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Why Choose a Breast Reduction?

Overly large breasts can make you look unbalanced, make it difficult to find the right-sized clothes, cause difficulties during physical exercise, and cause a range of painful symptoms. Unlike breast augmentation, which aims to enhance breast size, breast reduction focuses on reducing breast volume and alleviating discomfort associated with overly large breasts. If you’ve inherited overly large breasts that cause self-consciousness, discomfort, or pain, you may want to consider a breast reduction. Specializing in personalized breast reductions in Boston, Dr. Boustany offers a tailored approach to help you achieve your desired body contours, aligning with your individual expectations and goals.

client after her breast reduction in boston, ma

Signs that indicate it’s time to consider a breast reduction:

  • You feel self-conscious about your breast size
  • You hesitate about revealing your breasts in moments of intimacy
  • Your bra straps dig into your shoulders and create grooves
  • You experience back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain
  • You struggle to find the right-sized clothes and bras
  • You struggle with sports and exercise because of your breast size
  • You have rashes under your breasts
  • You have disproportionate breasts — one is bigger than the other
  • Your nipples point downwards

What happens during breast reduction?

Dr. Boustany conducts breast reduction with highly personalized techniques tailored specifically to your needs. She selects the ideal surgical technique based on the size and location of your breasts and nipples and your unique cosmetic expectations. Your breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure in a state-of-the-art Boston hospital under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

Dr. Boustany will conduct your breast reduction in Boston by only making an incision around the areolas if the surgery involves minimal modification. However, in some cases, she may have to make an incision from the bottom of the areola down to the center of the breastfold and along the crease. However, she makes an extremely fine incision line that heals into a barely perceptible dull pink, and it can be hidden under a bikini top or bra.

After making the necessary incisions, the surgeon will remove excess fat and glandular tissues. In some cases, the remaining breast mound and nipples will have to be repositioned or reshaped into their new position. The nipples are repositioned without affecting the underlying nerves and blood vessels, so it won’t affect your ability to breastfeed.

What’s the recovery process after breast reduction?

Following your breast reduction in Boston, anticipate some swelling and bruising. Dr. Boustany may prescribe medications to minimize discomfort, prevent infections, and facilitate a smooth recovery. You must follow all of her instructions accurately. You might feel comfortable returning to your work after normal activities within a week, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for at least six weeks. The final results will be visible within three months, once your tissues settle into their new position.

client after her breast reduction in boston, ma

Real Patient Reviews

Dr. Boustany is a wonderful surgeon. She is extremely precise and detail oriented and her work speaks for itself. I am beyond happy with the results and care I received. I went to her for a breast reduction and I am so happy! The day of surgery was such a smooth process and I felt informed the entire day. I highly suggest Dr. Boustany!

Brittany R.

I'm very happy with the amazing job Dr. Boustany did on my breast. Is a piece of art! The whole team were kind and awesome. I would do it again!

Zayra P.

If any one is considering getting a breast reduction. DO IT. I was hesitant for almost 2 years and I finally went for it and I am so happy that I did. I met with 2 other plastic surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Boustany. Once I met with Dr. Boustany I knew she was the one! She was extremely kind and very straight forward with the process and procedure. My results are better than I ever expected and I seriously could not be happier. I would highly recommend Dr. Boustany to anyone and everyone!!!!! 🙂

Nicole C.

Breast Reduction FAQs

What are the potential benefits of breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery offers numerous benefits, including relief from physical discomfort such as back and neck pain, improved posture, increased mobility, and enhanced self-esteem. It can also lead to a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast shape.

What techniques are commonly used in breast reduction procedures?

Common techniques in breast reduction include the anchor or inverted T incision, the vertical or lollipop incision, and the periareolar incision. Dr. Boustany selects the most suitable approach based on your breast size and desired outcome.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to breast reduction?

You can wear well-fitted supportive bras, undergo physical therapy for posture improvement, or manage weight to reduce discomfort or indirectly shrink breast tissue. But these methods may only provide minimal and temporary relief from breast-related discomfort. If you have excess breast tissue, the only effective way to alleviate the problem is through breast reduction.

Can breast reduction surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes, breast reduction surgery can be combined with other procedures like breast lift (mastopexy) or liposuction for improved contouring. This can address multiple cosmetic concerns simultaneously, providing a comprehensive solution for patients.

What are the potential risks or complications associated with breast reduction?

Potential risks of breast reduction surgery include scarring, infection, anesthesia-related complications, changes in nipple sensation, and asymmetry. During your consultation, Dr. Boustany will assess your individual concerns and curate a personalized surgical plan to ensure safe, consistent results.

Why choose Dr. Boustany for your breast reduction in Boston?

Breast reductions are 100% personalized cosmetic procedures because only you can determine the correct shape and size for your breasts. You may already have a general idea about your preferred breast size, whether that’s a B, C, or D cup. Dr. Boustany will listen to your concerns and expectations during a private consultation and recommend the ideal surgical plan for you. Leveraging a Harvard fellowship in plastic surgery, Dr. Boustany seamlessly blends artistic sensibilities with cutting-edge expertise in the latest and safest techniques for breast reduction in Boston.


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