American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member Log In For Medical Professionals
 

Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammaplasty

Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Questions to ask your breast reduction surgeon

Use this checklist as a guide during your breast reduction consultation:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Are you a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Where and how will you perform my breast reduction procedure?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results from breast reduction surgery?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my breast reduction procedure?
  • How are breast reduction complications handled?
  • How will breast reduction affect my ability to breastfeed?
  • How can I expect my breasts to look over time? After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome?
  • Do you have breast reduction before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure? Which results are reasonable for me to expect?


Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Linda Mosely Headshot

Linda Mosely MD

1860 Town Center Drive Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 481-1811

Craig Dufresne Headshot

Craig Dufresne MD

5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1208
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 654-9151

David Berman Headshot

David Berman MD

14 Pidgeon Hill Drive Berman Cosmetic Surgery & S...
Sterling, VA 20165
Shlomo Widder Headshot

Shlomo Widder MD

8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 506-0300

Byron Poindexter Headshot

Byron Poindexter MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Fadi Nukta Headshot

Fadi Nukta MD

21785 Filigree Court Suite 206
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 574-2588

Haven Barlow Headshot

Haven Barlow MD

802 Bestgate Road Suite A
Annapolis, MD 21401
Gloria Duda Headshot

Gloria Duda MD

6845 Elm Street Suite 708
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 893-1111

Logo

Patient Care Center