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Women with overly large breasts know what it means to have too much of a good thing. Breasts that are too large can cause physical pain and discomfort and detract from your overall appearance.

Our board-certified breast surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert AZ perform breast reduction surgery to reduce physical discomfort and create a more balanced, and harmonious silhouette.*

We proudly provide the best breast reduction Phoenix and surrounding areas have to offer.


*Dr. LaBarbera is a board eligible plastic surgeon at Arizona Aesthetics Associates.

What is a Breast Reduction Surgery?

A breast reduction procedure may include surgical removal of breast tissue along with liposuction to remove excess fat in the breasts. The surgeon typically makes a lollipop-shaped incision around the areola and vertically down each breast. Through the incision, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed to reduce the size of the breast, and reshape the remaining tissue to a rounded, plump, natural look.

A breast reduction includes a breast lift, so in the process of reducing the breast size, the areola is reduced in diameter and raised to a better position.

The areola and nipple are almost always left connected to the ducts, nerves, and blood supply. By doing so sensation and breast feeding are left intact.

What to Expect from a Breast Reduction Surgery

Many women who have breast reduction surgery are thrilled to get the extra weight off their chest.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery include:

  • Breasts that are firmer, lifted, and more youthful-looking
  • More balanced and attractive overall silhouette with breasts in better proportion to the body
  • Bras fit more comfortably and attractively
  • Relief from pain and discomfort caused by overly large breasts
  • Better appearance in swim suits, sports bras and form-fitting clothes
  • Greater ease in performing daily activities and sports
  • Greater self-confidence and less unwanted attention
  • Large nipples and stretched areolas reduced in the same procedure, so you look better in or out of clothing
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Recovery After Your Breast Reduction Surgery

You will be allowed to return home very soon after your breast reduction in Scottsdale. You will need to wear a surgical bra, which will maintain your newly reshaped breasts in the position they need to remain to heal properly. It is very important that you wear this bra at all times during the first few weeks. You will be allowed to take it off when you are shower or bathe. You may experience some bruising and swelling - this is to be expected.

After two weeks or so, patients usually feel ready to return to their daily routines. You must, however, wait until four to six weeks post-surgery to resume more strenuous activities or high-impact exercise. Most of the swelling will diminish within a month or so. The final size and shape of your new breasts will take between 6 months to a full year to be 100% visible.

Why Choose Us for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates Plastic Surgery perform breast reduction surgery at our Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert AZ clinics and are known for their exceptional surgical skills.*

All of the plastic surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates are expertly trained and ready to help you achieve the breast reduction result you desire.

If you are looking for the most professional and cosmetically pleasing breast reduction Phoenix has to offer, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.


*Dr. LaBarbera is a board eligible plastic surgeon at Arizona Aesthetics Associates.

Different Methods of a Breast Reduction

Here are the main methods of performing a breast reduction surgery:

  • Vertical or "Lollipop"
  • Inverted-T or "Anchor"
  • Liposuction
  • "Donut" or "Benelli"

During your consultation for a breast reduction in Scottsdale, one of our doctors will go over your surgical method options with you.

While there are definitely certain methods your doctor may medically recommend for your specific case, you can also voice if you prefer one method to another.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Take?

A breast reduction in Phoenix can take anywhere from two to five hours depending on the extent of the work that is required.

Will I Be Given General Anesthesia?

Yes, during the procedure you will be under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, whichever is most appropriate in your case.

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Procedure Cost?

Breast reduction surgery varies in cost. There are fees associated with the surgery and each case is assessed based on the degree of the surgical work needed and the estimated length of the surgery. We can advise you of the cost in your case after a private consultation.

Will There Be Visible Scarring?

Incisions are made where they will be the least visible, such as around the nipple and down the front of the breast from the nipple as well as below the breast. In some cases, incisions are made in the armpit crease. In either case, they are not visible when wearing a swimsuit or a plunging neckline on a revealing top. Scars fade over time, typically appearing as a thin white line when fully healed.

What is the Difference Between Anchor and Lollipop incisions?

The lollipop incision goes around the nipple and down the front of the breast. The anchor incision builds off of the lollipop by adding an incision along the breast crease. The anchor incision would be used for breasts that require a more extensive reduction.

What is the “donut” or “Benelli” Incision?

This incision is made solely around the areola and so there is minimal visible scarring after a full recovery. Our plastic surgeon will inform you which method is right for your procedure and to will be best in producing the size, shape and projection of breasts that you envision.

Will My Insurance Cover it?

If your breasts are causing health problems such as back or neck pain, constant rashes, or other health issues, then your insurance may cover some amount of the cost of breast reduction surgery.

Is Financing Available?

Yes, financing is available for your breast reduction in Scottsdale. We offer both CareCredit and Alphaeon to our clients as financing options for your procedure.

What Are the Disadvantages of Excessively Large Breasts?

Bigger is not always better when it comes to the breasts.

Breasts that are too large for the body can have serious disadvantages for women.

Because we understand that there are many different reasons women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery, we feel confident we are able to deliver the best breast reduction in Phoenix and Scottsdale, to accommodate your needs.

Some of the disadvantages you may be familiar with are as follows:

Health Problems

Overly large breasts can cause a variety of health issues, including:

  • Chafing and skin conditions under the breasts
  • Poor posture
  • Grooves in the shoulders caused by heavy breasts pulling on bra straps
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
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Limited Activities

Large breasts can get in the way of daily activities and make vigorous exercise a problem. Running, aerobics, yoga, swimming, and team sports may be out of the question for overly endowed women.

Even if you can find a sports bra in the right size, the weight of excessively large breasts can cause a woman to get tired more easily and negatively impact quality of life.

Limited Wardrobe Choices

Many large-breasted women have trouble finding clothes and bras that fit. Most clothing manufacturers do not make clothes that fit or look well on women with larger breast sizes. Because they have little choice, women with overly large breasts may wear clothes that are made for women with smaller breasts, or generally are ill-fitting to accommodate the large chest size.

Self-Consciousness

Large breasted women may have to deal with unwanted attention as a result of breast size. They may be treated differently in the workplace, regardless of professionalism and competence. Women with overly large breasts may exclude themselves from physical activities and social situations because they are self-conscious about the way they look.

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