Breast Reduction

Are You Experiencing Pain, Discomfort Or Embarrassment Because Your Breasts Are Too Large?

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Are your breasts to large?

Do your breasts cause you pain and discomfort? Do you experience backaches, neck or shoulder pain due to the excess weight of oversized breasts?

Do they limit your physical activity?

Is buying a bra a hassle?

Embarrassed and uncomfortable due to your condition?

Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is removal of excess breast tissue, skin and repositioning the nipple areolar complex to allow your breast to be more proportional to your body. Large breasts may interfere with your daily activities, due to back pain, neck and shoulder pain, posture problems, and rashes under the inframmary fold where maintaining hygiene care may be difficult.

The goal for breast reduction surgery is to remove the excess breast tissues to achieve symptomatic improvement. The amount of breast tissues and skin removal will determine the end result of the scar placement. The surgical scar vary from circumvertical or circumvertical inverted gTh where the scar will be around the nipple areolar complex and extend vertically down the breasts, or the scar will extend further horizontally along the inframmary fold.

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation With Dr. Vu Today By Calling 503.601.2910 or Toll Free 866.297.8522.

This is a procedure covered by CosmetAssure. Learn how Dr. Vu protects you from any potential financial burden from complications by visiting our Complications Assurance page.


Breast Reduction – A Quick Glance

Who is a Breast Reduction Candidate?

  • If you have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra-strap indentations and chafing under the breasts.
  • If you have excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self- confidence.
  • If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise.

Breast Reduction Intended Results

  • More attractive contour and smaller breast size.
  • Freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts.
  • Improved self image.

Breast Reduction Procedure Description

  • The procedure is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis or in the hospital.
  • Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple-areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast.
  • The nipple-areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location and excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed.

Breast Reduction Recuperation and Healing

  • The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra.
  • The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing.
  • Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication.
  • Scars will usually fade in 6-12 months.
  • Surgery will probably reduce and possibly eliminate the ability to breastfeed.

Breast Reduction Other Options
An additional procedure that would enhance the result is Liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.

Breast Reduction Insurance Guidelines

  • This procedure is commonly covered by insurance though insurance criteria are becoming more and more restrictive.
  • Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre authorization.


  • The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation.
  • All surgical procedures have some degree of risk.
  • Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.
  • Major complications are rare.

We offer patient financing thru Care Credit and Please contact our office at 503-601-2910 to obtain more information on how to obtain best rate and initiate application process.

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Breast Reduction Potential Risks

No surgeries are performed without risks. Our goal is to perform the planned procedure, take extra precaution during surgery, and most important of all is to be safe and yet achieve utmost optimal outcomes. Following are some of the potential risks that are commonly discussed about regarding breast augmentation.

A: Scar

Breast reduction scars encircle the areola, drop vertically from the areola to the crease beneath the breast, and run horizontally in the crease. The overall shape of the scars resembles an “anchor.”

Any of these scars may thicken and spread or remain red for many months. Dr. Vu will suture them all meticulously, using the best plastic surgery technique available at the time of surgery. How they eventually look, however, depends largely on your own unique
skin qualities and healing characteristics.

Occasionally, injections of a steroid(Kenalog) into thick scars can help flatten them. Dr. Vu recommends waiting at least one year before scar revisional surgery be entertained, allowing enough time for scar maturation. Dr. Vu and her staff work actively with your postoperative recovering to ensure best quality scar formation possible.

B: Loss of Sensation

Although many patients experience partial numbness of some skin areas after a breast reduction, permanent sensory loss is rare. It is not common, but permanent loss of sensation to the nipple also can occur.

Erection of the nipple, a nonsensory function, is usually present after surgery. Reduced sensation may improve for up to 2

C. Asymmetry

Very few women have perfectly symmetrical breasts. After surgery, you may still have some asymmetry. This usually improves when the swelling subsides. Rarely, patients require further small revisions a year or more after surgery.

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Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation With Dr. Vu Today By Calling 503.601.2910 or Toll Free 866.297.8522.

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