A woman’s breasts can be a source of confidence and express femininity. However, if a woman’s breasts are too large, they can potentially become a source of discomfort and pain. When the breasts are too large, they can affect how an individual operates in their day-to-day. Back pain and skin irritation, even lowered self-confidence, are some of the negative attributes of having breasts that are too large. 

Yes, breasts are an integral part of a woman’s identity, but if they are too big, they can negatively affect one’s sense of self. Perhaps, you have breasts that are too large and are ready to reduce their size. Quit the daily struggle of overly large breasts and undergo breast reduction with Dr. Catherine Haywood of Brampton Plastic Surgery.

What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, known as a reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove excess skin, fat and glandular tissue from overly large breasts. The goal of the procedure is to reshape the breasts into a slimmer and more balanced shape that is flattering to a patient’s figure. The surgery can also reduce the size of the areola to complement the breast’s new size. Breast reduction is a highly customizable procedure with two main surgical techniques. Dr. Haywood will create a procedural plan based on a patient’s needs, figure and personal aesthetic goals. 

What Can Breast Reduction Do?

Breast reduction has many benefits. By undergoing breast reduction, you can experience the following:

  • Creates breasts that are proportionate to the rest of your body
  • Reduces discomforts in the back, shoulders and neck associated with your breasts
  • Removes skin irritation due to large breasts and grooves in the shoulders from bra straps
  • Corrects disproportionate breasts
  • Boosts self-confidence if overly large breasts are a source of mental discomfort
  • Promotes a more active lifestyle 

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Are There Different Types of Breast Reduction Techniques?

There are two surgical techniques typically utilized for breast reduction. These techniques include:

Vertical Breast Reduction

This surgical technique, also known as ‘lollipop’ breast reduction, involves making one incision at the base of the areola and another vertical incision that is made from the areola to beneath the breast. Through these incisions, Dr. Haywood will remove fat, tissue and skin. Vertical breast reduction is best suited for patients who need moderate reduction. 

Inverted-T Breast Reduction

Also known as ‘anchor-shaped’ breast reduction, this surgical technique is reserved for patients that need a significant amount of breast tissue, fat and skin removal. The technique utilizes three incisions. One incision is made under the breast, another is made from the areola to beneath the breast and the third is made around the edge of the areola. 

Dr. Haywood will review the size of your breasts and how much breast reduction you desire and decide which surgical technique best suits your needs during an initial consultation. 

Who Is Considered a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction is an exceptional procedure for women whose breasts are too large for their frame. The procedure is meant to be performed on patients whose breasts have fully developed. Breast reduction is a particularly beneficial procedure for women who have experienced physical and mental distress because of their breasts. The procedure can help relieve tensions on the upper half of the body caused by overly large breasts and resolve potential emotional stress that large breasts can create. In addition to discussing and examining the size of your breasts and your aesthetic goals with the procedure, Dr. Haywood will review your medical history to ensure candidacy.

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that is performed utilizing either local anesthesia with IV anesthesia or general anesthesia, allowing you not to feel pain during the procedure. Breast reductions vary from patient to patient because each individual possesses unique goals. Through the incisions, depending on which surgical technique is deemed appropriate, Dr. Haywood will remove and reposition fat, tissue and skin, making your breasts smaller, smooth and contoured. Your areolas will also be adjusted so that they are flattering to your new breast shape. When Dr. Haywood believes she has achieved your aesthetic goals with your breasts, she will close the incisions off with fine sutures. Breast reduction takes approximately two to three hours, depending on the amount of work that is necessary. 

What Is Recovery Like After Breast Reduction Surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, you will experience pain and discomfort around your breasts after your breast reduction. However, the pain can be mitigated with prescribed medication. Swelling and bruising are also common side effects. Your breasts will be bandaged after the procedure, and a surgical bra may be recommended. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that will require approximately one to two weeks of downtime before you can return to work and other daily activities. Exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks after surgery.

What Results Can I Expect After My Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction results are noticeable immediately after the procedure. However, it will take approximately six months for your final results to be realized as swelling gradually subsides. When swelling is completely gone, your breasts will be smaller yet flattering to your figure. The procedure can potentially be a major confidence booster, and you will no longer experience pains associated with your breasts. Breast reduction results are permanent, but patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy, stable weight to maintain their results.

How Much Does Breast Reduction in Ontario Cost?

Unilateral Breast Reduction


What's Included

Surgeon + HST

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Mammaplasty at Brampton Plastic Surgery in Ontario

When a woman’s breasts are too large, they can become a source of physical and mental discomfort. If you struggle with overly large breasts, there is no reason to settle with them. Breast reduction can help. The surgical procedure can be customized to suit your unique circumstances. Dr. Haywood of Brampton Plastic Surgery in Ontario will ensure you attain results that you will be happy with, physically and mentally. Please schedule a consultation today by contacting us at 905-451-2285 or fill out our online contact form