Adam N. Summers, M.D.
Maryland Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa

Breast Reduction

Baltimore, Maryland Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Adam Summers

Dr. Summers of Maryland Plastic Surgery Center is celebrated by Annapolis and Baltimore breast reduction patients for his renowned surgical skills and expertise. Dr. Summers has perfected a Minimal Incision Breast Reduction procedure, which enables even moderately large breasts to be reduced in size and lifted using only an incision around the areola. In fact, breast reduction patients throughout Maryland (including Townson, Lutherville, Columbia, Owing Mills, Howard County, and Ellicott City breast reduction patients) exclusively seek Dr. Summers for his experience with minimally invasive breast reduction procedures.

Dr. Summers believes breast reduction is an intricate procedure that requires aesthetic judgement, surgical skill and extensive medical training.  Considered by many to be a Maryland breast reduction specialist, Dr. Summers describes the breast reduction procedure below.

Breast Reduction: Introduction

Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety. A breast reduction procedure improves the proportions of the breasts to the rest of the body by reshaping the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers has helped Baltimore and Annapolis breast reduction patients improve their figures and their self confidence.

The breast reduction procedure can provide relief from physical symptoms such as back, neck, and shoulder pain and relieve rashes beneath the breasts caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Following breast reduction, the size and weight of the breasts no longer interfere with physical activity, and clothes fit better with a wider choice of styles.  Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.

Breast Reduction: Goals
  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
  • Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
  • Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the size/weight of the breasts.
  • Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.
Breast Reduction: Procedure

Techniques for breast reduction vary.  In the United States, the most common breast reduction procedure involves an incision around the areola, down the center of the lower breast, and under the natural curve of the breast.  However, when possible, Dr. Summers uses alternate incisions to minimize the length of the scars.  After the incsions are made, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed.  Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches.  Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, eliminating the presence of any scars on the breast.  The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.

Breast reduction results in an immediate body-image change.  Patients are typically pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.

Breast Reduction: Recovery

Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts.  The bandages are removed the day after surgery and patients are instructed to wear a bra 24-hours daily for the next week.  The bra may be removed for showers. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery that is typically relieved by ibuprofen.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the pre-operative and post-operative instructions.

Breast Reduction: Costs

Breast reduction surgery typically costs between $3,000 - $7,000 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.  The variability in price reflects the different breast reduction techniques which Dr. Summers utilizes - the specific technique which will be used for your breast reduction will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.

The fees include all of the following: facility fee at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist, surgeon's fee, and all office visits. 

The only other expenses you will incur are pharmacy related for prescription medications (antibiotics and pain medication) and laboratory related for routine blood tests prior to your breast reduction surgery.  Patients who are over 40 years of age or who have pre-existing medical conditions will also need to have a medical clearance, which includes an EKG and additional bood tests.

In addition to performing breast reduction, Dr. Summers offers other breast procedures at his cosmetic surgery practice. Please visit these pages to learn about how Dr. Summers helps Baltimore breast augmentation, breast lift and male breast reduction patients.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions:

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