Breast Reduction
Reduce Breast Size To A More Manageable State
Breast Reduction

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Large breasts may be functionally limiting, accounting for significant neck and shoulder pain, under-breast inflammatory changes and economic strain in specialized undergarment support wear. Breast reduction decreases the size and weight of the breast, and reshapes the breast to be aesthetically pleasing.

Breast Reduction Overview

Length of Procedrue: 2-3 hours

Cost: Starting from $6000

Recovery Time: 2-3 weeks

Anesthesia: Local

Good Candidates: 

  • Women who have larger, heavier breasts that does not match their body size or is a hindrance for their physical health
  • Women with sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics or aging
  • If the nipples are enlarged or pointing downward, you may be considered for areolar reduction

The surgeon will assess your breasts and type of surgery that will be most appropriate to your goals. The surgeon will have to decide where incisions is going to be made and if liposuction will be required for the procedure. 

Breast Reduction can be performed in men that have gynecomastia, enlarged breast tissue. Breast Reduction Toronto

Procedure Details

Breast reduction surgery can be performed under IV sedation or local anesthesia and oral sedation and takes less than three hours to perform. Generally, breast reduction patients do not require a stay overnight at our certified, 24 hour overnight plastic surgery facility and they can leave 2-3 hours following their surgery. Patients are back to relatively low impact activities of daily living the next day.

The most common approach requires the incision around the areola and vertical incision extending under the breast. This lollipop incision, or short scar breast reduction, minimizes unattractive scars that can sometimes occur in more extensive breast reduction surgery. Very large breasts do require formal, under the breast scar as well and more tissue must be removed to provide more enhanced proportion for larger breasted patients.

Breast reduction surgery can be performed under IV sedation or local anesthesia and oral sedation and takes less than three hours to perform. Often breast liposuction or radiofrequency assisted liposuction like VASER® and BreastTite®) can be performed individually without any incisional surgery, minimizing the scars for mild to moderate breast enlargement, or can be performed in combination with the excisional treatments mentioned above.

The nipple areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position.

The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions that extend around the nipple-areolar complex, vertically down to the fold under the breast and then, in some cases the scar extends horizontally along this crease under the breast.

In many cases, laser, radiofrequency or ultrasonic types of liposuction are used during the breast reduction to remove fat and glandular tissue and help limit the length and extent of the scarring and improve breast and body contours.

After care instructions and expectations

You will go home 2-3 hours following your procedures in a support bra with only light dressings over the incision lines. The bra is worn as a “dressing” for 2-3 weeks. Sutures are usually completely removed within 2-3 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.

Maintenance required

Follow proper and healthy diet. Once you are recovered based on doctor’s assessment, perform exercises and stay hydrated. This will help the body stay active and skin stay healthy. Due to aging and skin elasticity, it is hard to predict how the breasts will be few years down the road. A second surgery may be required.

Risks and Complications

Risks of breast reductions include hematoma, infections and adverse effects to anesthesia. Other risks and complications is asymmetrical breasts, loss of nipple sensation and skin around the nipples.


You can expect smaller, shapelier breasts. The procedure has a high level of patient satisfaction if patients are accepting of the required scars. Liposuction contouring procedures achieve impressive results for mild to moderate hypertrophy if patients do not desire visible or extensive breast scars.


The benefit of breast reduction is more mobility and less strain on the body for those who have had previous shoulder and back pains due to larger breasts. Women can expect firmer and shapelier breasts.

Additional Procedures to Enhance Results

Breast Lift
Breast Augmentation
Fat Grafting to the Buttock
Tummy Tucks

Cost and Payment Options

Breast Reductions start from $5,999 to $8,999 depending upon the extent of surgery. The procedure is considered cosmetic and, therefore, is not covered by insurance.

The patient is responsible for payment. To discuss this further and about your options, book a consultation with our medical staff.

Next Steps

Your next step is to book a consultation with our medical staff at SpaMedica to be evaluated for breast reduction surgery. Our medical staff will want to discuss your medical history and drugs you have taken in the past year. Your breasts will be evaluated by the surgeon to determine the surgery that is most appropriate to your goals.


Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-695-2835