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Breast Reduction in Philadelphia

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.

How Do I Know If I a Breast Reduction Is Right for Me?

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, or neck pain
  • Poor posture
  • Self-consciousness about your breasts
  • Difficulty finding properly fitting clothes
  • Difficulty with physical activities

The Breast Reduction Procedure

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. You’ll be anesthetized during your surgery, so you’ll feel no pain.

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.

Procedure: Reduce the size of the breasts. Removes excess tissue.
Length: 3 to 4 hours.
Anesthesia: General
In/Outpatient: Outpatient
Results: Long-lasting/permanent.

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 easy as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time if you have questions.

Recovery After Breast Reduction

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 need to wear a special support bra and sleep on your back 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.

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

Breast Reduction FAQs

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

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.

Breast Reduction is permanent.

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

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. A Breast Reduction is usually performed using general anesthesia.

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.

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In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of Philadelphia’s most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons.