Breast Reduction


Primarily breast reduction surgery is meant for women who have large breasts and want to resolve the issues such as

  • Chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under breasts.
  • Deep and irritated grooves in the shoulders from bra strap pressure.
  • Restricted activity.
  • Poor self-image related to large breasts.
  • Difficulty fitting into bras and clothing.
  • Difficulty sleeping.

You can have breast reduction surgery at any age, during your consultation with Dr. Reid all your prior medical history will be reviewed and you will be asked to provide medical clearance from your primary physician. However Dr. Reid suggests that in young people would be best postponing it until the breasts are fully developed.

Another reason to reason to postpone is if you have not started to have a family or your family is not complete yet postpone the surgery until pregnancy is no longer an issue. Changes to breast tissue during pregnancy could affect your surgical results. In addition breast feeding might be somewhat challenging after breast reduction surgery is related to a lack of support or coaching rather than surgery itself.


Breast reduction surgery, also known as mammoplasty is a procedure used to remove excess fat tissue as we know and skin form the breasts. Thus conforming breast size to body size. Typically, incisions are in one to three locations: around the nipple to the chest wall, or under the breast and along the inframammary  crease. The size and the location of the incisions is dependent on the amount of tissue being removed and whether you are combining your procedure with a breast lift. Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Reid will remove glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. Liposuction is sometimes used during breast reductions to remove excess fatty tissue near the armpit area.