Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery with minimal downtime in Nashville & Memphis

Reduce The Volume of Your Breasts

A breast reduction (also called reduction mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure to reduce breast volume. If you experience any discomfort or unhappiness from excessively large breasts, a breast reduction may be exactly what you’re looking for. Some women seek a breast reduction for more than aesthetic reasons. Breasts that are too large and heavy may cause pain and shoulder strain, or even cause a “widow’s hump” from the effects on your posture. Please also see Male Breast Reduction. Breast reductions and other types of breast surgery are available at our cosmetic surgery centers in Nashville and Memphis. Each of our board-certified plastic surgeons has over 20 years of experience with breast reductions, lifts, augmentations, and more.

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A breast reduction is designed to be permanent, so it is important to weigh all options before you have the procedure. However, breast volume can and does change during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Most likely your breast size will temporarily increase and then drop back to the size after your reduction. To learn more, also see Breast Reduction and Male Breast Reduction.

This is a valid question, and much writing has been dedicated to the topic. It has also evolved over time. Today’s surgery techniques are designed to preserve lactation functions, so that breastfeeding is likely not affected after a reduction. However, if you are planning to breastfeed, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

While a breast reduction procedure can be performed at any age, we consider it best to wait until the breasts are fully developed to ensure the best results. We therefore only perform breast reductions on patients who are at least 18 years of age.

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Is a Breast Reduction Worth It?

Breast reductions are rated as “worth it” by 98% of RealSelf readers. They can help reduce discomfort, pain, and self-esteem issues. Learn more about the pros and cons of breast reduction surgery, and whether you might be a good candidate.

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After a Breast Reduction?

Women who are unhappy with the large size of their breasts undergo breast reduction surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is more in proportion with their body. But is a breast reduction right for you if you are not done having children or haven’t even thought about pregnancy yet? Should you worry about your ability to breastfeed your future children?

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