What is a Breast Reduction? 

What is a Breast Reduction? 

Today, we will be covering a procedure most commonly known as a breast reduction. The medical term is a reduction mammoplasty. Our board-certified plastic surgeons want to guide you through any questions you may have about our procedures. Through this article we will be discussing the process of a breast reduction surgery as well as a few benefits as a result of the procedure. Join us in breaking down this procedure with the best plastic surgeons in Kansas City.   

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery 

A breast reduction removes excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue to achieve a breast size more proportionate to your body. In many cases, a breast reduction will also alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The weight of excess breast tissue can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain and may impair your ability to live an active life. Breast reduction surgery is a highly personal decision, and it should be considered if we find it can improve your emotional and physical health. Our plastic surgeons have seen many benefits as a result of this procedure. Let us take some time to explore what a few of those could be. 

What Are the Benefits?   

A breast reduction procedure could allow you to lead a more active lifestyle with newfound freedom. It can minimize pain and discomfort that was previously caused by excessive weight. A breast reduction can provide relief from the discomfort caused by skin irritation and tighten the stretched skin.  

Preparing for Breast Reduction 

If you are interested in undergoing breast reduction, you will begin with a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in Kansas City. During this consultation, you’ll answer several questions to ensure you are qualified for the procedure. You will discuss with your doctor about your health history, possible outcomes, and any potential risks. Lab testing and age-appropriate mammograms must happen as part of the procedure preparation. Your breast reduction procedure will occur at our licensed surgical center in Kansas City. 


“Breast reductions are consistently reported as one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures because it positively affects a woman’s quality of life. It addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns,”

American Society of Plastic Surgeons President, Jeffrey E. Janis, MD. 


Does a breast reduction sound like a good fit for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation or call 913-451-3722 today to meet with one of our surgeons and begin the conversation. Our staff is happy to help guide you through the decision-making process in order to achieve your goals.