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.
It takes 3 hours to perform a breast reduction, but will take longer if you are pairing it with nipple and/or areola 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.
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.
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:
If you aren’t a good candidate for a breast reduction, review the nonsurgical treatments available at SpaMedica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
Patients can lose nipple sensation after undergoing breast reduction surgery. This is often temporary, but some patients permanently lose sensation.
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.
BreastTite and Bodytite liposuction can be minimally invasive options to traditional cosmetic breast reduction surgery.
Patients must prepare before getting a breast reduction surgery in Toronto. Dr. Bell provides patients with specific instructions. General preparations include:
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Women can expect a moderate level of pain following the procedure. The pain is controlled with oral medication.
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.
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.
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.
The surgery is permanent. However, if you gain weight, your breasts will get bigger. They will not get back to their original size, though.
It is possible to lose nipple sensitivity following breast reduction surgery. While this is often temporary, it is permanent in some cases.