About Breast Reduction Surgery
Women considering a breast reduction surgery typically have physical concerns due to their large and heavy breasts. These can include back pain, neck strain, rashes beneath the breasts, difficulty fitting into clothing, and receiving unwanted attention. Some concerns can lead to weight gain and discomfort due to decreased physical activity as a result of large breasts being in the way. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery perform countless breast reduction surgeries every year. To set up an appointment to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals, call our Reston, VA office today.
When your neck and back hurt, it reduces your quality of life. When you are in pain, your movements are limited, your posture is slumped, and you generally do not feel well. Women with large breasts experience this on a daily basis. Some women, through no fault of their own, cannot correct this issue with diet and exercise alone. If you experience the following symptoms from large, heavy breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery:
- Irritation and rashes on the skin underneath the bra
- Diet and exercise unsuccessfully decreasing the size of the breasts
- Disproportionate breasts to the body frame
- Weight of the breasts causing pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Bra straps grooves in the shoulders
- Limitations on activity due to the size of the breasts
- Poor posture
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Weston is an incredible doctor. I am incredibly pleased with the results and I was feeling fine and back to work within a couple days. I felt very comfortable throughout the whole process. Im so happy I chose him and recommend him to anyone!"- N.H. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2014
"Wow!!! Truly not enough words to describe how much I loved my experience with The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery. From the minute I walked in the first time for my consultation, I was greeted by my first name and treated like a member of the family. I worked with Dr. Weston who performed my procedure. Years of feeling self erased, back pain and neck pain were instantly relieved after my procedure. I love coming back for my post op appointments and seeing all of the staff!! Can't recommend it enough!! Thank you Dr. Weston!!"- K.Y. / Yelp / Dec 06, 2016
"I received a breast reduction and lift at Austin-Weston. The procedure was performed by Dr. Pointdexter. The staff was amazing and Dr. Pointdexter was listened to my concerns and did his best to manage my expectations. Seven months later I'm still extremely pleased with the results."- C.L. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2013
"I did a ton of research on nearby doctors and surgical centers when I decided it was time to move forward with a breast reduction I'd wanted for more than a decade. When I found Austin-Weston, and Dr. Knotts, all the subsequent research I did on them made me more and more sure that this was where I wanted my surgery done. I felt so comfortable from the consultation, through the surgery, and post op appointments. Everyone was so wonderful. I am so happy I got the surgery done at Austin-Westin and by Dr. Knotts. The reduction turned out better than I'd ever imagined it could. I would 100% recommend Austin-Weston and Dr. Knotts to anyone for any procedure they might be considering."- M.G. / Google / Jul 14, 2017
"I have had a breast reduction and penniculectomy done at the Austin Weston Center and I am THRILLED with my results!!! The staff & facility are top notch & the drs are magnificent!!!!"- B.D. / Facebook / Jan 10, 2017
What to Expect
Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, our plastic surgeons will skillfully remove excess skin and suction out tissue to reshape the breasts. During surgery, the most common incision pattern is known as an 'anchor' and includes an incision around of the areola, down the front of the breast and underneath the breast fold. Many examples can be seen in our before and after gallery.
Liposuction is often combined with breast reduction to sculpt the excess fatty deposits in the armpit or side of the chest. Liposuction can also be used a stand-alone procedure for reduction of breast volume, but this does not tighten the skin of the breast and may leave a smaller breast with a saggier appearance.
After a 2 – 3-hour breast reduction surgery, you will wake up in recovery and feel significantly lighter in the chest area. You will be instructed on how to properly care for your incisions to limit scarring. After being sent home wrapped in a surgical bra, it is advised that you take it easy for the first few weeks after the surgery. Expect to feel less sensation in your nipples, as they can take up to a year or more to recover. Most patients take one week off work and are doing all physical activity by around a month.
Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that makes everyday activities easier. In the few weeks following the procedure, it is advised for you to continue wearing comfortable bras and limiting strenuous activity. Once exercise can be worked back into your day-to-day life, it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Breast reduction surgery is a long-lasting cosmetic surgery, but the results can be negatively impacted by weight gain and/or pregnancy.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,650 - $13,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-5 Weeks
Life with Smaller Breasts
Picture what your life could look like free from pain, constant rashes, and stares from people because of your large breasts. Call today for a consultation. Our team will answer all of your questions and concerns, educate you on aftercare instructions, and help contact your insurance company since some qualify this as a medically necessary surgery.