Breast Reduction Video
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social setbacks for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create insecurity issues and embarrassment, as well as joint pain.
Dr. James Nachbar is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction.
Breast reduction is a dramatic procedure that can change your life. You will thank us every time you stand up!
Breast reduction at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. It also reduces the size of the areolae and repositions them so they appear normal with the new breast size.
The breast reduction procedure includes a breast lift, but adds the reduction of breast tissue to the breast lift.
Breast reduction can also be combined with at least a small breast implant, to not only reduce the size of the breasts and correct the loose and hanging tissue, but also bring back the perkiness of the breasts that you remember.
If you suffer from heavy and overly large breasts that interfere with daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the body you want.
This surgery is ideal for women who deal with frustration about the large size of their breasts or are not able to lead an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts.
Moreover, if you have ongoing issues, such as back pain or neck pain, this surgery can often greatly diminish these annoyances.
Because the breast tissue and nipple are freed from the surrounding skin, it is critical for breast reduction that you not smoke or "vape" for at least four weeks before and after surgery, to reduce the risk that some of the breast tissue or nipple will be damaged.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had breast augmentation in 2001, I loved Dr.Nacbar and his staff. .I was treated with the utmost respect and he was so honest and upfront with me! ! He took the time(( EVERY DR.SHOULD))but doesn't, to explain in depth the complete procedure, outcome and recovery time and was there to answer ANY QUESTIONS I had before and after. .His staff was awesome! ! The results were amazing. ..I now need to have them redone as I've lost weight to fast ((for reasons unknown)) & can't see...m to put it back on...So I'm hoping I can see him soon to get my implants refilled, as they told me they were covered for life ..And can't afford new ones. .I'm in Texas and wouldn't dare use any other Dr.!! He does excellent work and can be trusted regardless of what you have done! ! I just hope and pray I can get to Arizona somehow SOON,AS THEY HURT AND I AM EMBARRASSED TO LOOK AT THEM, FROM THE WEIGHT LOSS.. THANK YOU DR.NACBAR FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE IN THE PAST! ! TERESA"- T.J. / Facebook / Aug 09, 2016
"Breast Lift - Everyone at the office was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. They were fun and at the same time very professional. This was my second breast augmentation but first lift/reduction. I wanted by breasts smaller due to back aches and me being a runner, it was a bit uncomfortable. I also had a hard time finding clothes that fit right. I'm happy with the size I decided on, not too much smaller but just enough to fix the problems I had with them. I now feel they are proportionate to my body."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 01, 2017
"Dr. Nachbar is fantastic! I used him for my second breast augmentation in 2000, and they look as great now as they did then! He actually fixed a lot of the problems that I had from the previous surgery. I have referred countless friends to him, and I've had a handful of friends actually do procedures with him. Every single one of them is more than happy, and so am I! I highly recommend him! He is fantastic!"- D.S. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2017
"I am so happy I chose Dr. Nachbar for my breast augmentation. Surgery (cosmetic) or not is a big decision. His website was very informative - advising people the proper questions to ask cosmetic surgeons. The staff was welcoming and kind (especially Tammy). Dr. Nachbar is realistic with clients about their expectations. He does not impose any preferences and allows you the client to make the proper decision for yourself (ex: how many ccs to get for your breasts). He is very energetic and you can tell he loves what he does. His sense of humor helps diffuse any nervousness you have when talking with him. I had my breast augmentation done May 2, 2014, and I'm still happy with the results. His description of the healing process and what to expect during recovery was on point. Thanks Dr. Nachbar for giving me a lil more pep in my step."- O.2. / Yelp / Nov 11, 2014
"I am very happy with my breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Nachbar. The surgery and after care were without ANY complications. I had implants placed via the armpit incision and now a year later I cannot even tell where the incisions were (the scars are so minimal). I was always provided with first rate care by Dr. Nachbar and his staff. Whatever I needed or had questions about they immediately were there to support me and encourage me to be patient for the results. The results are amazing and I could not be more pleased. Read the information Dr. Nachbar gives you over and over again. His written information answers a lot of the questions through the recovery period. Dr. Nachbar was always a professional and provided me with the result I wanted. He made a dream come true for me. His fees are reasonable and the care he provided was superb. I would do it all over again. If you are wanting a breast augmentation please do your homework so that you will understand how implant size translates to the final breast size. Note: Go for more cc's rather than less. Dr. Nachbar will do what you ask (assuming it's reasonable) but you must do your homework about how many cc's will get you the look you want. He can't possibly read your mind so please check out the mentor website (or other implant mfgr) and the implant cc chart. That chart made it easy for me to see how wide an implant I could have and get the size I wanted. I went with the mentor high profile (more projection) so I could achieve the size I wanted (appx. DD) even though I am a petite woman. I did my homework therefore I contributed to the right result achieved. Dr. Nachbar is totally committed to providing you with a safe and wonderful result. I trust him completely and highly recommend him. I look forward to having an in office treatment (botox) with Dr. Nachbar. His rates are reasonable and he has the surgical experience to keep you well during and after your surgery."- Google User / Google / Oct 18, 2012
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed with general anesthesia.
Before surgery, Dr. Nachbar will carefully mark out the surgical plan, and in surgery he will release the nipple and areola from the surrounding skin, remove the outer layer of the skin in the lower breast, remove the unneeded skin to the sides of the lower breast, and elevate the skin so that the breast can be moved upward to where it belongs.
Dr. Nachbar will also create an "internal bra" with sutures to help hold the tissue upward.
If use of a breast implant is planned, the implant is placed under the pectoralis muscle at this time.
Following that, the surrounding tissue and skin will be pulled and lifted.
What to Expect
The overall recovery period for healing a breast reduction is similar to that of a breast lift, and is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery, because there is a longer scar to heal. After surgery, you will have skin strips on the incisions, some gauze, and a loose Ace Wrap around the chest. It is critical that the Ace Wrap be either loose or left off, because tightness here can interfere with blood supply to the nipple in the early post-operative period.
You can remove the Ace Wrap and gauze whenever you want, and should either replace it loosely, wear a very loose sports bra, or wear nothing tight on the chest. After removing the Ace Wrap and gauze, at least temporarily, you may shower as early as the day of surgery.
Your first return visit with Dr. Nachbar will be within the first few days after surgery. You should also expect to see some white sutures coming out around the areola and along the incisions for up to three months after surgery. For patients in the Phoenix area, we often see them at one month, two months, and three months after surgery to help remove those sutures. For patients who have traveled to Arizona for surgery, we can show you how to remove them yourself.
When breast implants are used in conjunction with a breast lift, you should expect the implants to be somewhat high immediately following surgery, and to settle into the breast over the weeks and months following surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Nachbar has assisted countless women to allow them to reclaim their health and enjoy a more robust life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your first visit at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nachbar will talk through all of the options to reach your desired outcome and develop a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. We welcome you to call our practice in Scottsdale, AZ to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.