Breast Reduction in Nashville, TN

Women with extremely large breasts can have both health and self image issues in addition to experiencing physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair the ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
Breast reduction is similar to mastopexy in that the breast is elevated and tightened and the nipple repositioned (not removed as many patients believe). Incisions may be longer for breast reduction since there is usually more excess skin. In addition, breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty, removes excess breast glandular tissue. The goal of reduction mammoplasty is to make the breast size proportional with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. In some cases, excess fat may be removed with liposuction in conjunction with the breast reduction. The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts and the incision locations will be determined by your breast size and amount of excess skin, as well as, your size goal.
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Dr. Griffin, Nashville Cosmetic Surgery


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don Griffin realizes that no two patients are exactly alike — and neither are his surgical plans. Learn more about his background and his unique approach.


In the past, breast reduction was always covered by insurance. Now, more and more insurance companies are not covering reduction mammoplasty regardless of how large the breasts or how severe the symptoms. This doesn’t mean the procedure can’t be done. It just means that it is treated as cosmetic surgery. Our office has financing options available to help you pay for your surgery. For more financing information, click here.

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Breast lift surgery typically takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, although more time will be needed if you are having multiple procedures at the same time. Most patients are fully recovered within a matter of weeks, and can generally ease back into normal activities within a few days of their procedure. It will take 2 to 3 months before the breasts reach their final shape. Incision lines will continue to flatten and fade for up to a year.


Let’s discuss your options. Request your consultation online, or call us at (615) 321-1003 to book your appointment.