One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Breast Reduction

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman-or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious.

Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.

If you’re considering breast reduction, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure- when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.


Patient #1

Before

After

Age: 36
Height: 5'
Weight (lbs): 128
Pre-op bra size: 36DD
Grams removed: 264g Right and 317g Left
Post-op bra size: 36C
Technique: Central Mound
Photos Taken: 3 months post-op

Patient #2

Before

After

Age: 48
Height: 5'6"
Weight (lbs): 163
Pre-op bra size: 36DDD
Grams removed: 574g Right and 573g Left
Post-op bra size: 36C
Technique: Central Mound
Photos taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #3

Before

After

Age: 35
Height: 5'9"
Weight (lbs): 176
Pre-op bra size: 36G
Grams removed: 492g Right and 590g Left
Post-op bra size: 36DD
Photos taken: 5 months post-op

Patient #4

Before

After

Age: 53
Height: 5'3.5"
Weight (lbs): 165
Pre-op bra size: 34FF/G
Grams removed: 560g Right and 436g Left
Post-op bra size: 34D
Photos taken: 3 months post-op

Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.