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Breast Reduction Philadelphia

Breasts can be a source of confidence for women. Many women, though, are unable to take pride in their appearance because of their breasts. Women may feel that their breasts sag or are the wrong size for their frame. Patients come to the practice of Eric A. Marchant, MD in the Philadelphia area for breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast implant replacement surgery.

Other names for Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammoplasty

Breast Lift with Tissue Removal

Procedure Expectations:

Breast reduction is like a breast lift as it positions the areola/nipple up into an optimal aesthetic position.

Breast reduction can change the size of the areola.

Breast reduction can help to shape the breast.

Procedure Limitations:

Breast reduction surgery has limitations as to how much breast tissue can safely be removed.

Breast reduction does not create upper breast fullness. Most often, saline or silicone gel implants are needed to achieve upper breast fullness.

Breast reduction can help to achieve better breast symmetry.

Surgical Time:

Two hours


Breast reduction patients should refrain from any aerobic activity and lifting over 10 lbs for three weeks. Most patients return to more sedentary jobs within one to two weeks.

Women with very large breasts often tell us that they have been told their entire lives how “lucky” they are to have ample breasts. But after years of back pain, neck pain, and reduced capacity for an active lifestyle, it becomes apparent that large breasts can be more of a burden. The goal of breast reduction is to reduce the breast to the degree necessary for your health while maintaining a figure that is proportionate and feminine.

An anchor-shaped incision will be made around the areola, down the midline, and under the breast. The areola is raised to a higher position on the chest and excess breast tissue is removed in accordance with the desired look. Breast skin will then be removed from the bottom of the breast for a firm appearance. The diameter of the patient’s areola may be reduced in proportion with the new breast size.

Your breasts will be smaller, lighter, and firmer after surgery. Physical activities will be far easier and you will find that most clothes fit your new frame. After undergoing breast reduction surgery, women who used to feel weighted down by heavy, pendulous breasts feel freer, more active, and more confident. In our experience, women who change their breast size for medical reasons find that their more active lifestyle helps to improve their overall health.