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Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduce the Physical and Emotional Weight of Your Breasts

  • Does the size of your breasts cause you embarrassment, back pain, or difficulty when standing for long periods?
  • Do you ever feel objectified because of your breast size?
  • Are your breasts causing other issues that you’d like to do something about?

Oversized breasts pose a host of problems, both physically and emotionally. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the physical or emotional discomfort of large breasts.

Dr. Ali Sadeghi has helped women like you take action and resolve problems caused by their cumbersome breasts. Improve your health and restore your confidence with reduction surgery.

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What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes glandular tissue and fat to minimize the volume and weight of the breasts.

This operation is always combined with breast lift surgery to achieve optimal results.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Overly large breasts impact all areas of your life. Many patients are amazed at how breast reduction can ease pain and boost your confidence in your appearance.

Following breast reduction surgery, you can expect to experience:

Smaller, More Compact Breasts

Breast reduction surgery eliminates excess tissue and fat, allowing for smaller, more compact breasts. Many women find it easier to find clothing that fits, and breast reduction often allows them to express themselves more freely in clothing.

Less Physical Pain

Heavy breast tissue commonly leads to back, shoulder, neck, and chest pain that ranges from annoying to debilitating. In addition, shoulder grooves from bra straps and chafing beneath and between the breasts can cause extreme discomfort. After breast reduction, women experience less breast-related pain and can usually enjoy participating in physical activities more than before their surgery.

Emotional Wellness

Having oversized breasts — particularly at a young age — can be highly distressing. It is common for women to feel as though others only see their breasts when they look at them, leading to significant issues in self-esteem and body confidence. A breast reduction aims to balance the size of your breasts with your surrounding body contours, eliminating the significant disproportion.

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Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?

You might be a candidate for breast reduction if you experience:

  • Shoulder, back, or neck pain from having large breasts
  • Emotional/mental distress
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities
  • Rash or irritation under the breast crease
  • Nerve pain in the breasts
  • Indentations in your shoulders from bra straps
  • Difficulty fitting into bras or clothing
  • Poor posture
  • Difficulty standing for a long time
  • Noticeable breast asymmetry

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the extent of your reduction and combined procedures, your surgery will take between two and five hours.

This surgery makes an incision in one or both breasts and removes excess fat and breast tissue. This incision usually follows the anchor or inverted-T pattern, which involves an incision around the areola, vertically down the lower pole of the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease (inframammary fold).

Your nipple and areola (the area around your nipple) might be cut and then grafted to a new, more natural-looking position on the breast.

If you are receiving a breast lift, the skin on the breast will also be tightened to reposition the breast at a higher place on your chest. Most women undergoing breast reduction require a combined breast lift to ensure the reduced tissue does not sag.

The incisions will be closed with sutures.

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How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in New Orleans?

The cost of breast reduction varies from patient to patient depending on the extent of the reduction, combined plastic surgery procedures, surgeon’s fees, geographical area, anesthesia fees, and operating room expenses.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to estimate the price of your breast reduction until you consult with Dr. Sadeghi. If you are undergoing breast reduction to alleviate physical discomfort, insurance may help cover some of the cost. Every policy is different, so be sure to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

What Should I Expect After My Breast Reduction?

How Long Is My Recovery After Breast Reduction?

Depending on your situation, you might go home the night of your surgery, or you may be asked to spend a few days in the hospital.

You will need to take one week off work or school and avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four weeks. You should also sleep on your back in the months following surgery.

After the procedure, you should expect some pain in your breasts, but Dr. Sadeghi will give you painkillers and compression bandages to ease the pain. You might also notice bruising and swelling, but this should go away in time.

While you will see the initial results of your breast reduction immediately, the residual swelling can take six months to one year to disappear entirely.

Some women have shared that they had an emotional reaction after reducing their breasts, such as depression. This is normal as your breasts are a part of you, but the feelings shouldn’t last.

If you are concerned about anything you are experiencing after surgery, make sure to let Dr. Sadeghi know right away. You will also have follow-up appointments with him to remove bandages and stitches.


Will I Have Scars After Breast Reduction?

Yes, the incisions from breast surgery will leave some scars, but they should fade over time. All incisions are made on the breasts themselves, which allows for easy concealment under bras and bathing suits.

You can help reduce the scars’ visibility by avoiding sun exposure, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and using scar fading treatments, such as silicone strips or gel.

Dr. Ali Sadeghi Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving New Orleans & Metairie

Why Should I Choose Dr. Sadeghi to Perform My Breast Reduction?

There’s a reason that Dr. Ali Sadeghi is one of the most respected plastic surgeons in Louisiana. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with world-class training and expertise, Dr. Sadeghi is the go-to surgeon for women considering breast reduction in New Orleans.

He is the founder and director of the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery and has performed thousands of breast reduction and plastic surgery procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery

Is breast reduction painful?

You will experience some bruising and pain in your breasts after surgery, but it should be treatable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. You also might have compression bandages or a compression bra to help ease discomfort and reduce swelling.

How long will swelling last after breast reduction?

Most of the swelling will dissipate within a few weeks; however, it can take up to one year to dissolve completely. Swelling is a natural part of your body’s healing process and means that your immune system is working correctly.

You should let Dr. Sadeghi know if you have excessive swelling that doesn’t go away.

Does breast reduction require drains?

Yes, breast reduction often requires drains. Dr. Sadeghi will place drains under your arms for a few days to collect excess blood and fluid (seroma).

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction?

If you plan on having children after your reduction, there’s a chance that your surgery might impact your ability to breastfeed. The surgery can be performed in ways that help preserve your ability to breastfeed; however, there is no guarantee. Be sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Sadeghi during your consultation.

What happens if I lose weight after my breast reduction?

Significant weight loss will affect your breast size and lead to breast sagging. You may prefer to reach your desired weight before scheduling surgery. However, breast reduction can make physical activity easier, so it might help you with your weight loss goals.

Will my breast reduction be permanent?

Yes. As long as your weight remains stable, your breast reduction results will last.

What are the risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

After surgery, there’s a chance you could lose or lessen sensation in your nipples, lose the ability to breastfeed, or heal irregularly.

Should I combine my breast reduction with other cosmetic procedures?

While breast lift surgery is the most common combination procedure, some women choose to incorporate liposuction with their breast reduction or perform breast reduction as part of a Mommy Makeover.

Interested in Breast Reduction in New Orleans?

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, turn to New Orleans’ premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Sadeghi. Dr. Sadeghi and his team at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery will provide a no-risk consultation to discuss your goals and answer any questions you might have. Contact us at (504) 322-7435 or fill out our online contact to schedule a consultation.