breast reduction

Many women throughout the Genesee County visit Dr. Julie Sofer for breast reduction surgery to reduce both the emotional discomfort and physical pain they experience by having very large breasts. You don’t have to let your breasts get in the way of your life.

Breast reduction removes extra tissue, skin and fat from the breasts, making them smaller, firmer and in better proportion to the rest of your body. Breast reduction can help improve symmetry in breast shape and size if your breasts are uneven. It can also reduce the size of the areola to a more aesthetically appealing proportion. A breast reduction can relieve health problems, create attractive body contours and increase your self-confidence.

What are some problems women experience causing them to seek breast reduction?

Women who choose breast reduction surgery often describe the following symptoms:

  • Bra indentations
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty finding bras and clothes that fit
  • Low self-esteem
  • Pain in the back, shoulder or neck
  • Poor posture
  • Restricted activities
  • Skin rashes underneath the breasts

It is also common for men to request breast reductions. Gynecomastia, sometimes referred to as “man boobs,” is a medical condition that is the over-development of breast tissue in men. This can be corrected with cosmetic surgery by a male breast reduction. Men may also benefit from a similar procedure after massive weight loss. Please contact us for more information.

At Dr. Julie Sofer Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Flint, Michigan, men and women alike achieve satisfying breast reduction results.

Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Breast reductions are highly individualized. Dr. Julie Sofer has extensive expertise in breast reduction surgery and uses her skill with a female touch to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with the most natural-looking contours. During your consultation, Dr. Sofer will discuss your surgical options so that together you can choose the best options to create the beautiful breast contours you desire.

Breast reductions can be performed at the same time as other procedures. It is very common to combine it with a breast lift to make the breasts even or restore a more youthful, perkier shape. Many women also elect to combine a breast reduction with a body contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or liposuction to obtain full-body results.

Breast Reduction Procedure

A breast reduction is a safe, out-patient procedure. The length of surgery time depends upon the type of surgery or if multiple procedures are performed.

A breast lift, which focuses on breast position, is often combined with breast reduction or breast augmentation (breast implants) to address size and projection. Dr. Sofer desires to customize a solution for you to create the most natural looking results that achieve your aesthetic goals.

There are multiple surgical techniques available for breast reduction. Dr. Sofer will help determine the best option to meet your unique needs.

  • Periareolar Incision – A minimally-visible, circular incision is made around the areola to remove excess tissue and tighten skin.
  • Keyhole Incision – An incision is made around the areola and vertically down the center of the breast allows for more reshaping by removing more tissue from underneath the crease of the breast.
  • Inverted T Incision/Anchor – This incision is recommended for women who have very large, sagging breasts often due to childbirth and breastfeeding, heredity, major weight loss or bariatric surgery. The incision follows the natural contours of the breast and can remove most of the skin for the most dramatic results.

After making the chosen incision, Dr. Sofer removes extra tissue fat and skin to reduce the size, lift and shape the breasts. If needed the areola size is reduced, then the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position on the breast.


After you have a breast reduction in Flint, you will return home the same day. Recovery time varies depending on if other procedures are combined with a breast reduction. Expect to have bruising and swelling during this time. To reduce swelling, patients must wear post-operative bra (similar to a sports bra) for several weeks. As you heal, your beautiful breasts will be revealed. You may return to work and light activity around five to seven days after surgery. To allow your breasts to heal properly, avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks.

Why consider a breast reduction in Flint?

If large breasts are getting in your way, consider a breast reduction at Dr. Julie Sofer Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Flint, Michigan. You deserve to feel confident and happy about the size and shape of your breasts. Get the body you desire from the hands of a skilled surgeon with a female touch.

A breast reduction can be a life-changing experience. It not only creates beautiful breasts and body contours, but also can restored a sense of self-confidence. If you are considering a breast reduction, please contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Sofer. Call 248-721-9545 today.

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