Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can free you from the physical discomfort and emotional baggage of having very large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can improve your health by relieving back, neck, and shoulder pain, freeing you to enjoy the active, spontaneous lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Breast reduction surgery can also relieve you of unwanted attention due to the size of your breasts. A balanced, shapely, confident appearance can help you feel better about yourself and all of your unique qualities and assets.

Women in Valdosta, Georgia have breast reduction for many different reasons, including:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Interference with sports and physical activity
  • Breasts look too large in proportion to the rest of a woman’s body
  • Asymmetrical breasts (one breast is larger than the other)
  • Clothes do not fit properly
  • Bra straps cause bruising and chafing
  • Improved self esteem and confidence

Valdosta, Georgia plastic surgeon Bridgett Moore, MD, will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of breast reduction cosmetic surgery. There are a number of options to consider, including whether or not another breast procedure should be performed at the same time. Bridgett Moore, MD, offers you her caring, competent services because she wants you to feel your best. She takes great pride in her beautiful patients and their comfort.


  • Surgical procedure preformed under general anesthesia.
  • Dr. Moore uses a vertical technique when possible to reduce the number of scars; using this technique, an incision is made around the areola down to the crease under the breast; a short incision in the crease may be required.
  • Excess tissue and skin is removed, breasts are reshaped to a pleasing contour.
  • The nipple is repositioned upward during the procedure.

Who is a candidate?

  • Women with large, heavy breasts that cause poor posture, back pain and/or bra strap indentations.
  • Women with a breast size that is out of proportion to their body size causing physical discomfort and/or poor self-image and self-consciousness.

Intended Results

  • Smaller, more comfortable sized breasts.
  • More pleasing breast shape and contour.
  • Better self-esteem.


  • Permanent scars at incision points. Scars are still visible but fade over a period of several months to a year or more.
  • Patients may experience temporary loss of nipple sensation; pre-surgical sensation levels return in most patients after 6 – 8 weeks. Some patients experience permanent partial sensation; a minority of patients experience permanent loss of sensation.
  • Breasts are bruised and swollen for several weeks following surgery.
  • Oral pain medication is prescribed for initial discomfort
  • Your breasts will be wrapped in a surgical dressing and you will wear a special compression bra around the clock during healing. The bra minimizes breast movement while the tissue and skin is healing.
  • Light activities as tolerated; exercise six – eight weeks after surgery.
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