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Breast Reduction Surgery

Centre For Cosmetic Surgery

Women who have over-sized breasts can often experience back pain, bra strap indentations, excessive drooping, general discomfort, and embarrassment. A breast reduction can go a long way in alleviating the discomfort and self-consciousness associated with overly large breasts. By removing excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue, then tightening and contouring the remaining skin, breast reduction can make your breasts more proportionate to your body and achieve a more youthful-looking bust line.

Breast Reduction Procedures

Breast reduction differs from breast lifts in the respect that, breast reduction transforms overly large, or marginally large breasts into smaller, more portioned breasts relative to body size. Often times, a breast reduction will require a combined breast lift procedure when large amounts are removed and the reduction requires an incision. Breast reduction incisions follow patterns very similar to breast lift incisions.


The anchor pattern (incision made around the areola, vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease) is ideal for women with extremely large breast and is the most effective however it also produces the most scarring. The vertical incision (incision around the areola and vertically down the breast) is ideal for women who have moderately large breast and do not require extensive tissue removal. The short scar technique can also be used to leave small, vertical scars that tend to heal well because of their location. Liposuction can also be used to reduce breast size but is only effective in treating fat tissue and will not remove glandular tissue or skin. Ideal candidates for liposuction have more fatty tissue than glandular tissue and do not need a large change in volume.


The nipple will be repositioned higher up on the breast. The surgeon may or may not need to remove the nipple from the breast and then graft it in the correct place. Usually women with very large breasts require the nipple to be removed to be repositioned.


Breast Reduction Recovery

Recovery from breast reduction surgery usually takes about 2 weeks, in which case patients can normally return their job if its physically undemanding. Patients will normally experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first few days. Vigorous physical activities should be avoided for up to 6 weeks, as they may damage the healing process.

Breast Reduction in Delaware

At The Centre for Cosmetic Surgery, we understand the physical and emotional discomfort that can come from having overly large breasts. Our expert team is committed to providing top-tier breast reduction services in Delaware, offering personalized care to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're experiencing back pain, neck pain, or self-consciousness, our goal is to help you achieve a more comfortable and confident life.

Our state-of-the-art facilities in Newark and Lewes, Delaware, are equipped with the latest technology to ensure safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedures. Breast reduction surgery at The Centre not only aims to reduce the size and weight of the breasts but also to enhance their overall appearance, ensuring results that are not just functional but aesthetically pleasing as well.

Choosing The Centre for Cosmetic Surgery for your breast reduction in Delaware means opting for a team that prioritizes your health, comfort, and satisfaction. Our experienced surgeons and supportive staff are dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care, ensuring a smooth and supportive journey towards a more comfortable you.

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Breast Reduction Faq

  • Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

    Ideal candidates have realistic expectations for procedure, are in good medical health, can commit to proper recovery time, and who have over-sized breasts that often experience back pain, bra strap indentations, excessive drooping, general discomfort, and embarrassment.

  • Which breast procedure is best for me?

    Of course each type of breast surgery are general guidelines, many scenarios fall in the grey area between the different types. This is why it is best to speak to Dr. Malek before deciding on which procedure is best. Every woman is unique, and so is every surgery. Many times a combination of a few different procedures will deliver the results you desire.

  • How much does a breast reduction procedure cost?

    Pricing varies based on body and skin types along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.

Meet Dr. Malek - Delaware's Foremost Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Malek grew up in Tehran, Iran. He lived as an exchange student in Wahpeton, North Dakota before returning to Iran and graduating from Tehran University School of Medicine in 1976. Dr. Malek finished his training in general surgery and became board certified as a general surgeon, and completed his training and became a board certified plastic surgeon thereafter. He subsequently completed a fellowship in head, neck, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas before returning to Wilmington in 1984. He has since established himself as one of the most skilled and reputable cosmetic surgeons in Delaware.

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