Cosmetic Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) in Toronto

Breast Reduction Before & After Pictures

Pricing
Starts at $12,000
Procedure Time
2-3 hours
Recovery Time
2-3 weeks

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?

The cost of a breast reduction starts at $12,000.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Breast Reduction?

It takes 2-3 weeks to recover from the procedure.

How Long Does a Breast Reduction Take?

It takes 2-3 hours to perform a breast reduction.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure used to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. A cosmetic breast reduction procedure improved 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 reduction is suited for people who experience physical and emotional distress due to the size of their breasts. 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.

Who Is a Breast Reduction Candidate?

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 Breast Reduction

Smaller and Shapelier Breasts
Breast reduction surgery results in smaller and shapelier breasts. 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. Bray and the SpaMedica team. 

Anesthesia Complications
While rare, some patients experience anesthesia complications. Dr. Bray 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. Bray has provided cosmetic breast reduction surgery to patients for more than two decades. Dr. Bray came to SpaMedica after 18 years of reconstructive breast and body expertise at the Toronto General Hospital, Western Division. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Bray has come to SpaMedica to devote all of his time to an aesthetic body contouring practice and understands the importance of customizing surgeries to meet the specific needs of patients, and communicating expectations.

Non-Surgical Breast Reduction Alternatives

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

How Is a Breast Reduction Performed by Dr. Bray?

Dr. Bray performs or oversees all breast reduction procedures at SpaMedica.

Before beginning surgery, the patient’s reduction is marked out and planned carefully. The cosmetic breast reduction patient is put under anesthesia. Patients can undergo general or IV sedation. Once the patient is sedated, Dr. Bray makes 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. Bray 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. Bray might need to reduce the areola by removing skin around the perimeter, as well. Then, the surgeon removes excess breast tissue and lifts and shapes the breast. The surgeon closes the incisions with sutures.

How to Prepare for a Breast Reduction

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

  • Lab testing
  • Medical evaluation
  • Undergoing a baseline mammogram
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs

What to Expect After a Breast Reduction

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.

Breast Reduction Recovery and 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.

Weeks 1-2: Patients experience some discomfort following the procedure. They can take oral medication to minimize the discomfort. While it’s important to walk following the procedure, they cannot resume most light activities for 7-10 days.

Weeks 2-3: Patients go back to SpaMedica to have the sutures removed. Patients can typically resume normal activities after the follow-up visit.

Patients need to eat a healthy diet following the procedure. This helps them maintain the results.

Best Procedures Paired with Breast Reduction

Liposuction, fat grafting and tummy tuck surgery are best paired with cosmetic breast reduction surgery.

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. Bray 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. Bray 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.



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Stephen Mulholland, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8