Breast Reduction in Atlanta

At Artisan Plastic Surgery, our all-female team understands that breast reduction is about more than getting smaller breasts—it’s about improving your self-confidence and quality of life and being free from unwanted pain and attention. Of course, you want a beautiful aesthetic outcome too—and you can trust the experience and skill of our plastic surgeons to help you get the look and freedom you deserve.

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How breast reduction works

A breast reduction removes excess skin and breast tissue to make your breasts more proportional to the rest of your physique. This surgery is life-enhancing both functionally and aesthetically. Breast reduction can provide significant relief from problems caused by large breasts including:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Postural problems
  • Skin rashes under the breast
  • Discomfort during exercise
  • Trouble finding clothing that fits well

Additionally, the surgery will improve the shape and enhance the overall appearance of your breasts. In addition to removing excess breast tissue and skin, your Artisan plastic surgeon will lift and reshape your breasts, raising the nipple and areola to achieve a more youthful overall breast contour. During your consultation, we will go over details of surgery, including where your incisions and resulting scars will be, and what amount of reduction is safely achievable.

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Will I benefit from breast reduction surgery?

There is no single patient “type” that can benefit from breast reduction. In general, if you are experiencing physical or emotional discomfort due to your breast size, or you are self-conscious about the large size of your breasts, chances are a breast reduction will help you feel better—and more confident with your appearance. Benefits of breast reduction include:

  • You can experience immediate relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by large, heavy breasts
  • Your posture may improve
  • Your breasts will be more proportional to your body
  • Bras will fit more comfortably—problems like straps digging in or chafing may even disappear
  • If you have been avoiding exercise because of your breast size, you may find activities such as running, dancing, or other sports not only doable, but enjoyable!
  • You will have greater choice in clothing, as your breasts will be better proportioned to the rest of your body
  • You will likely find relief from unwanted attention and feel more confident as a result
  • You will get a breast lift as well!
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Breast reduction surgery recovery

You will need someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for the first day. Plan for extra help around the house for about a week; you will be limited in how much you can lift and stretch your arms during the initial healing period. After 2 to 3 weeks, most of our patients resume their normal work and daily routines.

Frequent short, easy walks are encouraged as soon as possible after surgery, but vigorous exercise will have to wait about 4 to 6 weeks. Every patient is different, though, and your plastic surgeon will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions to follow.

Your breasts will be somewhat larger than their final size for the first few weeks after surgery due to swelling, so don’t worry if your breasts are larger at first than you expect. Swelling will gradually go down, and your breasts will be close to their intended size within 3 to 6 months.

Learn more about breast reduction options

Our goal at Artisan Plastic Surgery is to help you make confident decisions about your body and your appearance. At a personal consultation, our all-female team can help you understand what’s possible with a breast reduction, or any other procedure you may be considering. Many of our Atlanta breast reduction patients like to combine a tummy tuck with their breast reduction to get a full mommy makeover!

Call 404-851-1998 for our Atlanta Perimeter office, 770-622-2498 for our Johns Creek office, or simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to request an appointment.