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Cosmetic Breast Reduction Surgery (Mammoplasty) in Toronto

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Starts at $11,999
Procedure Time
3 hours
Recovery Time
2-3 weeks
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does a Mammoplasty Cost?

The cost of a breast reduction in Toronto starts at $11,999. However, the cost of your mammoplasty at our Toronto clinic depends on various factors, including the severity of your concern, breast size, and if you would like to combine your breast reduction with other procedures. Book your consultation with the SpaMedica team today to learn more about the costs associated with this procedure.

How Long Does a Mammoplasty Take?

It takes 3 hours to perform a breast reduction, but will take longer if you are pairing it with nipple and/or areola reduction.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A mammoplasty is a surgical procedure used to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. Before beginning surgery, Dr. Bell will work with the patient to plan their reduction. The reduction is then marked out carefully. The cosmetic breast reduction patient is put under anesthesia, via general or IV sedation.

Once the patient is sedated, Dr. Bell will make the incisions. The lollipop incision is the most common type, as it minimizes scarring. The surgeon makes an incision around the areola and then makes a vertical incision down to the bottom of the breast. However, those with very large breasts may require an anchor-shaped incision at the top and bottom of the breast.

Next, Dr. Bell repositions the nipple. The nipple is still attached to the nerve and blood supply during this process. However, if the breasts are extremely large, the cosmetic surgeon might need to remove the nipple and transplant it to its new position. This is called a free nipple graft.

Once the nipple is in position, Dr. Bell might need to reduce the areola by removing skin around the perimeter. Then, the surgeon removes excess breast tissue and lifts and shapes the breast size. Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures.

Breast Reduction Recovery and Timeline

Facelift Recovery Timeline
Day 1: Patients are sent home with a support bra and light dressings. The sports bra needs to be worn for 2-3 weeks following the recovery procedure.

Week 1: Patients experience a moderate level of pain following a breast reduction. The pain dissipates within approximately one week. At this time, women notice the results of the procedure. Their breasts are smaller, firmer, and in an ideal position.

Week 2: After 10 days, you can resume light physical activity.

Week 3: You will go back to the SpaMedica Toronto clinic to have the sutures removed. Patients can typically resume normal activities after this follow-up visit.

Week 4: It takes 2-3 weeks to recover from the procedure, so by this time you should be fully healed and enjoying your new breast size. Patients need to eat a healthy diet following the procedure. This helps them maintain the results.

Who Is a Breast Reduction Candidate?

Mammoplasty procedures are best suited for people who experience physical and emotional distress due to the size and weight of their breasts, such as neck, shoulder, and back pain. Physical issues include back and shoulder pain. If you’re in good overall health and ready for a life with proportionate breasts, this procedure may be right for you.

Many women with disproportionately large breasts are candidates for breast reduction surgery. Ideal candidates for a breast reduction:

  • Are physically healthy and do not like the cosmetic appearance of their large breasts.
  • Are limited in what they can do due to the size of their breasts.
  • Have indentions on their shoulders from bra straps.
  • Experience irritation under the breast crease.
  • Are non-smokers.

If you aren’t a good candidate for a breast reduction, review the nonsurgical treatments available at SpaMedica.

Benefits of a Mammoplasty

Smaller and Shapelier Breasts

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of overly large breasts, resulting in a smaller and shapelier contour. This makes it easier for women to confidently purchase and wear form-fitting clothes.

Improved Mobility

Overly large breasts make it difficult to move. Many women avoid physical activities because the size of their breasts holds them back. After undergoing breast reduction surgery, women feel lighter and more agile.

Less Strain on the Body

Aches and pains are common for women who have large breasts. These aches and pains typically go away following breast reduction surgery. The breasts no longer put stress on the body, so women feel so much better.

Positive Self-Image

Women are amazed by how much better they feel about themselves following a breast reduction surgery. They have a newfound positive self-image, and it shows every time they go out.

Breast Reduction Risks

Like every procedure, breast reduction surgery comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The team at SpaMedica has years of experience performing breast reductions and have not seen the risks associated with the procedure:

Hematomas and Infections

Hematomas (small blood collections under the skin of the surgery site) and infections are possible with all surgical procedures. Patients with these complications will be treated by Dr. Bell and the SpaMedica team.

Anesthesia Complications

While rare, some patients experience anesthesia complications. Dr. Bell will review your medical history to ensure you are a good fit for anesthesia. He and the team at SpaMedica will also monitor you during and after the procedure.

Asymmetrical Breasts

Breast asymmetry is possible after a breast reduction. Often, the breasts look asymmetrical immediately following the procedure, but the asymmetry goes away once the swelling dissipates. However, in some cases, this is a permanent result.

Loss of Nipple Sensation

Patients can lose nipple sensation after undergoing breast reduction surgery. This is often temporary, but some patients permanently lose sensation.

Why Choose SpaMedica for a Breast Reduction?

