Breast Reduction


Some plastic surgery procedures, such as breast reduction, have health benefits as well as aesthetic ones. The team Neaman Plastic Surgery understands that a breast reduction can lift a literal and figurative weight from women who suffer from heavy, oversized breasts. If you live in the greater Portland, Salem, or Eugene areas and are considering a breast reduction, please call us today at 844-338-5445 to schedule your personal consultation and learn how a breast reduction can help you live more comfortably.

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Breast Reduction Benefits

Over time, large, weighty breasts can contribute to poor posture and chronic, progressively worsening neck, shoulder and back pain among other problems. Heavy, hanging breasts can also limit your physical activities and lead you to feel self-conscious about your appearance.

Breast reduction can relieve the discomfort and diminish the physical impacts associated with oversized breasts while providing you with beautifully shaped, natural-looking results. The effects of breast reduction are so positive from a health standpoint alone that most health insurance providers cover the procedure.

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Your Breast Reduction Procedure

The specifics of breast reduction surgery differ from person to person and are based on individual factors including your physical stature, the size of your breasts and the state of your breast tissue. Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen are trained in different breast reduction methods, and will recommend a custom treatment plan suited for your unique needs.

Breast reduction shares some similarities with a breast lift, such as the elevation of your nipples and areolas, and the removal and tightening of breast tissue to provide a heightened profile with symmetrical contours. In some cases, liposuction may be used during breast reduction to remove excess fat that can weigh your breasts down.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

What is a breast reduction?

After the surgeon has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, is also reduced in size.

What incisions does a surgeon use to reduce the breast volume?

The most common method of performing a breast reduction involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

Why do women want a breast reduction?

Many times, the breasts are out of proportion to the rest of a woman’s body. If they are large, they can cause neck, shoulder and back pain due to their excessive weight. A Breast reduction procedure involves removing excess breast tissue and aging skin.

Will nipple sensation be impacted by a breast reduction?

Although any surgery on the breast has the potential risk of affecting nipple sensation, in general, standard breast lifts do not result in loss of nipple sensation. However, breast reductions have a somewhat higher risk of affecting sensation, as do breast augmentations, and some breast lift techniques that do a greater amount of deep tissue manipulation.

Will I have scars after breast reduction surgery?

If you have excess skin and desire a decrease in volume, there is no way to get around having scars. Science has yet to find a way to truly do “scarless” surgery.

Breast Reduction Surgery Consultation at Neaman Plastic Surgery

Breast reduction patients benefit from the removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with the body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. To learn if you’re a candidate for breast reduction, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to arrange your consultation and view breast reduction patient photos*. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.