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Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) - Vienna, VA

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About Breast Reduction

Our board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder, offers breast reduction surgery at Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, to reduce overly large breasts. Women who have excessively large breasts often suffer physically and emotionally. The extra weight of the chest can cause shoulder indents from their bra strap, skin chaffing, and severe back pain. It can also cause emotional insecurity and unwanted attention when performing physical activities. Dr. Widder’s goal is to perform a treatment that meets your exact needs, eases your discomfort, and produces a natural-looking form. Results will restore your chest to a more proportionate size, while also complimenting your existing curves.

Do I Qualify?

Breast reduction is appropriate if you experience:

  • Disproportionate breasts to the body
  • Painfully heavy breasts
  • Bra strap grooves in the shoulders
  • Limitations on activity
  • Slumped posture

What to Expect

During a reduction mammaplasty, the surgeon will skillfully remove excess skin and tissue before re-contouring the breasts. The surgeon can choose to implement these incision patterns:

  • Incision around the circumference of the areola
  • Vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast line
  • Horizontal incision on the breast line

Liposuction may also be used to safely remove excessive tissue in the breast and will minimize scarring as it requires a much smaller incision. It also reduces the risk of losing nipple sensation and discoloration of the areola due to poor blood flow during surgery. The surgeon will discuss the difference between the techniques and help you determine which is best for your needs and goals.

Surgery Considerations

After breast reduction surgery, you may feel immediately lighter, due to the amount of tissue removed. After the surgery, you should wear a compression bra to support the healing process for the first couple of weeks. You will also be given post-operative care instructions and you can pre-schedule your follow up appointments to help you stay on track during your recovery process. You will need to rest for at least 7-10 days before returning to work. Regular physical activities can be resumed within 6-8 weeks. In some patients, it may take a year for nipple sensitivity to return to normal.

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Recovery Time  
3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3+ Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
6 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Freedom From Pain

Imagine living with lighter, more proportionate breasts that allow you to be comfortable in your clothes. Relieve your neck, shoulders and back of the aching from carrying around extra weight. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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