Dr. Bell has been committed to providing his Toronto patients with a high-quality service that combines skilled work and personalized care. His 25+ years of experience make him an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery for both faces and bodies. He strives not only on skill but also respect shown by all staff members towards each individual client’s needs.

Dr. Bell is a world-renowned plastic surgeon who has personally trained 15 other doctors in the art of aesthetically pleasing, cosmetic procedures. He’s also an invited visiting professor in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at many university programs around the globe.

Non-Surgical Breast Reduction Alternatives

BreastTite and Bodytite liposuction can be minimally invasive options to traditional cosmetic breast reduction surgery.

How to Prepare for a Breast Reduction

Patients must prepare before getting a breast reduction surgery in Toronto. Dr. Bell provides patients with specific instructions. General preparations include:

  • Lab testing. If you have a medical history with certain conditions such as diabetes or thyroid issues, lab tests may be required.
  • Medical evaluation. Dr. Bell may recommend getting a physical examination from your General Practitioner so you can obtain preoperative medical clearance.
  • Undergoing a baseline mammogram. A mammogram is recommended to screen the breasts for any abnormalities, especially if you are over 40 years of age.
  • Quitting smoking. Smoking can dehydrate the body and restrict blood flow, so quitting (either permanently or for 1 month before and 1 month following your procedure) means you will heal fully and quickly.
  • Avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs. Anti-inflammatory medications like Aspirin can thin the blood and make the recovery process more difficult, so you should stop taking these drugs two weeks before your surgery and one week after.

Types of Breast Reduction Surgery in Toronto

Traditional Mammoplasty in Toronto

A cosmetic breast reduction procedure, often referred to as a Mammoplasty, improves the aesthetic balance and proportion of your figure. The procedure makes the breasts proportionate and alleviates the pain and discomfort caused by large, heavy breasts.

Breast Lift in Toronto

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is another popular procedure that helps you achieve a perkier look to your chest and can often help reduce the size of your breasts if they sag due to size. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the surrounding tissue is tightened to reshape and support your new breast contour. A breast lift can help restore lost elasticity and correct any asymmetry or pain associated with larger breasts from pregnancy, weight fluctuations, gravity, genes, aging, and breastfeeding.

Nipple Reduction Toronto

If you struggled with large, dropping, or downward-pointing nipples due to various factors like breastfeeding or aging, you can seek out nipple reduction surgery as part of your breast reduction or as a separate treatment altogether. In addition, our Toronto team can correct prominent nipples that make it difficult to wear thin clothing or bathing suits, or nipple hypertrophy which means you experience extreme discomfort due to chafing and irritation from rubbing against clothes.

Areola Reduction Toronto

To achieve full breast symmetry, you may need to also correct the shape of your areolas. Many women achieve symmetrical breasts with a reduction and areola surgery or with just areola surgery alone. Surgical correction of the size and shape of your areolas can make your desired results even more aesthetically pleasing, along with correcting concerns associated with tuberous breasts. Our Toronto clinic offers various solutions to disproportionate breasts, areolas, and nipples – so book a consultation today!

Male Breast Reduction Toronto

Male breast reduction, also referred to as Gynecomastia correction, involves contouring the chest to reduce the look of male breasts to achieve a natural, masculine appearance. The procedure steps are quite similar to a female breast reduction and often provides a newfound sense of self esteem to our Toronto patients.

Best Procedures Paired with Breast Reduction

Liposuction, fat grafting and tummy tuck surgery are best paired with cosmetic breast reduction surgery. To learn more, contact the SpaMedica team to book a consultation in their state-of-the-art Toronto clinic.

Breast Reduction FAQ

How Painful Is It to Get a Breast Reduction?

Women can expect a moderate level of pain following the procedure. The pain is controlled with oral medication.

Will I Have Scars After a Breast Reduction?

Scarring is normal after a breast reduction procedure. However, scarring can be minimized in most cases, with complementary SpaMedica post-op laser and scar treatments.

Will My Nipple Be Removed During a Breast Reduction?

Dr. Bell repositions the nipple during the breast reduction procedure. The nipple is moved into a higher position. While the nipple usually remains attached to the blood supply, the surgeon has to remove and transplant the nipple when the breasts are extremely large.

How Small Will My Breast Be After a Breast Reduction?

The size following a reduction depends on breast composition, size, and patient goals. Dr. Bell will consult with you to determine the desired outcome. Cup sizes vary from one manufacturer to the next, so instead of focusing on cup sizes, plastic surgeons consider skin measurements when providing the expected outcome.

Is a Breast Reduction Permanent?

The surgery is permanent. However, if you gain weight, your breasts will get bigger. They will not get back to their original size, though.

Will Sensitivity Be Affected After a Breast Reduction?

It is possible to lose nipple sensitivity following breast reduction surgery. While this is often temporary, it is permanent in some cases.

Verified for Accuracy
The medical information on this page has been reviewed and verified for accuracy by Dr. Stephen Mulholland.

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