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Breast reduction

While many women want larger breasts, women with a too-large chest know the toll it can take. Between back pain and challenges finding properly fitting clothes, large breasts can be a burden. That’s why Suzie Avila, DO, offers breast reduction procedures at Iowa Specialty Surgeons in West Des Moines, Iowa. To learn more about your breast reduction options, call the office or schedule a visit online today.

Breast reduction Q&A

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure during with Dr. Avila removes excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size of your breasts.

With this procedure, she alleviates the burden large breasts place on your body and ensures that your surgery leaves you with proportional, well-shaped breasts.

If you want to explore the possibility of a breast reduction in a safe, comfortable environment, don't hesitate to make an appointment with her.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

If you've struggled to live comfortably with large breasts, a breast reduction can bring you relief. Dr. Avila offers it to her patients to help alleviate:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Under-breast rashes
  • Challenges finding properly fitting clothes
  • Pain during physical activity
  • Shoulder grooves from bra straps

If your breasts have caused you discomfort, talk to Dr. Avila to see if this procedure is right for you.

What happens during breast reduction?

Dr. Avila personalizes your breast reduction to you and your body goals. Her goal is to help you find your ideal breast size and shape and to ensure you know what to expect during and after your procedure.

Your breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. During your procedure, Dr. Avila makes an incision to remove excess breast tissue, skin, and fat.

With an anchor incision, she is able to reshape your breast, leaving you with minimally visible scarring and a well-shaped and well-positioned set of breasts.

After your breast reduction, Dr. Avila gives you specific instructions to speed your recovery. You'll be able to see a dramatic difference in your chest size right away and your results will continue to improve as swelling at the surgery site abates as you recover. Your visible incisions will heal over time, too.

If you think a breast reduction might be right for you, call the Bellefontaine office at 937.404.9917.

Before & after photos