Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces the size and weight of large breasts. This surgery aims to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

How It Works

Before your breast reduction surgery, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Reilly. During this initial meeting, Dr. Reilly will take the time to explain the procedure in detail, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. You’ll also discuss your medical history, any existing medical conditions, and your personal goals for the surgery. This consultation is essential to ensure you feel informed, comfortable, and confident about your decision.

On the day of the surgery, Dr. Reilly will carefully make incisions based on your unique needs and the desired amount of reduction. Standard techniques include an incision around the areola with a vertical line extending downwards or a more traditional “anchor” pattern. Dr. Reilly will then remove the excess tissue and skin and reposition the nipple to create a natural and harmonious appearance.

After the procedure, you will receive detailed and personalized instructions on how to care for your breasts during the recovery period. Most patients can return to work after one week. Still, avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activities for about four to six weeks is essential to ensure proper healing. Dr. Reilly and his team will support you every step of the way, providing a smooth and comfortable recovery.

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  • Reduced breast size and improved proportion
  • More balanced breast shape
  • Reduced neck and back pain
  • Improved ability to participate in physical activities
  • Increased comfort and confidence in clothing

You’ll notice a change in your breast size and shape right away. As the swelling goes down over the following weeks, your breasts will settle into their final, comfortable form. Dr. Reilly’s expertise prioritizes minimizing and strategically placing incisions for optimal concealment.

Full results from breast reduction can be visible after six months, with results progressing for up to a year.


Why You Should Choose Dr. Reilly

Personalized care in Shelton, CT

When considering breast reduction, selecting the right surgeon is crucial. Dr. John Reilly, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Fairfield Area, offers a wealth of expertise and prioritizes a patient-centered approach.

With years of specialized training and extensive experience in breast reduction surgery, Dr. Reilly has honed advanced techniques that deliver compelling, long-lasting results. He tailors each procedure to a patient’s unique body shape and personal goals, ensuring a balanced and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Dr. Reilly remains current on the latest advancements in surgical methods and is frequently sought after to teach these techniques to other surgeons. This dedication to continuous learning allows him to offer unique enhancements that may not be available elsewhere. His ultimate goal is to create natural and harmonious results with your body.

Unlike some practices where consultations are rushed or handled by assistants, Dr. Reilly personally meets with each patient throughout every stage of the pre-operative and post-operative process. His reputation in Fairfield County and Shelton, CT, is built on trust and a proven track record. Patients value not only his surgical skills but also his compassionate approach to care.

Dr. Reilly New Haven
Fellow American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery



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  • Am I a candidate for the procedure?

    Ideal candidates are those experiencing physical discomfort or self-consciousness from having overly large breasts, are in good general health, and have realistic expectations of the results of the surgery.

  • What should I avoid before breast reduction surgery?

    Avoid medications that can increase bleeding, such as aspirin and certain anti-inflammatories. It is also important to stop smoking well in advance of surgery to improve your recovery.

  • What’s the recovery like after the surgery?

    You can expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising, which will diminish over several weeks. Most patients return to normal activities within a few weeks but should avoid strenuous exercises until fully healed.

  • Do you lose nipple sensation after breast reduction surgery?

    While some patients experience temporary changes, most regain normal feeling within a few months. Dr. Reilly prioritizes techniques that minimize any impact on sensation.

  • How much will the surgery cost?

    Costs vary depending on the specifics of the surgery and the region. Dr. Reilly’s office can provide you with a detailed quotation and information on insurance coverage.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can also call us at (203) 924-2900 to schedule an appointment.

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Interested in a breast reduction procedure in Shelton? Contact us and schedule a consultation. Dr. Reilly will listen to your appearance goals and help you achieve your dream physique.


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