Breast Reduction

Do you suffer from neck, shoulder, or back pain due to large, heavy breasts? Are your breasts the first thing people notice about you, making you feel self-conscious and emotionally withdrawn? Do you have skin indentations or discoloration from bra straps and skin irritation? Do you have uneven breast size and shape that cause poorly fitting clothes? The effective, sensible solution for many women is breast reduction surgery.

Before & After

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Why Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

With a reduced breast size, many women have gained physical freedom from the pain and burden of carrying excessive weight and bulk on their chests, have become more physically active, and can fit into clothing they once only dreamed of wearing. In short, breast reduction surgery by Dr. Kelly Sullivan can give you the physical and emotional relief you hope for.

When you meet with Dr. Kelly Sullivan, you won’t be rushed. She makes sure there is enough time for a thorough consultation so she can clearly understand your goals for cosmetic surgery. Her helpful and supportive staff will help guide you through the process, ensuring all of your concerns are addressed and your questions answered.

Procedure & Results

Excess fat, glandular tissue and skin will be removed and the nipple and areola will be moved into their new position. The skin will be brought together from both sides of the breast, down over the areola to shape the new, lighter breast. Breast reduction surgery takes about one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is our first concern, Dr. Sullivan always works with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible

Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. You should expect the following results from your breast reduction surgery with Dr. Kelly Sullivan:

  • Reduce breast size and correct sagging, uneven shape
  • Alleviate muscular pain from carrying excessive breast weight
  • Daily activities and exercise become more comfortable
  • Clothes have a more flattering fit
  • A better feeling about your appearance and an overall improved self-image

Recovery & Aftercare

Dr. Kelly Sullivan will give you written instructions for how to care for yourself after a breast reduction surgery. The instructions will include things like:

  • Patients may experience some degree of bruising, swelling and tenderness.
  • Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
  • Limit activity for the next two days following surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about one to two weeks.
  • Patients can typically return to work within the first week.
  • Dr. Kelly Sullivan may recommend that you wear a sports bra for a couple of weeks after surgery.

There will be some follow-up appointments with Dr. Kelly Sullivan to monitor your recovery, so be sure and keep them. With careful self-care and compliance with Dr. Kelly Sullivan’s advice, most people have a complete recovery and happy outcome after breast reduction surgery.

Insurance Guidelines

Breast reduction surgery may be covered by certain insurance companies. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits. Otherwise, this surgery would be considered cosmetic.

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Sullivan understands the needs and wants of women. She is supportive, easy to be open with and a fantastic surgeon.”

*PLEASE NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Sullivan.