Breast Reduction Maryland

If you know you would enjoy life more with smaller, lighter breasts, a breast reduction can give you the freedom to exercise comfortably, wear the clothing you like, and participate in activities without worrying about how your breasts look or feel.

Can Breast Reduction Make a Difference for You?

The decision to have breast reduction is personal, and women choose the procedure for a variety of reasons. If any of the following sound familiar, we encourage you to consider breast reduction surgery:

  • Your back, neck or shoulders hurt all the time, and you have trouble taking a deep breath.
  • You are self-conscious about having disproportionately large breasts.
  • You want to eliminate unwanted attention due to your breasts.
  • Bras are extremely uncomfortable, chafing and leaving indentations on your shoulders.
  • You feel limited in your clothing choices because of your large, sagging breasts.
  • You have bought every sports bra on the market, but none make exercise easier.

For most of our patients, a combination of these problems led them to have this life-enhancing surgery, which can increase both physical comfort and self-confidence: their backs no longer hurt, posture improves, exercise becomes more enjoyable, and they’re happier with how they look and feel in clothing. In fact, we consistently hear from our patients after their procedure, “I only wish I did this sooner.”

Why Choose BELECARA for Breast Reduction?

Whether your primary goal is to eliminate pain and discomfort, or you would like smaller breasts for other reasons, our surgeons will listen to you. We believe that you know your body best, and you will be a partner in your surgery experience.

A Real Breast Reduction Patient Shares Her Story

What Will I Look Like After Breast Reduction?

We look at a number of factors when determining your ideal breast size after surgery, including your body & frame size as well as your desired look with breast reduction. It is important to create a breast shape and size that looks natural and proportional to your body.

Our surgeons will also correct any asymmetry in the breast shape, size or nipple position to give you the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing shape possible. At your consultation, we will help you form realistic expectations about how you can hope to look after breast reduction.

Is a Breast Lift Included in Breast Reduction?

If you have very large breasts, chances are you are not so happy with their shape either. You probably have a fair amount of sagging as well. Your Baltimore breast specialist will also lift and reposition your breasts to give you a more youthful, beautiful breast contour, perhaps for the first time in your life.

Can Liposuction Be Used for Breast Reduction?

If you have excess fat around the breasts, liposuction can help to improve the overall contour of your new breasts. Keep in mind, however, that liposuction can only address fat, not glandular tissue or excess skin. While all three are removed during breast reduction surgery, liposuction is best used as a complementary procedure to enhance your results.

What is the Surgery Like?

A breast reduction takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the individual. This surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is our first concern, we always work with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible.
Breast Reduction Diagram
Your surgeon will remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin, reshaping the new smaller breast and moving the nipple and areola into a more lifted, youthful position. While you will have some post-operative swelling, most patients notice the improved shape and lighter weight of their breasts immediately after surgery.

What is the Recovery Like?

You will be happy to learn that most of our patients are back to daily activities within the first week after surgery, including a return to work if they have a desk job.

It is common to have some bruising, swelling and tenderness initially, which will subside over the first several weeks after surgery, and you will need to rest at home for the first 2-3 days. While everyone heals differently, you can expect the following with recovery:

  • Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
  • Limit activity for the next two days following surgery.
  • Avoid lifting & more strenuous activities for about one to two weeks.
  • With your surgeon’s okay, you can return to work within the first week.
  • Expect to wear a supportive sports bra for a couple of weeks following surgery.
  • You can usually resume most aerobic exercise 2-4 weeks after surgery.

Will Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?

In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be covered by certain insurance companies. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits. Otherwise, this surgery would be considered cosmetic.

Meet Our Leaders in Breast Plastic Surgery

Natural, symmetrical breast reduction results require the highest level of skill and experience in a surgeon. Our breast surgery specialists, board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Larry Lickstein each have over 20 years of experience performing breast cosmetic surgery and are recognized by their peers for their excellence in skill and patient care.

Dr. Chohen Dr. Michael D. Cohen Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Cohen

Focused on excellence, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Cohen has performed thousands of procedures creating natural, beautiful results; helping his patients to look and feel their best for over 20 years. He is known for his ability to put patients at ease, listening carefully to their goals and guiding them every step of the way to achieving them. His empathy, artistic talent, technical skills and reputation for creating beautiful results puts Dr. Cohen at the top of his field.

“Dr. Cohen is an all-around great doctor, and has a very good bed side manner. Everyone was so helpful and answered all my questions. I’m so happy I decided to have Dr. Cohen do my surgery. The nurse that I had in the OR was also very good to me as well as the staff…. I could keep going, going. Great practice! “ - Breast Reduction Patient Read more patient reviews

Dr. Cohen has been consistently recognized as one of the Top Doctors for breast surgery by Baltimore Magazine. He has also been chosen as a LEAD surgeon in Mentor’s program for Leadership, Experience, and Development in breast enhancement for the 7th consecutive year. His regard for patients and outstanding results creates beauty for a lifetime.

Dr. Lickstein Dr. Larry H. Lickstein Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Larry Lickstein

Breast reduction surgery requires the skill and experience to achieve the desired changes while maintaining a natural appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Lickstein is known among his patients and colleagues alike for his surgical artistry and meticulous attention to detail. He takes great care to make improvements that enhance your natural appearance.

Dr. Lickstein has been consistently recognized as a top doctor for plastic surgery in the U.S. News and World Report as well as Baltimore Magazine.

“I found their website while searching on Google to find good plastic surgeons. I really like the nurses and Dr. Lickstein! They were great and made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend them! “ – Breast Reduction Patient
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Learn More at a Consultation

If you would like to meet with one of our Baltimore breast specialists about breast reduction surgery, we invite you to come in for a consultation, where you can ask questions, discuss your goals, and find out what is possible to help you improve your breast size and your self-confidence.

**NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with the plastic surgeon.

We invite you to call BELECARA at 410.296.0414 to schedule your personal cosmetic consultation today.