Breast Reduction

What is Enlarged Breast (Macromastia)?

Macromastia is when there excessive breast enlargement and may cause some problems for women.

Enlarged breasts may cause:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain,
  • Shoulder grooving
  • Excessive sweating around the breast
  • Chronic rashes of the breast crease

Excessively large breast size can affect a woman’s ability to perform certain types of jobs, limit exercise tolerance, and even make it harder to breath. In order to address such disproportion, breast reduction/reduction mammoplasty surgery is performed.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

There are several ways to perform breast reduction surgery. During our consultation, we will discuss what the best option for the outcome you would like to obtain.

Your incisions will depend on the surgical procedure selected. We will discuss the expected scars that you might have after surgery. Every effort will be made to hide your scars along the natural contours of your breast. Although incision lines are permanent, in most cases they will fade and significantly improve over time.

What to Expect from Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery performed at the hospital or an outpatient surgical center. You will not need to stay overnight; you will be able to go home the day of the procedure.


In some cases health insurance will cover the cost of breast reduction surgery. This will depend on one’s health insurance plan, presence of symptomatology, overall breast size in comparison to one’s height and weight, and the amount of breast tissue one has removed. Different insurance companies have different requirements for member services to be covered, and not all insurance plans cover breast reduction operations.