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Breast Reduction Specialist


Women with large, pendulous breasts may experience back and neck pain, dents in their shoulders from their bra straps, skin rashes, poor posture, and difficulty fitting into clothing. Exercise may also be difficult. Overly large breasts can make women and especially teenage girls feel extremely self-conscious. A breast reduction procedure corrects these issues giving a smaller, more proportionate breast size. 

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What is a

Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a procedure that reduces, lifts, and reshapes the breasts to a smaller and more proportionate size. Dr. Lo is skilled in several breast reduction techniques, including the ‘no vertical scar’ method, which has fewer incisions and less scarring than the traditional technique.

What are the benefits of

a breast reduction?

  • Create smaller, more proportionate breasts
  • Enhance breast shape
  • Lift the breasts to a better position
  • Improve movement and posture

Am I a Good Candidate

for Breast Reduction?

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:

  • Have overly large breasts that are disproportionate to your height and weight
  • Suffer back and neck strain or pain from the weight of your breasts
  • Have shoulder grooving or dents from your bra straps
  • Experience skin rashes underneath your breasts
  • Find it difficult or impossible to exercise because of your large breasts
  • Want your breasts to fit better in your clothes
  • Want to feel better about your appearance and be more confident
  • Are in good health
  • Are a non-smoker or planning to stop smoking for your surgery
  • Are at a stable, healthy weight
  • Have realistic expectations of what breast reduction can do for you
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What Does Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?

Your Breast Reduction Consultation

A consultation with Dr. Lo is required before your breast reduction surgery. During this consultation, Dr. Lo will discuss your goals for the procedure, evaluate your medical history and your breast situation, and give you recommendations.

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Done?

Dr. Lo’s Breast Reduction Technique

Dr. Lo uses the anchor, or inverted-T, technique for breast reduction. This procedure allows for maximum removal of breast tissue for reshaping the breasts to a smaller size.

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Where Are the “Cuts” (Incisions) Made for Breast Reduction?

The “cuts” and resulting scars will encircle the areola, extend vertically down to the breast crease, and run horizontally along the breast crease.

What Is Dr. Lo’s ‘No Vertical Scar’ Breast Reduction Technique?

In certain patients, breast reduction can be done without the vertical scar from the areolas down the lower breast. This technique results in one less scar on each breast, leaving only scars that are inconspicuously hidden along the areola and breast crease.

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What should I expect with breast reduction surgery?


Breast reduction surgery takes about two hours to complete, but it may take longer if you have extremely large breasts. 


Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will feel relatively normal after the procedure and return home the same day. We recommend that someone be with you for the first night to assist with your recovery. 

Your incisions will be covered with Steri-Strips™ (thin medical tape) and a gauze dressing that you can remove after 24 hours, at which time you can also shower. You will need to consistently wear a surgical bra and a compression wrap (ACE™ bandage) for the first few weeks. You will then transition to a bra that we provide or recommend. 

Dr. Lo may use drains for his breast reduction procedures, and they will be removed in three to five days. 

You should rest and take it easy during the initial days of your recovery. You do not want to overexert yourself, but you will want to do light activity like going for short walks to ensure proper blood circulation. 

Most patients return to work after a week if their job does not require heavy lifting. Avoid any exercising for two to three weeks and strenuous activity for at least three or four weeks post-surgery. 


We cannot predict how your breast reduction scars will heal, and their visibility generally depends on your body’s healing abilities. Usually, the scars heal like a fine line and fade with time, but they will always be detectable. 

Most patients understand that breast reduction surgery cannot be done without some scars, and they accept the scars as a trade-off for the many benefits of breast reduction surgery. With bras and clothing worn the vast majority of the time, patients are satisfied that their scars will be hidden on most occasions. 

To reduce the appearance of your breast reduction scars, Dr. Lo will: 

  • Suture/sew up your incisions very carefully using dissolvable stitches 
  • Recommend scar creams and products for you to use afterward 
  • Recommend scar revision or touch up of the scars, if needed 


It normally can take one to two years for your breast reduction scars to fade and heal completely. During your recovery, you will have regular visits to see Dr. Lo to make sure that you are healing normally. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery

Want More Information

About Breast Reduction?

If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery, contact Dr. Lo by calling (215) 829-6900 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Lo offers breast reduction surgery for patients in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, including Philadelphia, Marlton, and Cherry Hill.

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Philadelphia Cosmetic Surgery

301 South 8th Street, Suite 3H,
Philadelphia PA 19106

New Jersey Cosmetic Surgery

990 Route 73 North
Marlton, NJ 08053

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