A breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) and mastopexy are very similar procedures. Each results in a lifted breast. With the reduction, more tissue is removed for a smaller post-operative size. Any plastic surgeon will tell you these are some of the happiest patients ever! I like patients to shop for a “goal bra”, which is the bra they would love to fit into after surgery. You have to be sure the band width fits comfortably, and then look at different cup sizes within that band width to find the one that best suits your frame. While insurance may cover some reductions, I only perform cosmetic breast reductions and do not accept insurance.
Breast Reduction: Taking the Next Steps
Especially with aesthetic treatments, seeing is believing. Please take some time to review our Breast Reduction before and afters gallery. It will help you set expectations, and may help you discover questions you have about the procedure. Some of the answers to your questions may be found in the vendor brochures and educational materials, available for download on this page. In the patient education section of our site, you’ll find an informative blog, videos and podcasts on this topic and many other aesthetic treatments.
If you are interested in a reduction, the best way to affirm your candidacy is to consult with Dr. Folk in our Denver practice. Simply call our office, or submit a consultation request.
See our gallery for more breast reduction before and after images.