Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, creates natural, beautiful reduction results for women that suffer from excessively large breasts. This is attained with a breast reduction surgery, which removes excessive breast tissue and skin to help relieve symptoms that are caused from having large, heavy breasts. Additionally, a breast reduction can improve the size and shape of the breasts allowing women to feel more confident and carefree. It is important to find a skilled and experienced breast reduction surgeon so that the results look and feel natural.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I went to Dr Stephenson to get my breast reduction adn I felt at ease the first time he started talking me. From the beginning till the procedure was over until my last dr visit afterwards. I went to tell him personally that I thanked him for everything becasue the day of the procedure I started crying and he took the time to help me get my thoughts together and I thank him for that. I never got the chance to tell him but I pray he sees this. Thank you Dr. Stephenson."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 30, 2010
"My Cups Runneth Over - Snellville, GA - Dr. Stephenson is an excellent surgeon. His bedside manor is superb. Again, he is patient, informative, easy to talk to. He made this entire experience wonderful. Other than 3 C-sections, this breast reduction is my first major surgery. He made me very comfortable with this process from the very beginning."- C. / RealSelf / Dec 16, 2014
"Boob Voyage! - Snellville, GA - Dr Stephenson was amazing! From the initial consultation to the day of surgery he was very informative with great bedside manners. His staff was prompt with getting my insurance claim submitted so that I had zero out of pocket expenses. Despite the discomfort of it being day one I am extremely happy with my itty bitty titties"- N. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2015
"Breast Reduction / Lift - Snellville, GA - Dr. Stephenson and his office/ staff were very professional and helpful from the moment that I stepped into the office. I explained to the nurse during my consult what procedures I was looking into and immediately after mentioning the breast reduction she took pictures and planned that she would send the pictures to the insurance company's to find out if my insurance would cover my procedure. Immediately she asked questions about my back,neck and shoulder s along with noticing my "tan lines". So I thought were tan lines she informed me that those lines were from my brassiere digging into my shoulders. Dr. Stephenson arrived in the room and stated that he could in fact do a really good job and that I was definately a candidate for a reduction. All I had to do was wait thirty days to see if my insurance would approve the reduction."- T. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2015
"I had my breast reduction here. He is a good doctor and everything went as well. He's a concerned doctor and cares for you. Answer all questions and explains everything and his office crew is the same. I would recommend him and his services to anyone."- G.S. / Facebook / Nov 10, 2015
Breast reduction is usually performed after breast development has stopped, since childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery before having children. Overall, the best candidates for this surgery are women that demonstrate:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to a woman’s body frame
- Back, neck and/or shoulder pain aggravated by the weight of the breasts
- Indentions (grooving) in their shoulders from tight bra straps
- Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts
During breast reduction surgery, liposuction is often a part of the process. It is important to maintain a good blood supply to the nipple areola complex as there is risk of discoloration and loss of sensation when blood flow is restricted. Dr. Stephenson is very careful to ensure that this risk is minimized as much as possible. He will remove the extra loose skin and tightened the underlying to form the newly shaped breasts. During surgery, he may use one of the following incision patterns:
- One around the areola
- One vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease
- One horizontally in the breast crease
What to Expect
After breast reduction surgery, patients will immediately feel lighter on top. The amount of breast tissue removed during surgery will be based on Dr. Stephenson’s initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size. For the first several weeks, Dr. Stephenson will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts. Patients may go back to work within 7-10 days and may resume physical activities (such as exercise) between 4-6 weeks post-operative. Nipple sensitivity will return gradually within the first year.
There are many factors associated with a breast reduction procedure. Including additional techniques used such as liposuction, a breast lift, etc. The average cost for a breast reduction procedure is between $5,000 to $10,000. Because many patients suffer medical problems due to having heavier, large breasts, insurance typically does cover a portion of this cost. However, it is not guaranteed. Our office will work to makes sure that if coverage is valid, it is applied accordingly.
Redefine Your Breasts Today
If you suffer from heavy, large breasts and are considering breasts reduction surgery to help eliminate symptoms, please contact our Atlanta plastic surgery office today. This procedure not only gives you relief from the discomfort of having excessively large breasts, but it allows you to wear the clothes you have always desired and to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
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