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Cosmetic Breast Reduction

Cosmetic Breast Reduction in Ann Arbor, MI

Many women find great relief after breast reduction surgery. Exercise becomes easier. Clothes fit better. Back and bra-strap pain disappears. Our breast reduction patients are typically thrilled they finally went through with a surgery they’d been considering for years. The 12,000+ reviews on RealSelf echoes this sentiment. There, 98% of all respondents rate breast reduction as “Worth It.”

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is conveniently located and ready to help you with your breast surgery needs. Contact one of our office locations to learn more about breast reduction in Michigan. You can reach Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 436-2186.

Cosmetic Breast Reduction: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Work with your surgeon to find a breast size that complements your anatomy while alleviating the physical and aesthetic complaints you have concerning your breasts.

Ask your surgeon about your options for enhancing the nipple and areola during your reduction surgery.

This isn’t a simple question to answer and largely comes down to preference. If your breasts are causing discomfort, either with their appearance or weight, come in and explore your options. Finding the right size is much more complex than cup size alone.

Most of our reduction mammaplasty patients are delighted by their new appearance, and prefer their smaller breasts, even with a few scars. Our surgeons use scar reducing techniques to minimize the appearance of scarring.

Understanding Breast Reduction

Breast reduction seeks to reduce the size of the breasts. It is usually performed on patients with large and heavy breasts. Those frustrated with asymmetrical breasts also seek breast reduction surgery.

The goals of this procedure include:

  • Lifting and firming the breasts
  • Reducing the size of the breasts
  • Improving the breast’s shape and proportions
  • Enhancing the nipple/areola, if needed
  • Improving breast symmetry
  • Reducing the weight of the breasts by removing skin, fat and glandular tissues


We achieve these goals by removing tissue from the breasts. Your surgeon will carefully place incisions on and around the breasts. Through these incisions skin, fat, and other breast tissues are removed. The breasts are reshaped and lifted, as are the nipples and areolas. Once your surgeon has completed the procedure, you are placed into a supportive bra. Patients spend a short time in recovery before heading home.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, schedule your consultation today.

Are My Breasts Large Enough For Reduction?

A common misconception about reduction mammaplasty is the breasts must be very large to benefit from this procedure. Although our surgeons have performed reductions on patients with F, G, and H cup sizes and larger, we’ve also worked with women with much smaller breasts. If your breasts are bothersome, let’s chat and see if this procedure could benefit you.

Recovery After Breast Reduction

Reduction mammaplasty is an outpatient procedure. Patients return home the day of their surgery and recover in the comfort of familiar surroundings.

  • You’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.
  • An average patient will miss 1-2 weeks of work for breast reduction recovery.
  • To reduce discomfort after surgery, we infuse the breast tissues with a long-lasting anesthetic. This cuts down on the need for pain medication and leads to a more comfortable recovery.
  • Soreness, swelling, and bruising are very common. These recovery side effects will fade in the weeks after your procedure.
  • Patients return to Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for follow-up care, usually multiple times during recovery.
  • Full recovery after reduction mammaplasty takes 6-8 weeks.

Our plastic surgeons will provide detailed recovery instructions as you prepare for your procedure. We’re available if you have questions or concerns. Reach out if you need us!

The Benefits of Cosmetic Breast Reduction in Ann Arbor, MI

Breast reduction surgery offers both cosmetic and physical benefits. These benefits include:

  • Less back and neck pain
  • Easier exercise and physical activity
  • Clothing fits better
  • Freedom to wear more clothing styles
  • Breasts are no longer your most noticeable feature
  • Improved aesthetics

What benefits will you enjoy when your breasts are smaller and lighter? Come in for a consultation to learn what breast surgery can do for you.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Breast Reduction FAQs

Any breast surgery can impact breastfeeding, but it doesn’t always. A breast reduction or a lift may be more likely to cause problems than breast augmentation. There is no way to know in advance if you’ll be able to breastfeed if you’ve had previous breast surgery. Talk with your surgeon if have concerns or if you’re planning a future pregnancy and are hoping to breastfeed.

Costs for surgery are determined based on the complexity of a procedure and the expected amount of time needed for a successful result. After we examine your breasts and review your history, we can provide more detailed information about the procedure’s costs. Come in for a consultation.

Reduction mammaplasty is customized to each patient’s needs and desires. We may remove less than a pound or multiple pounds of tissue, all depending on your goals for the procedure.

Breast reduction surgery has high satisfaction rates. Most patients only regret that they didn’t have surgery sooner, and, as mentioned above, breast reduction patients are among the happiest patients we see.

At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we perform cosmetic breast reductions and therefore no insurance claims are submitted.

Our surgeons are highly skilled and use scar reducing techniques and careful incision placement to minimize visible scarring on the breasts. Due to the large incisions required for a breast reduction procedure, scarring is unavoidable. The aesthetic improvement in breast size and shape is usually so substantial that it offsets any scars that result.

Ask us about cosmetic breast reduction in Michigan today. You can reach Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 436-2186. You can always leave a message on our online form as well.