Breast Reduction


A voluptuous bustline is a trait that many women seek out to enhance their appearance. However, not everyone desires to have large breasts. For those who naturally have overly large breasts, they can not only be a source of anxiety and self-consciousness, but they can also create a myriad of health problems, including pain and discomfort in the neck and back region. A breast reduction can relieve the discomfort and diminish the physical impacts associated with oversized breasts while providing you with beautifully shaped, natural-looking results. We invite you to learn more about Neaman Plastic Surgery, see Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen and contact us to schedule a consultation and find out how a breast reduction can give you back your confidence and improve your overall physical health – 844-338-5445.

Get Relief With a Breast Reduction

Chronic back and neck pain can be the result of several factors, but for women with large breasts, a breast reduction can help to alleviate some of these symptoms. Along with pain caused by the constant heavy pulling, overly large breasts can cause skin rashes and reduce mobility. It can also draw much-unwanted attention.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

  • Improved posture
  • Reduced back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Improved confidence
  • More lifted, proportionate appearance
  • Firmer, perkier breasts

What To Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery

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The Breast Reduction Procedure Explained

There are a few different techniques for performing a breast reduction. The method used depends on your specific needs and goals. The most common method performed involves making an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola and extends straight down and follows the natural curve of the crease under the breast. From there, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin will be removed from the chest. The remaining breast tissue will then be lifted and sculpted, and the nipple and areola repositioned to a higher more natural location.

Breast reduction shares some similarities with a breast lift, such as the elevation of the 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 Recovery and Results

Following a breast reduction, a surgical bra will need to be worn to help support the breasts during recovery. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling, bruising and temporary changes in nipple sensitivity. Symptoms should dissipate within a couple of weeks; however, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should still be avoided for at least six weeks. Full results can take between six months and a year to become visible. During this time, any scarring will gradually fade into thin lines. Results are permanent, but any fluctuations in weight and the natural aging process can alter the size and shape of your breasts. 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.

A breast reduction is a safe and effective treatment for achieving a beautiful, younger-looking bustline. It can instantly help restore your confidence and self-esteem by giving you well-balanced proportions and eliminating physical and emotional distress.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. It is also used to shift the nipple and areola to a higher and more appealing position. If need be, the areola can be resized to be proportionate to the rest of the breast.

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

The most common method of performing a breast reduction involves three incisions:

  • A circle around the areola
  • A circle followed by an incision vertically down the breast
  • The anchor method which includes a circle around the areola followed by the vertical incision and then a horizontal incision across the crease underneath the breast
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?

A breast reduction is an ideal procedure for women who suffer from overly large breasts that are causing physical and emotional pain.

Does a breast reduction affect nipple sensation?

Following breast reduction surgery, you may experience some temporary nipple sensation due to deep tissue manipulation; however, over time sensitivity should return to normal. During a standard breast lift, there should be no loss in nipple sensation.

Will I have scars after breast reduction surgery?

As with any other surgical procedure, you will have some degree of scarring from breast reduction. Your scars should gradually fade over time and will be placed where they can easily be hidden underneath a bra and other clothing.

Perk Up Your Appearance and Confidence With Breast Reduction At Neaman Plastic Surgery

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. Call 844-338-5445 today!