About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can cause intense functional issues for women. In addition to this, overly large and unbalanced breasts can create self-image issues and embarrassment, as well as significant pain in the back and neck. Dr. Kirk Moore is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Midvale, UT who has helped countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle with breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic surgery at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts, creating a more normal size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and repositions them so that they look natural with your new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is also performed to give patients a more taut and youthful appearance.
If you have large, heavy breasts that get in the way of daily life, breast reduction surgery may be a good way to achieve the silhouette you desire. This surgery is an effective procedure for women who are plagued by stress and emotional anxiety or who struggle to lead an active life because of the size of their breasts. If you suffer from ongoing skin rashes or irritations (as well as neck pain), this surgery can reduce these annoyances. It is important that patients are at a healthy weight before their procedure. Just as well, it is vital to find an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Moore, who understands your aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to produce a natural, stunning result.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"35 Year Old Tall, Thin Rapid Recovery Dual Plane Breast Augmentation - Midvale, UT - I am 35 years old, 5'10" and 135 lbs. I've always been a B cup but during both pregnancies, breast size increased to an F. Unfortunately this meant that subsequently the girls were more like old socks with the old breast tissue hanging at the bottom. I decided to take the plunge and undergo breast augmentation. As a professional, I wanted to have as little down time as possible so opted to go..."- L. / RealSelf / Apr 26, 2014
"Breast lift / implants - I am so happy I chose Dr. Moore! I just had a lollipop lift with breast implants 3 weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. I’m still recovering and have a few weeks left but I’m very happy with my results and absolutely adore everyone in that office. Dr Moore knows what he’s doing and did a beautiful job! I can’t wait to see what they look like when I’m fully healed."- B. / RealSelf / Nov 21, 2018
"400cc augmentation after reduction - 3 years ago I had a breast reduction that ended up leaving me almost flat chested. I was devastated but felt crazy for wanting to have boobs again after having a reduction. I had my consult with Dr Moore and knew immediately he was the surgeon for me! He made me feel so comfortable and assured me the way I was feeling was normal and actually common. His staff was always pleasant and comforting! They made me feel amazing and my results are better than I was hoping for! Highly recommend!"- T. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2019
"Hands down to Dr.Moore. Getting breast augmentation is the most exciting but scariest at the same time . You just never know what can go wrong. But omg I can’t express myself how impressed and thankful I went to Dr.Moore. His staff and him made it so easy and welcoming. Did an amazing job love my results First day no pain at all just a bit dizzy for like two hours and the next day a bit sore but nothing out of the norm. I highly recommend him 💪🏽🖤 Im going back to him for the rest of my work 💯‼️"- D.L. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
"My decision to have Breast Augmentation took over 10 years. Mostly me just saying I’m to practical to do that. I really wish I had done this at 40 (had my last child at 39) vs waiting till I was 50! Dr Moore and his staff were amazing. They let me decide what I wanted and helped me make the right decision on size and type of implants based on the results I was looking for. I’m a Flight Attendant and Soccer mom so super busy with no time to have surgery recovery time. I was back on my feet the next day and Back to flying in only 3 weeks.. Yes there are ups and downs as you recover but at 3 month now they feel like they are just part of me and always have been. They feel and look completely normal and before they both looked down and one looks right while the other looked left, you ladies know what I mean! I am in love with how I look. Did it make me a different person? Do I act different? Do I dress different? No to all, but it made me feel good about myself again. I did this for me and it’s the best decision I have made in years!"- S.S. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
Breast reduction surgery is performed in our on-site AAAASF-accredited surgery area with general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is dependent upon various factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and the degree of reduction. Whether or not you undergo a nipple and areola repositioning will also be a determiner in regards to your procedure time. In most cases, liposuction is used for fat removal to decrease the breast size. During the consultation, all of these factors will be discussed with Dr. Moore. The degree of scarring you will see may also be talked about as scarring from this procedure is common. However, advanced methods have led to a decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be employed. The breast tissue will be removed, and the remaining tissue and skin will be tightened accordingly.
What to Expect
After surgery, patients will be observed closely in our private recovery area and then sent home to heal. A draining tube will most likely be placed near the surgical site to help control swelling and bleeding. A medical sports bra will be provided for several days, allowing an improvement in blood flow to the breasts during your initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-operative side effects will diminish. The majority of our patients at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah remark that they feel less weighed down and more self-assured following their procedure. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new figure. It's important to remember to stay at a healthy weight so that your results do not become negatively impacted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be discussed with Dr. Moore during your consultation. Once he has developed your personal treatment plan, it will be easier to estimate your costs, including the cost of anesthesia and more. Breast reduction surgery often causes a significant improvement in our patients' lives so our team can help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment more affordable.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position on the breast during your surgery. If a large amount of breast tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be relocated as well. Dr. Moore will choose a technique (such as the anchor incision) so the nipple and areola can be positioned higher on the breast. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. All of these options will be discussed during your consultation, where Dr. Moore will assist you in your decision on the best treatment plan for your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Moore recommends that patients cease having children and breastfeeding by the time they have their breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After your breast reduction procedure, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery so your results are easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Moore will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you can do afterward to ensure your happiness with your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Moore has helped countless women reclaim their chance at having a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your first visit to Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moore will discuss all of your options to reach your desired outcome and create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We invite you to call our practice in Midvale, UT to learn more about our life-changing breast reduction technique.