Women with large breasts frequently endure symptoms that can be improved with Breast Reduction surgery. This is a procedure that reshapes the breasts to a smaller size. According to Dr. Marvin Spann,"Breast Reduction surgery can free you from the physical discomfort and emotional baggage of having very large, heavy breasts, and it can improve your health by relieving back, neck, and shoulder pain." For many women, it offers a huge relief from unwanted attention due to having large breasts. During surgery, breast tissue and skin are removed. The underlying breast tissue is tightened, lifted and repositioned to be in proportion with the rest of the body. Because Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Spann often performs a Breast Lift at the same time as a Breast Reduction, patients find that their breasts are not only smaller and better proportioned, but they also have a more youthful shape and appearance. Contact Dr. Marvin Spann today at Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation!
Breast Reduction Reviews
"After many years of suffering from scoliosis over the years, the pain just got worse to the point that my neck and shoulders were always hurting. I decided to have a breast reduction at COUTURE Dermatology and Plastic Surgery with Dr. Marvin Spann. The day of the surgery after I was send home, I noticed right away that the shoulder and neck pain was not there. Dr. Spann is a perfectionist! Now I see my breast small, young, and beautiful. The care and attention from the staff is just amazing; Alyssa and Kayla thank you for always cheering me up while I was recovering from this surgical procedure."- E. / Vitals / Mar 08, 2016
"Love Love Love Dr Marvin Spann at Couture!! Had my breast reduction hoping for a little relief from neck and shoulder pain!!! Wow it’s a whole new world for me! I’m pain free!! Great staff and Great results!!"- D.C. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
"Couture Medical2615 Box Canyon Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128Love Love Love Dr Marvin Spann at Couture!! Had my breast reduction hoping for a little relief from neck and shoulder pain!!! Wow it’s a whole new world for me! I’m pain free!! Great staff and Great results!!"- D.C. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2021
"I’m almost at my one year post op and I have to say, I have never felt so confident! Prior to my Breast Augmentation, it was always challenging to find certain outfits. You would never catch me wearing a bathing suit! Being a mother of now a 3 year old, I waited until I didn’t have to carry my daughter due to lifting restrictions post surgery. I have to say that this was THE BEST better late than never post-partum/Coming in to my 30’s --gift to myself! Thank you to the very helpful and friendly staff! and of course, thank you to Dr. Marvin for making me feel comfortable throughout the whole process and making me look like a hot momma lol"- L.L. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2022
"I would recommend Dr. Marvin Spann to, and have to my friends, anyone interested in a breast reduction. He came highly recommended to me (as did others) by a colleague, and I am happy I chose him over the other recommendations I received. He was professional and knowledgeable. He has a quiet, calm, and super-confident demeanor. He will answer all of your questions. Everyone in the office is helpful and professional. Of course, as with any surgery, I was nervous, but his confidence relaxed me. The other relaxing thing was the jazz music he played in surgery; as a jazz enthusiast, it was great to hear because that’s how I relax at home. He plays great music in the office as well. I am extremely happy with the result of my breast reduction, shoulder pain is gone, and my confidence is high. My scars are minimal. I thought I would have a significant scar from the nipple to under the breast, but I don’t. Six months post surgery, my scars are insignificant and have diminished a lot since the surgery. The healing process is painful but worth it. Follow all doctor orders. In approximately the fourth week, you will start to feel you can do more normal things, but don’t. I tried to go back to work but had to go home. Wait the full six weeks or more. Dr. Spann’s strength is his desire to do a good surgical job for his patients. He wants you to be as happy with the results as he is.Surgery date 10/2022"- E.W. / Yelp / Apr 08, 2023
During Breast Reduction surgery you want to be certain that you are in the hands of a highly skilled surgeon. In addition to minimizing scarring, there will be a focus on maintaining a healthy blood supply to the nipple areola complex. This is essential, because once the nipple and areola are repositioned, blood vessels will work to reestablish blood flow in order to prevent discoloration of the nipple and loss of feeling. Excess breast tissue is generally removed through a liposuction method and loose skin will also be surgically removed. Dr. Marvin Spann's extensive expertise in Breast Reduction surgery means that you will be in excellent hands during each phase of your procedure. We encourage you to contact Dr. Marvin Spann today to schedule your consultation.
An “anchor” incision is one of the most commonly used techniques during this surgery. During this approach, an incision is made around the areola, which extends down to follow the natural curve and crease of the breast. It is also referred to as a vertical “T”. Once the breast is resized and reshaped, the nipple and areola will be repositioned and then the lift will be performed so the breast sits higher on the chest. The incisions will generally include absorbable stitches on the inside of the breast. There are variations to this incision pattern that can be used depending on breast size and aesthetic goals. Because of the various techniques, we encourage you to contact Dr. Marvin Spann today to schedule your consultation.
A Breast Reduction is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes about 2-4 hours to complete. During surgery, a drain tube may be placed to control bleeding and swelling. For the first several weeks, patients will be directed to wear a surgical bra or compression garment. Most patients are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, and may begin exercising by 4-6 weeks. The visible results of a Breast Reduction will be immediate, however it may take 6 months or longer for nipple sensitivity to return. Dr. Marvin Spann will answer all of your questions during your consultation to help you better understand what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.
Because larger breasts sometimes create physical problems for women, insurance may cover a portion of Breast Reduction surgery. Insurance coverage does vary, thus patients should confirm with their provider as to what will, or will not be covered. According to Dr. Marvin Spann, "After the initial consultation, our office will be able to submit an official surgery recommendation letter to the insurance company to assist in gaining coverage. Our billing and insurance coordinator will work with each patient on this." The average cost for a Breast Reduction procedure with a lift averages between $7,000-$9,500.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $9,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs
The results following Breast Reduction surgery should remain the same as long as a significant amount of weight gain does not occur. The natural aging process and gravity will, over time, change the laxity of a woman’s breast, but the size should remain steady if there is not a pregnancy or weight gain that follows.
One of the drawbacks to having excessively large breasts is an enlarged areola (the slightly darker area surrounding the nipple). Thankfully, breast reduction surgery corrects this. Since the incision occurs around the areola, it is a relatively simple technique to trim away the desired amount of areola and reshape it into a smaller size so it looks proportional with the new breast size and shape.
Average Reduction Size
This varies depending on the patient’s aesthetic and physical goals. After Breast Reduction surgery, it is common to go down a complete cup size, if not two.