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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 Amy Simon, MD, FACS. Dr. Simon has more than 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic breast and body procedures. She was the first surgeon in the Southeastern United States with fellowship training in SPAIR short-scar breast surgery, and she is known for bringing SPAIR to the South.

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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

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Breast Reduction Procedure

The highest levels of safety and comfort.

Dr. Simon performs 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 Dr. Simon. Prior to surgery, Dr. Simon will discuss incision options with you, working hard to make the placement as inconspicuous as possible. In all operations, Dr. Simon will remove excess fat and tissue from the breast and tighten the skin to reshape the breast.

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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. Dr. Simon recommends 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, Dr. Simon offers a local analgesic medicine, Exparel. Exparel minimizes post-surgery pain and reduces the need for any narcotic pain medications and the nausea they cause. Learn more about Exparel.

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Amy Simon, MD

* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

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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, Dr. Simon places 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, Dr. Simon 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.

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. Dr. Amy's staff at the surgical center 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 Dr. Simon and discuss the possibilities of a breast reduction.

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

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