Breast Reduction

Women who have heavy, pendulous breasts often seek relief from the back, neck, and shoulder pain associated with their large chest size. A breast reduction from St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery can help to alleviate the painful physical symptoms caused by heavy breasts and create a more proportional body shape.

A successful breast surgery in St. Louis requires the knowledge, skill, and experience of a qualified surgeon who can accurately assess your condition and carefully listen to your goals. Request a consultationRequest a consultation online or call (636) 530-6161 to set up an evaluation with one of our surgeons.

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Procedure Overview

In most cases, breast reduction is considered a reconstructive procedure because it is usually performed to relieve pain, skin irritations, and other concerns. Our skilled surgeons can reduce and lift overly large, heavy breasts to alleviate these problems and create a more attractive, balanced body contour. We often perform this procedure with a breast lift to provide our patients with an enhanced breast position.

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Your Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue, with incisions placed accordingly. Typically, incisions are placed around the areola, from the areola to the inframammary fold, and sometimes along the inside of the breast crease. In addition to removing the excess skin, fat, and tissue, we move the nipples to a more normal position.

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Your Recovery

Due to the rapid recovery techniques used by our surgeons, most women can resume their normal routine within 4 to 5 days. It may take some time for your breasts to settle into their new, natural shape.

Your Results

After you fully heal, you will enjoy the improved confidence and freedom of your smaller, more proportional breasts, including the ability to participate in activities such jogging. Unless you become pregnant or gain a significant amount of weight, your new results should be long-lasting. In some cases, women in St. Louis also choose lipo or a tummy tuck to improve their body contour.

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