Breast Reduction Surgery: All the Facts

If your breasts are causing you pain or chronic headaches, it might be time to consider getting a breast reduction.


Oversized breasts can lead to multiple medical problems, such as back pain, neck pain, scars in your bra lines, rashes underneath your breast, and chronic headaches. Hundreds of scientific studies document the relief of these symptoms from breast reduction. Breast reduction is often covered by insurance if certain criteria are met. We will evaluate your breasts and write to your insurance company to determine coverage. Reduction patients may stay in the hospital for one night and are off work for 1 to 2 weeks. Reduction patients are among the most grateful women that we have because they feel so much better, have more energy, and are more able to exercise.



Breast reduction surgery removes some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts. It can also make the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple smaller. The benefits of having a procedure done include:


  • Increased feeling of comfort - Personal comfort level is important and large or oversized breasts can cause a multitude of health problems such as headaches, bad posture, neck pain and more. The constant strain of heavy breasts can be evident in painful marks on the body left by bra straps.
  • Allows you to participate more - Larger breasts sometimes prevent women from participating in sports or other activities that are painful and awkward with larger breasts. Getting a breast reduction allows women to have more physical freedom than they might have had previously.
  • Changes your appearance - If you’ve ever felt self conscious about your breasts, having a reduction will make you feel more confident in yourself. This is especially true if your large breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body or if it is hard for you to find clothes that fit you well.


The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.


As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness


If you have any questions about Breast Reduction Surgery, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit today! Be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Source: Breast Reduction, WedMD

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