Breast Reduction for Women

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A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) removes excess skin, fat and tissue. If your large breast size causes discomfort or makes you feel self-conscious, the experienced plastic surgeons with Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) can make your breasts smaller and better proportioned for your body.

Need Immediate Care?
For emergency services, call 911.

For non-emergency walk-in care, try an ExpressCARE location.
Need help scheduling or have a question?
Call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

The pulling weight of heavy breasts can lead to chronic pain in your back, shoulders and neck. A large chest can also make you feel self-conscious in certain clothes.

At LVHN, our board-certified plastic surgeons are experts at breast reduction surgery, or mammoplasty.

During this procedure, your doctor removes excess skin, tissue and fat from your breasts. The result is a more balanced, flattering figure and less discomfort.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery for women

Breast reduction surgery can:

  • Reduce the size, volume and weight of your breasts
  • Alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Make your breasts more symmetrical in appearance
  • Prevent skin infections that occur due to sweat build-up under large breasts
  • Reposition and elevate nipples

What you should know about breast reduction surgery for women at LVHN

You’re in safe hands.

Breast reduction surgery is typically done in an outpatient setting. However, some patients may need to stay overnight.

The procedure is relatively safe. Still, all surgeries have risks. To reduce those risks, your breast surgery takes place in a fully equipped operating room with an experienced medical team.

We offer additional cosmetic procedures.

To achieve desired results, your doctor may recommend having a breast lift to reposition and firm your breasts. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight may benefit from skin removal after weight loss, too.

Your health insurer may cover this procedure.

If you have documented health problems, such as a history of back or shoulder pain, your health insurance company may cover the costs of this procedure.

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