Women with overly large breasts often face multiple health problems, including unbearable back, neck and shoulder pain, chafing, numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, difficulty buying clothes and limited physical activity. A breast reduction surgery by Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, can be life changing and give women much more than just smaller and suppler breasts. Many experience relief from physical and emotional discomforts, an ability to exercise the way they want, and clothing options they have never had before. By removing excess breast tissue and skin, the surgery can make your breasts more proportional to the rest of your body. The nipple will be repositioned and the areola size may be reduced as well. Some insurance companies may cover the cost of breast reduction surgery depending on the size of the breasts and the symptoms they cause. Dr. Williams and his caring staff can provide you with an individualized treatment plan and go over any questions you may have about the procedure.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had Breast Augmentation and he got it EXACTLY how I wanted them, they came out PERFECT - Finding a great doctor is a secret that's worth sharing. I've been so pleased with my experience ! If you're ever looking for a new doctor, call John Williams MD, Plastic Surgery. The best way to describe my experience, he took ANY/ALL anxiety I had about the surgery and threw it out the window. He's incredibly easy to talk to and listens so well he is the kind of doctors your sad about being done with the experience with. 10/10 would recommend and I will be sending my closest friends here!I had Breast Augmentation and he got it EXACTLY how I wanted them, they came out PERFECT, I could honestly not have imagined having a better experience!"- O. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2021
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. John Williams! My breast reduction surgery went even better than I could ever hope and the recovery process was a breeze. He is with you through every step of the way and you can count on him doing an incredible job. If you are looking, look no further!"- E.C. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2022
"Dr. Williams and his staff were beyond amazing! Getting any type of surgery is of course nerve racking but Dr. Williams and Nicole, his office manager, made the experience so easy and comfortable. I went in for a consultation for breast augmentation and from the moment I was greeted at my first appointment I felt at home and the nerves went right out the window. I had been referred by a friend to him and I loved his honesty when choosing the right look for me that I didn't even consult with other dr's. I trusted him completely. The day of surgery went perfectly smooth and the recovery was so painless and easy. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams to anyone! I'm sad all my post op appts are done because I enjoyed going in to see the staff so much! Extremely happy with my results and my whole experience! Thank you Dr. Williams and staff!"- A.M. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"I would highly recommend Dr. Williams to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am a mother of 2 and was very hesitant about getting any elective surgery done. After meeting with Dr. Williams and his staff, I knew if I were to get a breast augmentation done, it would be with him. I had met with a number of other Doctors in the area and there was no comparison. The office is very professional and the people there are very kind and courteous. The office manager, Nicole, helped me through the whole decision process the way a good unbiased friend would. They were able to give me all the information I needed to make an informed decision with my body. My anxiety soon grew into trust and I am so happy with the end result. Dr. Williams is an expert in his field and delivers results to perfection. I am so happy I did the research and found the best in the industry. The results speak for themselves."- S.S. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
Breast reduction is usually performed after breast development has stopped, since childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery before having children.
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have any of the following conditions:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Heavy, sagging breasts with very low nipples
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to your frame
- Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
- One breast that is much larger than the other
Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast tissue as well as skin to create a smaller, firmer, more proportioned breast. The incisions typically go around the areola, down the center of the beast from the base fo the areola to the breast crease and then in the breast crease. Many patients term this the "anchor incision". Each incision is meticulously closed so that they blend into the natural creases and folds of the breast over time.
What to Expect
After breast reduction surgery, patients will immediately feel lighter on top. The amount of breast tissue removed during surgery will be based on the initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a decrease in one or two cup sizes. For the first four weeks, Dr. Williams will recommend the use of a sports bra for comfort during the recovery period. Patients may go back to work within 3-4 days and may resume vigorous physical activity such as exercise in 6-8 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-5 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Breasts Today
If you suffer from heavy, large breasts and are considering breast reduction surgery to help eliminate symptoms, please contact our plastic surgery office today. This procedure not only gives you relief from the discomfort of large, heavy breasts, but it gives you the freedom to wear the clothes you've always desired and to feel comfortable in your own skin. Our team will be able to help you determine the breast reduction cost for the Scottsdale, AZ area.