery, and answer any questions you have.

We offer consultations for breast reduction surgery at both our Melbourne and Merritt Island, Florida locations, conveniently located on the Space Coast just an hour east of Orlando, FL. Request your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons today!

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