Breast Reduction
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Breast Reduction

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Dr. Mulholland and his SpaMedica team help achieve the most attractive breast reduction surgery possible. It is our first goal to deliver the body proportion and results that you desire, in a safe, comfortable and confidential manner.

What is a breast reduction?

In general, mammary hyperplasia, or large breasts, are a hereditary condition that has its onset in adolescence and fully matures in the patient’s early 20s. Large breasts may be aesthetically displeasing, as well as functionally limiting, sometimes accounting for significant neck and shoulder pain, under-breast inflammatory changes and economic strain in specialized undergarment support wear. Cosmetic breast concerns are purely for the aesthetic appearance, proportion of the breast which may be excessively large for the patient’s figure, shape and form, but are not generally symptomatic.

Breast Reduction Procedure

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.

Often breast liposuction or radiofrequency assisted lipo 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.

Anesthesia during the operation

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.

Scars from breast reduction

The procedure has a high level of patient satisfaction if patients are accepting of the required scars. Liposuction contouring procedures such as, BreastTite®, RFAL, VASER® laser and traditional liposuction achieve impressive results for mild to moderate hypertrophy if patients do not desire visible or extensive breast scars.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto breast reduction patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a consultation for breast reduction?

If you have any questions regarding your breast reduction surgery options or would like to book an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us at our SpaMedica Toronto office at 877-695-2835. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online.

Frequently Ask Questions

Who is a candidate for breast reduction?

Women who have larger, heavier breasts that are aesthetically displeasing, or do not match their body shape and proportion. As well as women with sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging that are also too large. If your nipple areolar complexes (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged and/or pointing too far downward, combined with breast volume that is too large, you may be a candidate for a breast and nipple – areolar reduction.

What results can I expect from a breast reduction?

You can expect smaller, shapelier breasts. Dr Mulholland’s aesthetic judgment is for a natural appearing, anatomically shaped breast reduction.

What is involved in a breast reduction surgery?

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.

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 short scar breast reduction, is often more cosmetically pleasing and does not include the horizontal scar under the breast. Often this short scar breast reduction procedure can be performed under local anesthesia alone, or together with light IV sedation and is usually combined with liposuction techniques to minimize the length of the scars.

How quickly will I heal and is there pain associated with breast reduction surgery?

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.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

Breast Reductions and Breast Lifts start from $5,999 to $8,999 depending upon the extent of surgery.

Did You Know? Breast Reduction Treatment Facts

Dr. Stephen Mulholland helped pioneer the radiofrequency assisted liposuction contouring devices that can be used for minimal scar, minimal access breast reduction surgery. This procedure called BreastTite® is optimal for mild to moderate goals in reduction and nipple or areola complex elevation and for those individuals that do not want the extensive surgery scarring of traditional breast reduction surgery.

Dr. Mulholland and his Toronto SpaMedica Plastic Surgery team will discuss and educate you on your options as well as design an optimal treatment program for you that best suits your figure.


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