Breast Reduction Specialist


Dermatology & Plastic Surgery located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

Have you experienced pain or discomfort from large and heavy breasts? Statistics show that over 90% of women would do the surgery again, and recommend the procedure to others. DermASAP, conveniently located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, sees many women whose breast size affect their quality of life. Call today to schedule your first consultation or book an appointment online.

Breast Reduction Q & A

What is a breast reduction?

If your breasts are too large for your body frame, or they are asymmetrical, a breast reduction can provide physical and emotional relief. Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess fat, tissue, and skin. After surgery, your breast size is more in proportion with your body, and you’ll experience relief from pain extra weight in your breasts causes.


What are common reasons for breast reduction surgery?

Women with large breasts sometimes experience limitations in performing everyday physical activities. Heavy breasts can also cause discomfort including:

  • Back, shoulder, or neck pain
  • Dampness under hanging breasts
  • Shoulder grooving from bra straps
  • Chronic skin irritation


Women also opt for breast reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons like sagging. Whatever your reason for looking into surgery, breast reduction surgery is intended to improve your overall quality of life.


Who is a good candidate for a breast reduction?

Pursuing breast reduction is a personal choice. Breast reduction may be ideal for women who:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have breasts that limit their physical activity
  • Experience back, neck, and shoulder pain due to the weight of their breasts
  • Have regular indentations from bra straps supporting large breasts
  • Have breasts that sag


If you’re limited in your daily activities or experience emotional discomfort from the size of your breasts, you’re a good candidate for a breast reduction consultation.


What can I expect after breast reduction surgery?

After a breast reduction surgery, your body takes time to heal. In the weeks after your surgery, you may experience discomfort including:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness in your breasts


It’s recommended to avoid intense physical activity in the weeks after your surgery so the incisions from the surgery can heal. Your doctor also can recommend a regimen for reducing swelling and fading surgical scarring.


Does insurance cover breast reduction surgery?

If you’re interested in a breast reduction, check with your insurance company to see if your needs meet criteria for surgery and the initial consultation. If you’re confused about insurance coverage, ask when scheduling your first consultation.

If you’re self-conscious about your breast size, or your breast size affects your quality of life, call DermASAP today to schedule your first breast reduction surgery consultation or book online.