Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction?

If you have large breasts you have probably experienced many limitations to activities you would otherwise enjoy. The simple act of running, jumping, and even walking can cause intense back and neck pain for women with very large, pendulous breasts. A breast reduction is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of your breasts by removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin. The results are smaller, lighter, firmer and shapelier breasts in proportion with the rest of your body.



2-3 Hours


General Anesthesia


4-5 Weeks


Very High Success Rate

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Here are six benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery:

  • Alleviate back pain
  • A well-proportioned body
  • More enjoyable exercising
  • Better clothing fit
  • Improved Hygiene
  • Quick recovery time


Breast reduction surgery can take place through a variety of techniques. Each method will remove excess fat and tissue from the breasts. Dr. Hamid Karimi reshapes the remaining breast tissue and closes the incisions. The number of incisions made and the length of time the surgery may take vary from person to person.

Although all patients heal differently, light activities are often resumed within the first week. Gentle exercise is often tolerated by two weeks, and more vigorous activities within another month or two.* There may be some soreness, numbness or both. Swelling is also common following surgery, and a special support bra should be worn continuously, night and day, for the first few weeks.

There is no way to perform a breast reduction without leaving a scar. However, the scars may be hidden by clothing and even bikinis. Patients should be able to wear very low-cut clothing without any scar showing. Over time, scars typically fade to become barely noticeable. Most women consider breast reduction scars to be minimal compared to the trade-off of feeling positive about their results.

Wear something loose and comfortable.

Stop drinking alcohol a week before your procedure.

Breast reduction surgery generally takes about one to two hours per breast, depending on extent of the repair and the techniques being used.

An overnight stay is not usually required.

During your breast surgery, your nipples will be moved to a higher position on your breasts

Some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, it depends on the type of reduction. There is a risk that it will not be possible.