C. U. Kesh Nawada, M.D.

1121 1st St S, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) - Winter Haven, Orlando, Central FL

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Breast Reduction Overview

Breast reduction is both a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedure performed to decrease breast size through the removal of excess tissue, fat, and skin. Technically called reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction gives patients physical and emotional relief from the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The end result of this procedure is smaller, shapelier breasts with a more lifted, youthful contour. The amount of glandular tissue, breast fat, and skin removed is determined by the patient’s desired breast size and suggestions from board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesh Nawada. This professional opinion will be given based on Dr. Nawada’s years of experience, according to what is a realistic outcome for the patient's body and lifestyle, in order to achieve the shape and contour they desire. During the initial consultation, the patient will browse before and after photos of our previous patients who are of a similar age, body frame, breast size, and shape. Women have many personal reasons for visiting Dr. Nawada at his office in Winter Haven, FL for breast reduction, including:

    •    Large, heavy, uncomfortable breasts that hinder their daily activities
    •    Neck, shoulder, and lower back pain from the weight of heavy breasts
    •    Excessive sagging of the breasts
    •    Irritated skin in the breast crease and along the bra strap lines

Breast Reduction Surgical Technique

During breast reduction surgery, surgeon skill is important. In addition to minimizing scarring, there will be a focus on maintaining a healthy blood supply to the nipple areola complex. This is essential because once the nipple and areola are repositioned, blood vessels will work to reestablish blood flow in order to prevent discoloration of the nipple and loss of feeling. Excess breast tissue is generally removed through a liposuction method and loose skin will also be surgically removed.

Incision Placement

An “anchor” incision is one of the most commonly used techniques during this surgery. An incision is made around the areola, which extends down to follow the natural curve and crease of the breast. It is also referred to as a vertical “T”. Once the breast is resized and reshaped, the nipple and areola will be repositioned and then the lift will be performed so the breast sits higher on the chest. The incisions will generally include absorbable stitches on the inside of the breast. There are variations to this incision pattern that can be used depending on breast size and aesthetic goals.

Breast Reduction During/After Surgery

A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes about 2-4 hours to complete. During surgery, a training tube may be placed to control bleeding and swelling. For the first several weeks, patients will be directed to wear a surgical bra or compression garment. Most patients are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, and may begin exercising by 4-6 weeks. The visible results of a breast reduction will be immediate. However, it may take 6 months or longer for nipple sensitivity to return.

Breast Reduction Expected Cost

Because larger breasts sometimes create physical problems for women, insurance may cover a portion of breast reduction surgery. Insurance coverage does vary, thus patients should confirm with their provider as to what will or will not be covered. After the initial consultation, our office will be able to submit an official surgery recommendation letter to the insurance company to assist in gaining coverage. Our billing and insurance coordinator will work with each patient on this. The average cost for a breast reduction procedure with a lift averages between $8,000-$10,000. 

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
2-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1-3 Days
Procedure Recovery Location  
Inpatient & Outpatient
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Breast Reduction FAQ's

Long-Lasting Results?

The results following breast reduction surgery should remain the same as long as a significant amount of weight gain does not occur. The natural aging process and gravity will, over time, change the laxity of a woman’s breast, but the size should remain steady if there is not a pregnancy or weight gain that follows.

Areolas Reduction?

One of the drawbacks to having excessively large breasts is an enlarged areola (the slightly darker area surrounding the nipple). Thankfully, breast reduction surgery corrects this. Since the incision occurs around the areola, it is a relatively simple technique to trim away the desired amount of areola and reshape it into a smaller size so it looks proportional with the new breast size and shape.

Average Reduction Size?

This varies depending on the patient’s aesthetic and physical goals. After breast reduction surgery, it is common to go down a complete cup size, if not two.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary. Prices given are for information only and can vary from patient to patient, or case by case, based on many factors like age, conditions and size of the anatomical area(s) needing to be dealt with and/or medical conditions and length of surgery, etc. Quoted prices may include: Surgeon’s Fee, Facility Fee, Anesthesia Fee and the cost of Post-Op Garments (Liposuction patients only).