Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women can still breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your breast reduction will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Demaree suggests that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.

Will my nipples be moved?

In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. If a significant amount of breast tissue and skin are being removed, your nipple-areola may be cut out and moved. Dr. Demaree will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It’s also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be discussed during your consultation before Dr. Demaree helps you choose the best treatment plan to achieve your goals.

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

Your cost for breast reduction surgery will be reviewed with Dr. Demaree during your consultation. Once Dr. Demaree has created your personal treatment plan, it will be easier to estimate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a significant improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment affordable. We can also help you work with your health insurance provider to see if they will cover some of your costs.