Breast Reduction in Scottsdale, AZ

Overly large breasts can be inconvenient and painful for many women. While many desire to have fuller, larger breasts possible with breast augmentation surgery, some women believe that their breasts are too large and could benefit from a smaller breast size. The heaviness of large breasts can result in back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, reduces breasts to a comfortable and more convenient size. Over recent years, breast reduction surgery has become more common. Women are starting to realize that there is a surgical way to relieve them of their discomfort. If you are looking to lessen or alleviate the pain and discomfort stemming from your large breasts or are unhappy with your appearance, breast reduction surgery may be right for you.

The Benefits of Breast Reduction

• Relief of body pain
• Improved self-image
• Proportionate body contours
• A more youthful appearance

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What Can Be Achieved With a Breast Reduction?

Better-Fitting Clothing

Many women with overly large breasts can find it difficult to fit in some clothing. A shirt might fit in the waist or arms, but be too tight in the breasts. This often causes women to have to buy bigger clothes, causing their bodies to appear larger than they are. Having a hard time fitting in clothes can significantly harm a person’s self-esteem. A breast reduction works to decrease the size of the breasts, allowing clothes to fit more comfortably.

Alleviation of Pain and Discomfort

Body pain can interfere with daily activities as it is difficult to accomplish what you need to do when you are in pain. Large breasts put weight on the chest, causing a woman’s body to lean forward naturally. This leaning can cause stress on the shoulders, back, and neck that can result in chronic body pain and interfere with your daily life. A breast reduction decreases the size of your breasts and relieves your body of the extra weight.

Increased Self-Image

Overly large breasts can result in unwanted attention. People often stare or make comments when a woman has large breasts. This attention can often harm a woman’s self-confidence and make her feel uncomfortable out in public. Every woman should feel confident and proud of her body. A breast reduction can minimize your breast size so that you feel comfortable in your own skin.


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How Is Breast Reduction Performed?



Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. As you will feel tired and groggy after surgery, it is important to have someone with you to drive you home.

Incision Options

Incision Options

  • Donut: Concentric incisions are made around the areolas.
  • Lollipop: Incisions are made around the areolas and then vertically down the lower pole of the breast
  • Anchor or Inverted-T: Incisions are made around the areolas, vertically down the lower pole of the breast, and along the inframammary fold beneath the breast

Tissue Reduction

Tissue Reduction

After the incisions are made, Dr. Spies will remove excess tissue, fat, and skin. The remaining skin and tissue are then tightened. Dr. Spies will then reposition the areolas (if necessary) and close the incisions with removable sutures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is beneficial for women looking to reduce their breasts to a comfortable size. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:

  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations of your results
  • Are in generally good health
  • Are at or near your ideal weight

Is breast reduction painful?

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia so that you will not feel any pain. After the surgery, you will be sore and in some pain. It is important that you rest during this time and drink lots of fluids. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication to combat any pain and discomfort.

How can I prepare for breast reduction surgery?

Before your breast reduction, you should stop smoking and taking blood-thinning medications. Speak with your surgeon regarding what medications can affect your surgery. It is important to plan to take adequate time off work and other obligations. You will also need to plan for someone to drive you home after surgery.

What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a generally safe procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Spies. However, there are risks that come with any surgery. These may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Poor wound healing

How much does breast reduction cost in Scottsdale?

Breast reduction costs will vary between patients. The average cost is between $9,500 and $12,000. The cost depends on the location of the surgery, anesthesia fees, and surgeon fees. Financing options are available if needed. Schedule a consultation to receive a detailed financial plan based on your needs.

Can breast reduction surgery be combined with any other procedures?

You may wish to correct other parts of your body at the same time as your breast reduction. Other procedures that are commonly combined with breast reduction surgery include:

Talk to your surgeon to determine which procedures are right for you based on your needs and desires.

Will I have scars after breast reduction surgery?

Since incisions will be made on the breasts, scarring is inevitable. However, Dr. Spies will try his best to conceal the scars. Scars will fade over time.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019