Breast Reduction


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

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 breathe. In order to address such disproportion, breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty surgery, is performed.


Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edgar Sosa, strives to achieve beautiful and natural results. After a breast reduction surgery, you can expect:

  • Relief of physical pain including neck and shoulder pain

  • Improved self-confidence and body image

  • Improvement in posture

  • Improved and proportionate body

  • Improvement with everyday activities, including exercise


In breast reduction surgery, there are multiple techniques available. 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.

The most common procedures for breast reduction surgery will be discussed at length during our consultation. To give an overview, here are the most common techniques:

  • Wise pattern, anchor type incisions, the scars are around the areola, from the areola to the crease, and along the creases of the breast.

  • Modified Robertson, the scars are around the areola and several centimeters above the breast crease.

During your consultation, Dr. Edgar Sosa, will discuss what the best option for the outcome you would like to obtain.


Breast reduction surgery will be performed at the hospital or an outpatient surgical center. After you recover from surgery, you will be discharged home with instruction. Pain medications will be provided to assist in management of discomfort after surgery.

After a breast reduction surgery, you will have tender breasts and soreness. Swelling is also expected and will take a few weeks to improve.

Many patients are able to return to work after 2 to 3 weeks and return to full activities after four to six weeks.

Dr. Edgar Sosa will continue postoperative care in the weeks following your surgery to ensure proper healing and satisfactory results.

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.

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