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Breast Reduction Procedure

The breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical intervention that aims to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. This surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited clinic setting to ensure patient safety and comfort throughout the procedure.


The surgical approach for breast reduction varies depending on the amount of tissue to be removed and the quality of breast skin. In most cases, incisions are strategically placed around the nipple (areola) and may extend vertically down to the crease under the breasts. The goal is to minimize residual scarring and achieve aesthetically pleasing results.


During the surgery, excess breast tissue, skin, and sometimes fat are meticulously removed. The nipples are then repositioned to a higher and more youthful placement, and the breasts are carefully re-contoured to achieve a proportionate size and shape that harmonizes with the patient’s body frame. This transformation can significantly alleviate physical symptoms such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooving, and skin irritation caused by the weight and size of overly large breasts.


In certain cases where breast volume reduction is the primary goal without significant excess skin, breast reduction can be achieved through liposuction alone. This approach is typically discussed between the patient and one of our plastic surgeons during the consultation. The surgeon will evaluate the individual’s unique needs, breast composition, and aesthetic goals to determine the most suitable technique for achieving the desired outcome.


At The Ottawa Clinic, patient care is important to us. Our experienced plastic surgeons are dedicated to ensuring that breast reduction patients receive the highest level of care and expertise. Through a comprehensive consultation, we will thoroughly assess your situation, provide detailed information about the procedure, and collaborate with you to choose the best approach that aligns with your specific needs and aspirations. The ultimate aim of breast reduction surgery is to not only alleviate physical discomfort but also enhance your overall well-being and self-confidence by achieving a more balanced and proportionate breast appearance.