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Breast Reduction in Portland, OR


Oversized breasts can create social and functional setbacks for women. Furthermore, overly large and unbalanced breasts can lead to self-image issues, embarrassing situations, as well as pain. Dr. Aric Aghayan is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Portland, OR who helps women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic surgery at Après Plastic Surgery removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and moves them so they look natural with the new size. In most situations, a breast lift can be implemented to give a more taut and youthful appearance.


If you have heavy and overly large breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to obtain the body you desire. Breast reduction is an effective procedure for women who have frustration and worry or cannot live a full and active life because of the size of their breasts. If you have back pain, trouble fitting into clothing, and other problems caused by large breasts, reduction surgery may help. You should be at a healthy weight and choose an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Aghayan, who will listen to your aesthetic goals and give you natural-looking results.


Surgical breast reduction is typically an outpatient treatment and is performed with you under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on many factors, including what incision method is used, the general technique, and finally, the degree of reduction. The areola and nipple area repositioning will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is incorporated for fat removal to reduce the breast size. During the consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Aghayan. The potential for scarring is also thoroughly examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, advanced techniques have led to a decrease in the visibility of scarring. Based on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue will be removed, and then the remaining skin and tissue will be tightened.


Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in a recovery area before you are released to go home to begin the healing process. A draining tube is usually inserted near the incision area to help control swelling and bleeding. A compression bra will be needed for a few days to improve blood circulation in the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will settle and the post-surgery effects will dissipate. The majority of our patients at Après Plastic Surgery say they feel lighter and more confident.


How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Aghayan in your consultation. When they have created your personal treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest medical financing to help make your treatment easy to afford. We will also help you talk to your health insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it’s considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Aghayan so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should also contact your provider to find out if your specific policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of breast tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola may be cut out and moved. Dr. Aghayan will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola can be moved higher. It’s also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation as Dr. Aghayan helps you choose the best treatment plan to meet your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It’s difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Aghayan suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.


Dr. Aghayan has helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your consultation at Après Plastic Surgery, Dr. Aghayan will discuss all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and create a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There’s no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. We encourage you to contact our office in Portland, OR to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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