Large, heavy breasts can be very difficult to live with. The body can appear out of proportion and unbalanced, and the breast tissue is so heavy it can begin to sag and droop, even in younger women. Along with the appearance, various uncomfortable symptoms can arise, such as chafing, rashes, deep grooves in shoulders from bra straps, and back pain.

In years of doing thousands of breast reduction in Seattle surgeries, Dr. Egrari always tells his patients that this is one of the most gratifying operations in plastic surgery.


Who is a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

If you have large, heavy breasts which cause breathing difficulties, or back, shoulder and neck pain; poor posture; bra-strap indentation; and chafing or rashes beneath the breasts.

If you have excessive breast size which decreases your sense of attractiveness and self-confidence.

If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise.

If you have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, our breast reduction in Bellevue surgery may be the procedure you're looking for.

If you feel that your breasts are disproportional to the rest of your body, or are distracting to others.


Intended Results

  • More attractive contour and smaller breast size.
  • Freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts.
  • Improved self-image.
  • The ability to find clothing that fits as it should.
  • A more attractive, balanced figure by bringing harmony to your overall body appearance.
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Breast Reduction Procedure Description:

  • Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple-areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex while intact is moved to the desired location and excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. The areola can also be reduced by removing skin around the perimeter to complement the reduced breast size.
  • The breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
  • Occasionally, liposuction can be performed with our breast reduction in Seattle surgery to eliminate some portion of excess fat. Dr. Egrari uses a highly advanced liposuction device that reduces discomfort and any negative side effects from the procedure.
  • After sufficient tissue and fat have been removed, sutures are placed deep within the breast tissue to provide support for the weight of the breasts. The incision is then closed, and you will rest for a period in our luxurious recovery suite prior to returning home.
  • In some cases, only a vertical incision is necessary for breast reduction.
  • The innovative technique of “free nipple graft” is appropriate for women who have excessively large and pendulous breasts.
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Recuperation and Healing After Breast Reduction Surgery:

  • The incisions are covered with light dressing, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breast comfortably during initial healing and helps to keep all the tissues firmly in place during recovery.
  • Occasionally, drains are used for the first 24 hours.
  • Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication.
  • Scars will fade tremendously in 6 to 12 months. A total scar control program will be presented to all patient undergoing this operation.
  • Breast reduction surgery will probably reduce the ability to breast feed.

What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery:

Many women report almost immediate relief from discomfort or pain in their back, neck, and shoulders.

Your posture will likely improve with the removal of additional weight on your chest, further alleviating discomfort and chronic pain.

Bras and other clothing will fit better and accentuate your balanced figure.


Other Treatment Options with Breast Reduction:

  • An additional procedure that enhances results is liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fatty areas around the breasts.
  • Liposuction for breast reduction has been widely debated in medical circles. Generally, this is not the standard of care and should not be employed as the primary method of reducing breast size.
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information on breast reduction surgery at https://www.plasticsurgery.org/

Insurance Guidelines for Breast Reduction:

Dr. Egrari is not a participating provider for health insurance. This is becoming a common trend in plastic surgery and other medical providers. However, our staff can provide our patients with all the necessary information including codes, notes, letters and pictures to obtain insurance pre-authorization. For women suffering from symptoms associated with overlarge breasts, your health insurance may pay for part of your procedure, and we can advise you how to get the information you need.


Get your Breast Reduction from an Accomplished Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Egrari has owned and operated Egrari Plastic Surgery Center in Bellevue for almost two decades, and has garnered a reputation for his artistry and skill. He is a double board-certified surgeon, well-respected for his contributions to advanced plastic surgery, and a member of a range of professional committees and groups.

Our staff are committed to providing the highest quality care and providing all the information you need throughout treatment to provide a deeper level of understanding.

If you struggle with oversized breasts that cause pain or discomfort, let us help you!

Visit our gallery to look at images of patients who have undergone our breast reduction in Bellevue procedure performed by our accomplished plastic surgeon, Dr. Egrari.

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