Breast Reduction


Breast reduction may be the solution to the discomfort caused by excessively large breasts.

Constant back and neck pain, gouges in your shoulders from bra straps, deteriorating posture and an inability to participate in certain activities rank among the common complaints of women with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) may help relieve these symptoms.


You can have breast reduction surgery at any age, but it’s generally advisable to wait until you’re at least age 20, by which time your breasts are likely to be fully developed. However, sometimes surgery is performed in teens who suffer significant emotional and psychological effects of having too-large breasts.



We would like to provide some basic information regarding breast reduction. However, the best way to get specific information is to have a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Please call (414) 439-3000 for a consultation in any of our Glendale or Waukesha, Wisconsin locations.

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight; from back and neck pain, skin irritation to skeletal deformities breathing problems and furrows in their shoulders from bra straps. Often times large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.

Beast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, pendulous breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort. In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results.

Some insurance companies will pay for breast reduction if it’s medically necessary, however, they may require that a certain amount of breast tissue is removed. Photographs will be taken which will be used for the pre-authorization process with your insurance company. Our office will contact your insurance company to obtain pre-authorization