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Breast Reduction

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Your breasts should not keep you from enjoying the activities you love or cause you embarrassment. But if you suffer from discomfort from overly large breasts (macromastia) or feel self-conscious about your breasts, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao can relieve the burden and help you enjoy the beauty of your breasts through breast reduction in Tucson, Arizona.

Request your complimentary consultation online or call (520) 209-2500 to learn how Dr. Rao can enhance your physical and emotional comfort with breast reduction.

Breast Reduction Before & After Photos

Breast Reduction Before
Breast Reduction After

This is a 45 year old woman from Tucson, Arizona that came to Rao Plastic Surgery because she was interested in a breast reduction. She had been experiencing severe back, neck, and shoulder pain as a result of her large, pendulous breasts. Her symptoms were not just limited to back and neck pain,...Read On

Breast Reduction Before
Breast Reduction After

This is a 45 year old woman from Tucson, Arizona that came to Rao Plastic Surgery interested in a breast reduction.  She had been experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain as a result of her large breasts.  She was wearing a G cup bra and her goal was to be a D cup.  In addition t...Read On

Breast Reduction Before
Breast Reduction After

This is a 45 year old woman from Tucson, Arizona that came to our office interested in a breast reduction. She had been having back, neck, and shoulder pain as the result of her large breast. She was also having frequent rashes in the folds of her breast.  She was a G cup bra, but had always...Read On

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Why breast reduction may be right for me

Dr. Rao recognizes that overly large breasts can be very uncomfortable, even painful. You may develop shoulder grooving, back pain, rashes and posture problems. Finding clothes that fit can be a chore. Oversize breasts can interfere with your daily life, work-related duties or the activities you love. You may dislike the appearance of your breasts, too. All of these are understandable motives for undergoing reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction).

My procedure

During breast reduction, excess fat, glandular tissue and skin is strategically removed to reduce breast weight and size. The remaining tissue is lifted and reshaped for an aesthetically pleasing result. Incisions are made on the breasts, but care is taken to make the scarring as inconspicuous as possible. The procedure takes approximately 1 to 3 hours per breast and is done under general anesthesia. Following the procedure, you will be closely monitored in a recovery room before being released.

My recovery process

Bandages are used to protect the surgery site, along with a surgical compression garment. Your dressings will be removed during a follow-up appointment. Expect 7 to 10 days of time away from work and about 6 weeks avoiding strenuous activities. You will see Dr. Rao for subsequent appointments to monitor your progress.

My results

Your newly contoured breasts will be in better balance with your body, alleviating or eliminating the discomfort you had. There will be some scarring, but most breast reduction patients find this a small price to pay for the relief that comes with this procedure. Many patients report feeling more confident about their body, as well as greater freedom to enjoy the activities they love. The physical, mental and emotional relief make breast reduction patients some of the most satisfied patients we see.

Related enhancements

For a more full-body enhancement, women sometimes combine their breast reduction with a body contouring procedure for a complete mommy makeover.

A Word from Your Breast Reduction Specialist

Many people do not understand how uncomfortable large breasts can be. But after consulting with and treating many women who have endured the discomfort and self-consciousness caused by macromastia, I sympathize with those women. Helping them find relief and enjoy greater confidence in their bodies and in themselves is a gratifying feeling.

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A Word from Your Breast Reduction Specialist

Arun Jay Rao, M.D.

Answers to Common Questions

I am experiencing back and neck pain and am interested in getting a breast reduction. How successful is it at relieving back and neck pain?

By removing excess breast tissue, Dr. Rao can eliminate the unnecessary stress on your neck and back while at the same time reshaping your breasts to give them a youthful and natural appearance. The satisfaction rate after breast reduction is extremely high.

Is breast reduction covered by my insurance?

Breast reduction is usually covered by insurance if we are able to establish that your back, neck or shoulder pain is secondary to the excess weight of your breast.

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