Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, surgically reduces and reshapes the size of overly large breasts. 

Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

The physical strain and self-consciousness resulting from a large breast size can create discomfort, and even influence your sense of well-being. Dr. Markarian has the well-trained in innovative techniques to offer a full range of breast reductions helping women balance their size and shape to feel more confident with their bodies.

Women consider breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons and may have a number of goals, including to:

  • Relieve physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts
  • Proportionately balance their figure
  • Refresh and improve your body contour.

A woman in her mid 20s is shown 3 months postop from a Breast Reduction.

Personalize Your Procedure

Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure – no two patients’ goals and bodies are alike, so in each consultation Dr. Markarian will individualize his detailed technical assessment with a thorough, personal discussion of your expectations and motivations. He firmly believes an individual approach yields the best results, and will work with you to plan a healthy and successful procedure outcome.

Dr. Markarian offers his patients a significant range of reduction techniques. One of his more popular approaches, the short-scar reduction, can accurately reshape a wide range of breast sizes with a maximum of surgical accuracy while limiting the incisions associated with breast reductions. The type of incision largely depends on the current size and shape of your breasts, as well as the extent of reduction you desire.

Dr. Markarian will help you choose an approach that offers the best results for your physique. Often, a greater amount of breast tissue will cause large breasts to sag sooner and more severely, especially after weight fluctuations.

Having Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery takes a few hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay.

For more information on Breast Reduction Surgery you can read our blog ‘Breast Reduction Surgery Boston: 12 FAQs’.

Patient Results

Dr. Markarian always strives for natural-looking results combining breast reduction with a breast lift procedure.  Dr. Markarian implements these detailed techniques to reduce necessary breast volume while enhancing breast shape and minimizing unsightly breast incisions.

A woman in her late 50s is shown 8 months following a Breast Reduction. A scar minimizing technique is utilized to not only offer an improved breast appearance but more importantly to provide a dramatic resolution of chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain associated with overly large breasts.