Ben J. Kirbo, M.D. — Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.
Chris DeRosier, M.D.

Breast Reduction


Breast reduction…it can truly change your life.

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, removes breast fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. This reduction surgery can alleviate the health problems associated with large breasts and improve a woman’s confidence in her appearance. Breast reduction surgery is usually covered by insurance.

Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty dramatically improves our patients’ quality of life offering relief from discomfort and pain. Women experiencing health problems and/or extreme self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts will benefit from breast reduction surgery.

Most reduction candidates have overly large breasts, which can cause health and even emotional problems. Many lead to physical pain and discomfort. Medical problems that may be associated with large breasts include back and neck pain caused by excessive weight, skin irritation, bra strap indentations, poor posture and interference with normal daily activities such as exercise. The ideal candidate is physically healthy, does not smoke and has large breasts that have limited physical activities.

Breast reduction surgery is most often an outpatient procedure and results will be long lasting. It is done under general anesthesia and typically takes two to three hours. When the surgery is completed, dressing or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Breast reduction surgery patients will need to limit strenuous upper body activity and wear a sports bra for several weeks after surgery.

Many patients say that breast reduction alleviates health problems and leads to confidence that comes with a new and improved body image.

Please click here to see before and after pictures of this procedure.

Please call Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. located in Tallahassee, FL at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg and Dr. Chris DeRosier. Receive special pricing on breast enhancements and reductions when you schedule a consultation.

Some photos in this website feature models for illustrative purposes.
Photos of actual patients can be found in our before and after photo gallery.

We comply with applicable Federal civil laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. You may access the Nondiscrimination and Accessibility notice for our Clinic here and for our Outpatient Surgery Center click here.

Some photos in the following gallery contain graphic images which may be disturbing for some people.

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