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Is Breast Reduction right for you?

A breast reduction is right for you if:

  • You have neck, shoulder, or back pain related to large breasts
  • You feel self-conscious about your breast size

The Benefits of Breast Reduction


Reduces Back Pain 

Heavy breasts can cause back pain and indentations in the shoulders from bra straps. This procedure will reduce the weight of overly large breasts and help alleviate discomfort and pain.

Improves Physical Ability 

Large, heavy breasts can affect your ability to participate in athletics or routine physical activities. A breast reduction can increase mobility and comfort.

Eliminates Skin Irritation 

Skin irritation can occur beneath the breasts when they are excessively large. Breast reduction reduces the weight and lifts the breasts to improve this.

What to Expect

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The Westside Plastic Surgery team is excited to meet you! At your consultation appointment, Dr. Goggin will review your medical history,  discuss your goals, perform a brief physical examination, and then provide you with his professional recommendations. He will spend time reviewing before and after photos, discuss a variety of treatment options, and answer any questions that you may have. He takes his time to create a personalized plan to reach your desired aesthetic outcome. His team will then provide you information regarding recovery timeline, cost of procedure, and financing options. Dr. Goggin is knowledgeable in the latest research, techniques, and advances in the field to provide you the best care possible.



Before your surgery, our team will give you a pre-operative packet with a list of instructions in preparation for your surgery. We will spend time reviewing these instructions with you to ensure that you are confident and comfortable before your procedure. Our goal is to provide education and be there for you every step of the way. Patients should be off all blood thinners 2 weeks prior to surgery. We advise strict smoking/nicotine cessation 6 weeks prior to surgery and 6 weeks after. 


Recovery Timeline

Dr. Goggin and the Westside team will give you specific information regarding aftercare to optimize your post-op recovery. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Recovery time can be variable between patients and surgeries. After breast reduction surgery, recovery is typically 3-5 days. Most patients will require assistance for the first 24 hours after surgery.  We recommend you drink plenty of fluids, eat a healthy diet, and walk often to optimize healing.

Breast Reduction FAQS

When is the right age to have breast reduction?


Dr. Goggin prefers that his patients finish puberty before seeking breast reduction, which may be as young as 15 or 16 for some young women. In cases where breast reduction is performed before the breasts have finished developing, the breasts  may become larger once again.

Technically, there is no upper age limit for breast reduction. While most women seek surgery in their 20s and 30s because the size of their breasts is a source of discomfort that they would like to alleviate, women who decide to act later in life can also be good candidates for this procedure.

How long can I enjoy my breast reduction results?


Most breast reduction patients enjoy their results for their entire lives. The best way to ensure that your breasts keep their post-surgery size is to maintain a steady weight. While it is rare for breast tissue to enlarge after puberty, it can be possible with hormone fluctuations  and weight gain.

Can I still breastfeed if I have had breast reduction?


Although some women who have had breast reduction produce less milk after surgery, most have no trouble breastfeeding after breast surgery. It is important to recognize that one in three women in the general population (most of whom have not had breast surgery) have some difficulty breastfeeding.

Some women who plan to have children soon may decide to postpone surgery until after completing their families. However, if you would like to avoid postponing your surgery that long, discuss this concern with Dr. Goggin during a consultation so that he can employ surgical techniques that help preserve your milk ducts.

Is breast reduction covered by insurance?


Medical insurance may cover breast reduction in some cases. While it is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, women who have a documented history of health problems related to oversized breasts, such as headaches, neck/shoulder pain, and rashes/infections under the breasts’ folds, can be eligible. Check your policy and discuss this subject with your primary care physician to see if you may qualify.

How does breast reduction affect my nipples?


Most patients decide to have their nipples/areolas repositioned and resized as part of their larger breast reduction procedure. This is a great way for Dr. Goggin to achieve breasts that look attractive and proportional. With breast reduction, the nipple is elevated to be more centered on the breast mound, and the areola is typically reduced in size.

How do I know whether breast reduction is the right decision for me?


For better or worse, a lot of friends and family members may offer their opinions on whether you should decrease the volume of your breasts. Ultimately, however, it is your body and your decision alone to make. If you have been considering breast reduction for a while and still feel uncertain, you may benefit from scheduling a consultation with a top plastic surgeon to learn more about the procedure and whether it feels right for you.