Breast Reduction

Achieve a More Balanced Figure

Breast reduction at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters & St. Louis works to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast in an effort to make them smaller, firmer, and lighter. Contrary to popular belief, breast reduction isn’t just for women either. Men can also benefit from this surgical procedure. Find out more about our male breast reduction services offered at Renaissance.

Lose the Burden of Overly Large Breasts

Breast reduction can help women who suffer from:

  • Large breasts
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or back
  • Downward pointing nipples

Large breasts can restrict many of us from the activity level we want or need. They can also get in the way and make you feel self-conscious. Some patients experience overly large breasts that may cause serious medical problems such as skin irritation, back pain or breathing problems. At our St. Louis practice, our breast reduction surgeons use the most advanced techniques to achieve proportionate, natural-looking results.

How Breast Reduction Surgery is Performed

During the breast reduction, incisions are made around the areola and extend down the breast and along the crease. Excess tissue around the breast is surgically removed within a few hours, and liposuction may even be used to aid in the removal of fat. After excess skin and tissue are removed, the breast is reshaped and lifted to create a more flattering look and pleasing body contour. The nipple-areolar complex is also raised to a higher position. Recovery time is approximately 3-4 weeks with heavier physical activity beginning in 4-6 weeks, and you may have to wear surgical bandages for up to a month. This procedure ranks very high in terms of patient satisfaction because it both enhances a woman’s appearance and also alleviates a host of health problems.

Find Out More About Breast Reduction Surgery

To learn more about the benefits of breast reduction surgery, contact our St. Louis & St. Peters practice today. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about this procedure and can schedule a consultation with any of our experienced surgeons.