Breast reduction surgeries are usually desired by women with breasts that are too large for their body frame. This procedure is actually quite common and Usually, the surgeon will remove some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to help reshape them while reducing their size to the desired cup. The surgeon may use other methods of breast reduction such as liposuction if the breasts have a lot of fatty tissue to be removed

Breast Reduction


Women aren’t the only ones who get breast reduction surgery, but they are the ones who tend to get the procedure done the most. There are different reasons as to why a woman might decide that breast reduction surgery is best for them, but not everyone makes a good candidate for the surgery. In most cases, if the breast reduction is necessary then the insurance provider or OHIP will cover the costs.

What Makes Someone a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

  • Over the age of 18
  • Of a healthy and ideal weight
  • Persistent back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Uneven breasts
  • Severe sagging
  • Physical stress

The criteria above helps a surgeon determine whether or not someone may be a good candidate for a breast reduction surgery. Even if you are experiencing pain due to the breasts’ size and weight, you must be of age for the surgery. Your health must also be up to par. If you smoke, are pregnant, nursing a baby, have certain medical conditions, are overweight, , you may not be eligible to have the procedure conducted.

Breast Reduction Options

Not all breast reductions are conducted the same as there are many different ways to go about the procedure.

The surgeon will decide to perform the surgery the way they feel is best for you personally, but you still may be given some options. The surgeon will determine which incision is best for your shape and size.There are three common incision types for this procedure, the anchor, the lollipop, and the donut.

How the Procedure Is Conducted

When you arrive for the surgery, you will be given anesthesia. When the anesthetics kick in, the surgeon will begin making the appropriate incisions. Fat, skin and breast tissue will then be removed through the incisions. Liposuction may be used in addition to remove excess fat and further shape the breasts. The skin is then trimmed and pulled tight. This helps to reshape the breast after the removal of fat. When the surgery is over, your surgeon will send you home with information on the proper ways to care for the incisions and breasts after surgery.

For more information on breast reductions and to find out if you qualify for the surgery, contact the Cosmedical team today!