Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction with Dr. Subbio

One of Dr. Subbio’s most common procedures, his breast reduction patients are some of his happiest. Women can suffer for years from the strain caused by weight on their upper and lower backs. They suffer from rashes in their breast folds, bra-straps cutting into their skin, limitation in exercise, and even headaches caused by the constant weight of the breasts.

Dr. Subbio is an expert in reshaping the breast through a variety of procedures, each tailored to the patient specifically. The scars are generally well-tolerated and fade with time, and women find their lives transformed and able to enjoy their day pain-free. Come in today and find out if this life-changing operation is right for you.

The Procedure

Procedure: Reduce size of breasts. Removes extra tissue, gland, and excess skin.

Length: 3 to 4 hours.

Anesthesia: General.

In/Outpatient: Outpatient.

Results: Long lasting/permanent.

Down Time Chart

Back to work:1-2 weeks
Physical contact with breasts:3-4 weeks
No upper body exercising or strenuous activity:3-4 weeks
Fading of scars:Several months to a year

But what are his results like?

Ask my Patients! Look at RealSelf.

“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »


Breast Reduction FAQs

If you suffer from any of the following issues due to large, heavy breasts, a Breast Reduction might be a good choice for you:

  • Back, shoulder, and/or neck pain
  • Poor posture
  • Self-consciousness
  • Difficulty finding properly fitting clothes
  • Difficulty participating in some physical activities, such as sports, dancing, or playing with children

Yes. Dr. Subbio can help your breasts look more alike through reshaping them during your Breast Reduction.

No. A Breast Reduction is an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you can go home the same day, provided someone is available to drive you home.

The surgery takes about 3 hours.

You can expect some swelling, bruising, tenderness, itching, numbness, and a feeling of tightness for a week or two. 100% of the swelling will take a few months to fully resolve.

Sutures will either dissolve on their own, or we’ll remove them about a week after your surgery.

Some patients may have drains placed in the incisions. These are removed in a few days during a follow-up appointment.

You will wear a special support bra for a few weeks.

Most women go back to work within a week, as long as their job is not physically demanding.

We ask that you refrain from strenuous exercise for about 6 weeks.

Yes, but you will need to sleep on your back for a few weeks.

Breast Reduction is permanent.

Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you about the issues you face and examine you to determine if a Breast Reduction will provide the relief you seek.

Yes, the breasts are lifted and often reshaped during the surgery.

Yes. A Breast Reduction is usually performed using general anesthesia.

While incisions vary, an anchor pattern is used most of the time. This includes an incision around the darker skin of the areolas, vertically from the bottom of the areolas to the bottom of the breasts, and horizontally along the breast crease. For some patients, it is possible to eliminate the horizontal incision. This is called a “lollipop” pattern.

Dr. Subbio then removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue to reduce the breasts and lift them. If necessary, the areolas are made smaller in order to match the new breast size. The nipples and areolas are also repositioned.

You’ll be anesthetized during your surgery, so you’ll feel no pain. All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, though. Most women find that the discomfort after a Breast Reduction is less than they expected, and we’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easily as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time with your questions!

Definitely! Dr. Subbio is dedicated to making sure you recover as easily as possible with excellent results.

Some bruising is expected after a Breast Reduction, but it should go away quickly.

There are scars after Breast Reduction, but over time, the scars will flatten, fade, and become less noticeable.

For the most part, yes, but the area will settle a bit more over a period of months.

We think there are several reasons! Here are just a few:
  • He gives all his patients his cell phone number. He’ll call you the night after your surgery to check on you, as well as the next morning. And he’ll make sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
  • He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.
  • He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. Plus, we maintain a small office where we treat our patients like a part of the family.
  • He won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. He’d rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure he isn’t 100% behind. And if he thinks you need a procedure he doesn’t offer, he’ll recommend a different surgeon for you.
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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.