Breast Reduction

Patients who are unhappy with the size and shape of their current breasts may elect a breast reduction or sometimes refer to as a reduction mammoplasty. In short, this procedure removes the excess skin and fat in the breast area to create a more proportional appearance. While some patients may elect breast reduction for cosmetic purposes, in some instances, it is an option to help relieve chronic back pain and discomfort that may occur with larger breasts.

Good Candidates for Breast Reduction

Individuals who experience physical or emotional distress associated with their breasts may be a good candidate for breast reduction. There are a few other criteria that must also be met. Such criteria include:

  • The patients must be in overall good health.

  • The patient does not smoke.

  • The patient has skin irritation due to their breast size.

  • The size of the breast limits your ability to perform certain tasks.

  • The patient has indentions from the shoulder straps of the bra (because breasts are so heavy).

Overall, if you’re in quality health and are unhappy with the size of your breasts, then you may be the right fit for this procedure. Ultimately, it is up to the patient to decide if their breasts are causing them discomfort.

Preparing for the Consultation

As with any surgery, you’ll first have a consultation to ensure that you understand the details of the procedure. You should go into this consultation with questions, so you have a clear understanding. You should go into the meeting ready to discuss your current health, any issues or concerns you have, as well as any questions you may have about your doctor’s experiences and results. Remember, this is your opportunity to gather as much information as possible and also ask as many questions that you can think of. You should also be prepared to:

  • Have your breasts photographed for your medical chart

  • Discuss family medical history

  • Discuss potential outcomes

  • Go over risks and potential complications

  • Examine your breasts and have proper measurements taken

You should walk away from a consultation with a thorough understanding and plan for your breast reduction procedure.

What to Expect During the Operation?

During the procedure, an incision will be made on the breasts. There are multiple incision options available including an incision around the nipple, a keyhole-shaped incision, or a t-shaped incision. Your doctor will discuss which option is right for you, given the current condition of your breasts. From there, excess fat and skin will be removed, and the breast will be reshaped. Finally, the incision will be sewn up. Patients should expect some pain and swelling, which will subside in the days following the procedure.


During the recovery phase, patients will be asked to take it easy. Your breasts will be covered with surgical gauze, and there may be drains in place to help reduce swelling. You will be given instructions for how to care for the incision site, the drains (if applicable), as well as when to contact your doctor. You’ll also be given a date for a follow-up checkup. Everybody’s recovery time is a little different, but your doctor will advise you as to when you can participate in regular physical activities.


If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, then a breast reduction may be the right solution for you. Please contact Miami Aesthetic in Miami, FL today to learn more about this procedure and to schedule a consultation. You deserve to be confident in your own body, and we are more than happy to help you achieve those results! Reach out to us for more information 7865743770.