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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
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Breast Reduction

Are large, cumbersome breasts preventing you from living the life you want? Many women who have breasts that are disproportionately large feel that their breast size negatively impacts their quality of life and prevents them from engaging in activities that they love. Large breasts can be a source of embarrassment for some women, affecting their overall confidence and comfort in their appearance. Women choose breast reduction surgery to improve the size and shape of their breasts while enhancing their overall physique.

Who Can Benefit?

Breast reduction surgery is customized to each patient to provide tailored results. The technique that is right for your breast reduction will depend on the current size of your breasts as well as your ideal look.

Women with naturally large breasts are often plagued with neck and back pain their entire lives. For many young women, their large breasts bring them unwanted attention or make them feel undervalued. You must be over 18 years of age to undergo breast reduction surgery, and there has been an increase of women in their 20s and 30s undergoing breast reduction surgery to achieve the breast shape they desire.

What Do You Desire?


Shoulder grooves, skin rashes, headaches, and backaches are just a few examples of the pain experienced by women with overly large breasts. The heavy weight and pressure on your chest can cause chronic pain or discomfort and can even lead to poor posture and skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery reduces the weight and size of the breasts to relieve this pressure and help you live a more pain-free life.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    It is common to experience some bruising and swelling following breast reduction surgery. You may feel some discomfort that should subside within the first 24 to 48 hours. A specialty support bra should be worn for several weeks. During the first week following your procedure, you will rest with your chest in an elevated position to improve circulation and minimize swelling.

    Most patients return to work within one to two weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for two to three weeks following surgery. You will be advised as to when you can resume your regular exercise routine.

  • Scars

    The amount of visible scarring will depend on the incision technique used for your breast reduction. Sutures are located beneath the surface of the skin in multiple layers to mask the incisions. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.

  • Cost

    Achieving natural, beautiful breast reduction results requires the skill and dedication of your surgeon, and the cost of your breast reduction may reflect this. The cost of each procedure is decided on a patient-by-patient basis because many factors can affect the price of your breast reduction. Surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and technique can all impact the final price of your procedure.

  • Pain

    Patients may feel some discomfort following their breast reduction that can last for several days. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain.

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