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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.

Breast reduction candidates

Overly large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort.

The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts can be as important an issue as the physical discomfort and pain.

Breast reduction is a good option for you if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Don't smoke
  • Are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • Have breasts that limit your physical activity
  • Experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • Have shoulder indentations from bra straps
  • Have skin irritation beneath the breast crease


Surgeons In Your Area

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Martin Morse MD

10132 Colvin Run Road Suite F
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(703) 757-6190

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Roberta Gartside MD

1300 Chain Bridge Road The Magassey Building
McLean, VA 22101

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Linda Mosely MD

1860 Town Center Drive Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 481-1811

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Shlomo Widder MD

8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 506-0300

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Craig Dufresne MD

5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1208
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(301) 654-9151


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