At Crantford Costa Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons understand the physical and emotional impacts of having overly large breasts. They have helped many women live more comfortably with breast reduction surgery in Charleston, SC. This life-changing breast enhancement surgery is popular with women of all ages who want to live life to the fullest.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.

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Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Candidates for breast reduction are women who have completed puberty and have any of the following concerns related to their overly large breasts:

  • Neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Improper posture
  • Rashes
  • Breathing problems
  • Skeletal deformities
  • Self-consciousness
  • Low self-esteem

Our plastic surgeons often perform breast reduction with liposuction and a tummy tuck as part of mommy makeover surgery.

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At Crantford Costa Plastic Surgery, we offer the state-of-the-art VECTRA® XT 3D imaging system to capture face, breast, and body images to help simulate your surgical outcomes during your consultation.

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How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost in Charleston, SC?

The cost for breast reduction varies with your plastic surgeon’s training and experience, surgical technique, anesthesia, and individual patient factors. During your initial consultation, you will be given a customized quote to take with you and consider.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Breast Reduction?

Patients are typically ready to return to non-strenuous work, school, and everyday activities 1 to 2 weeks after breast reduction surgery. Strenuous exercise should be delayed for about 3 to 4 weeks.

What Happens During A Consultation

Because we want to create your ideal surgical results, the consultation is a critical part of the process. Your surgeon will walk you through your options and help you make choices that align with your anatomy and goals. This time will also be used to conduct a thorough medical history and address all your concerns and questions.

You will have another preoperative appointment closer to the date of your surgery. At this time, you will sign the consent forms, have photos and measurements taken, and receive detailed instructions for before and after surgery. Please adhere to these instructions closely as they are instrumental in ensuring your safety and comfort.

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Breast Reduction FAQs

Will I lose sensation in my breasts or nipples?

Breast reduction rarely leads to a permanent decrease in nipple sensitivity. Breastfeeding is often possible after the procedure.

Is a breast reduction painful?

Most patients experience mild to moderate pain for about a week after breast reduction; it is usually managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Do breasts sag after a reduction?

Breast reduction results are long lasting; however, weight changes, hormones, and the natural aging process can affect breast size and shape. To prevent future sagging, it helps to follow a healthy lifestyle and wear supportive bras as much as possible.

Is the surgery worth it?

The improvements patients gain in quality of life—both physically and emotionally— make breast reduction worth it for the vast majority. Many wish they hadn’t waited so long to have the surgery.

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If you are excited to learn more about how breast reduction in Charleston, SC, can improve your life, request a consultation using our online form or call (843) 722-5904 for an appointment. We are ready to provide you with the care and artistry you deserve.



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