Having excessively large or disproportionate breasts can create several challenges, such as physical discomfort, emotional distress, lack of self-esteem, and interference with common, daily activities. That is why many women dealing with this occurrence turn to breast reduction procedures to alleviate the discomfort. Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified and internationally recognized Raleigh plastic surgeon, has helped numerous women improve the quality of their life and boost their self-confidence by eliminating the pain associated with excessively large breasts and decreasing them to a desired size.
Breast reduction surgery, also referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is an effective procedure designed to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from a women's breasts. Women generally receive a breast reduction to acquire more proportionate breasts in relation to their bodies or to eliminate the pain that can arise from excessively large breasts, which is also known as macromastia.
During this procedure, Dr. Ortiz will surgically remove excess fat, tissue, and skin through meticulously placed incisions on your breasts. Depending on the particular circumstances, liposuction may be used in conjunction with the manual removal technique. Dr. Ortiz will examine your individual situation to determine which method is the safest and most suitable for you and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Once the procedure is complete, the results are immediately and noticeably visible, and patients will leave with reduced, pain-free breasts.
Navigating through everyday life with excessively large or disproportionate breasts can be a challenge. Whether your breasts are simply disproportionate to your body or the source of daily pain as a result of the size, we encourage you to contact Dr. Ortiz to resolve these issues. Dr. Ortiz can provide immediate, effective relief for women coping with excessively large breasts, or boost the confidence of an individual who longs for more proportionate breasts. He will address all concerns you may have, educate you on the entirety of the procedure, and ensure that your procedure is done as exceptionally as possible. The cost of a breast reduction with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is $11,550 - $12,600. Schedule your personalized consultation with our Raleigh breast reduction plastic surgeon today by calling 919-532-2270 or by completing our easy-to-use online contact form below.
32 year old female who was seen regarding excess tissue in the axillary region. She was also interested in a breast reduction due to shoulder pain and heaviness from her large breasts.
Procedures performed: Breast Reduction and Excision of Axillary Breast Tissue
40-year-old female who was seen for a chief complaint of sagging, deflated breasts. Patient desired a breast lift, and wanted to increase breast symmetry.
Procedures performed: Mastopexy (Lift) to Left breast, Reduction Mammoplasty to Right breast
20 year old female who was interested in breast reduction. At the time of consultation her cup size was DDD. She stated that her size had significantly impacted her quality of life due to back pain and feelings of insecurity.
Procedure Performed: Breast Reduction (Wise pattern incision)
39-year-old female who was seen for a chief complaint of macromastia, involving the bilateral breasts and associated with back pain, interference with activity, and neck pain. She also cited sagging on both breasts. Her cup size at the time of consultation was G, and her goal was to be as small as possible, or a D cup.
BMI = 33.7
Procedure performed: Breast Reduction (Wise pattern incision)
28 year old female who was interested in breast reduction. At the time of consultation she stated she was size 34H. She was having difficulty with shoulder and back pain, and was unable to find tops that fit her. She desired to be a cup size C or D.
Procedure performed: Breast Reduction
41 year old female who desired a breast reduction. She was seen with the goal of resolving macromastia, involving the bilateral breasts and associated with sagging, back pain, interference with activity, neck pain, shoulder grooving, and shoulder pain. At the time of consultation her bra size was 38 and her cup size was DDD. Her desired cup size range was Full D.
BMI = 28.1
Procedure performed: breast reduction
42 year old female who was seen regarding moderate macromastia, involving the bilateral breasts and associated with sagging, back pain, interference with activity, shoulder grooving, and shoulder pain. She was interested in breast reduction. At the time of her consultation, her cup size was J. Her desired cup size range was Full C to Small D.
Procedure performed: Reduction Mammoplasty.
36-year-old female who presented for evaluation due to desires to have smaller breasts. The patient stated that she had a significant amount of shoulder and neck pain. She also stated that it is difficult for her to perform activities of daily living and perform fitness exercises. At the time of consultation, she stated that she wore a 36 G bra and wanted to be a large C or D cup.
Weight: 195 pounds
25-year-old female who presented for evaluation due to having upper back and shoulder pain. The patient stated that this worsened with exercise and that she had to wear multiple bras to maintain control of her pain and breasts. At the time of consultation, she said that she wore a DD cup, and would like to be as small as possible.
Weight: 160 pounds. BMI: 27.
18 y/o female who presented for evaluation due to shoulder and neck pain that has been going on for 2-3 years now. The patient stated that this caused her to have a significant amount of difficulty performing physical fitness and, despite the wear of multiple sports bras at a time, she still had difficulty. When she did this, it caused abrasions from the sports bras, specifically on the upper pole of both breasts. She also had problems finding properly fitting bras, and they’re a financial difficulty as a student. This also caused problems at work because of a lot of physical activity at work. We did also discuss the possibility of correction of the nipple inversion. Weight 173 pounds. BMI: 32. Procedures performed: Bilateral Breast Reduction, Inverted Nipple Repair. Volume Reduced: left breast 605 grams, right breast 435 grams (left breast was larger)
18-year-old female with history of large heavy breasts presented for evaluation due to shoulder and neck pain. The patient stated that she has tried NSAIDS with some relief but symptoms return right away. The patient also stated having difficulty with sports at school and had to wear multiple fitness bras in order to be able to participate in fitness activities. Procedure: Breast Reduction. Weight 185 pounds. BMI: 32.
38 year old female, who presented with neck and shoulder pain. The patient underwent evaluation by her PCP, and conservative treatments did not alleviate her pain. Patient states being a DDD cup and would like to be about a D cup. Procedure: Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty. Before size: DDD | After Size: D | Weight: 175 | BMI: 28. Approach: Standard volume reduction with inferior pedicle and Wise skin pattern closure. Breast reduction volume R: 300 gm and L: 300 gm.
39-year-old female with a history of very large and painful breasts and a significant amount of shoulder pain and neck pain. The patient states that for most of her life she has struggled with fitness and exercise due to the large breast size, as well as difficulty finding properly fitting bras and clothing.
Weight: 145 pounds
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Procedure performed: bilateral reduction mammoplasty with a weight reduction of 300 grams from the left breast and 250 grams from the right.
Before size: 30 H
After Size: 30 C
Approach: Standard volume reduction with inferior pedicle and Wise skin pattern closure.
Breast reduction volume R: 300 gm and L: 260 gm. Right breast was slightly larger and lateral to the breast midline.
Note: Patient about 5 weeks out from surgery. The redness of the scars is part of the normal wound healing and should lighten up in about 3-4 months out after surgery.
40-year-old female with history of very large breast since a young age that have started to cause upper back and shoulder pain, desires volume reduction to relieve her symptoms but still maintain a natural appearance, proportion to her body, and feminine appearance underwent a breast reduction. Note the pre-operative asymmetry with the left nipple slightly lower than the right. Anchor type reduction pattern.
Weight: 200 pounds
Height: 5 feet 8 inches