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Breast Reduction

Through breast reduction surgery, our Denver plastic surgeons reduce the weight and size of overly large breasts and help alleviate the associated symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, and bra strap grooving. Because this procedure will lift the breast, the result is typically a smaller, more attractive breast.

The goal of breast reduction surgery is not only to relieve the patient of symptoms related to heavy breasts, but also to achieve the shape and size she desires. At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, and Dr. Steinwald are committed to creating aesthetically attractive breasts, not just smaller breasts.

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Breast Reduction Case 449 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 1 of 72

Case #449

This is a 53 year old, 5'6", 135 lb. woman who wanted smaller, lifted, more attractive breasts. She underwent a breast reduction which includes a lift during the procedure. She wanted to be in the B cup range after surgery, understanding that different bra manufacturers create varying B cup sizes. Her post-operative pictures are from... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 590 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (13 mo)
Case: 2 of 72

Case #590

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 413 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 3 of 72

Case #413

This is a 42 year old, 5'0", 200 pound woman who wanted to get rid of her tummy and hip rolls and reduce the size of her breasts.  She underwent a mommy makeover to include a breast reduction, an abdominoplasty, and liposuction to her hips. Her post-operative pictures are from 3.5 months after her surgery. Her scars will significantly... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 403 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 4 of 72

Case #403

This is a 26 year old, 5'10", 150 pound woman who was bothered by her large, dense, pendulous breasts. She underwent a breast reduction operation in order to create smaller, perkier, more attractive breasts. A breast reduction includes the lifting surgery necessary to achieve a pretty breast shape. Her post-operative pictures are from... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 524 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 5 of 72

Case #524

This 36 year-old hispanic female had fairly severe breast ptosis (nipple drooping) as well as asymmetry, which was present previously but exacerbated by having children. It was advised that a Wise-pattern (anchor-scar) approach would be most practical approach to address the differing levels of asymmetry and ptosis. This indeed was performed... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 517 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
Case: 6 of 72

Case #517

\t30 year-old female who had breast-fed one child, and remained a 38G bra size thereafter (5'7", 180').  Her symptoms included back, neck and shoulder pain (for which she had seen a chiropractor), as well as general arthritis.  I recommended a breast reduction via the inferior pedicle technique to manage her excess skin (which... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 457 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 7 of 72

Case #457

This 31-year-old mother of two underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast lift with a small reduction and tummy tuck.  She is 5'4" and 140 lbs and her preoperative breast size is a 34DD.  She is shown before and 3 months after her surgery.  Her early results already show a dramatic improvement in her abdominal contour... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 92 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 8 of 72

Case #92

This is a 30 year old, 5'5", 170 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. Approximately 420 grams of tissue were removed from each side. Post-operative pictures are from 1.5 months after surgery. The pink scars will fade in color over the following year. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 522 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 9 of 72

Case #522

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 483 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 10 of 72

Case #483

This 62-year-old woman presented with a 36G bra size, and, understandably, wanted a more proportionate, perky breast.  She underwent a breast reduction, with 1075 grams removed from the right breast and 775 grams from the left.  She is shown 2 1/2 years after her procedure with a 36D breast that fits her frame better.  Scars are inconspicuous... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 81 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 11 of 72

Case #81

Most of our Denver breast reduction patients feel intense physical and psychological relief following their surgery. After their procedure is behind them, the majority say they wish they hadn’t waited so long. The woman in these before and after images, a 26 year old, decided not to wait. At her age the appearance of her breasts... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 106 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 12 of 72

Case #106

This is a 42 year old, 5'6", 190 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. Approximately 300 grams of tissue were removed from each breast. Post-operative pictures are from 5 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 526 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
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Case #526

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 166 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 14 of 72

Case #166

This is a 28 year old, 5'2", 125 pound woman who complained of large, dense, pendulous breasts.  She underwent a breast reduction removing over 500 grams (>1 pound) of breast tissue from each side.  Post-operative pictures are from 8 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 678 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 15 of 72

Case #678

This 30 year old female presented to us after having 2 children (whom she breast fed) and chronic back and neck pain, including exacerbation of her scoliosis issues, from a 36DD bra size. She also wished to have her asymmetry addressed. It was recommended she undergo a moderate breast reduction during which the nipple would be significantly... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 25 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 16 of 72

Case #25

This 30-year-old woman presented with profoundly enlarged breasts after breastfeeding two children, and underwent a breast reduction to improve her significant back and neck pain.  During her reduction, Dr. Wolfe removed 1500 grams of tissue from her right breast and 1800 grams from her left. Because of the extreme laxity of her breasts,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 367 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 17 of 72

Case #367

This is a 45 year old, 5'5", 122 pound woman who complained about sagging breasts that were somewhat asymmetrical in size, and a loose tummy. She underwent a Colorado mastopexy to lift the breasts along with a small reduction of her right breast to achieve better symmetry. She also underwent a Colorado tummy tuck to flatten and tighten her... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 510 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 18 of 72

Case #510

\t54 year-old female with a 36DDD bra size, who was referred chronic symptoms of back and neck pain, as well as an inability to exercise adequately, especially following a recent knee injury. I agreed with her primary care physician that she would greatly benefit from a breast reduction. She also had a moderate amount of lower abdominal... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 28 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 19 of 72

Case #28

This is a 39-year-old, 5'7", 166 pound woman who underwent a breast reduction with a vertical scar and medial pedicle technique.  500 grams were removed from each side, reducing her bra size from a "DD" to a small "C". Post-operative pictures are from 16 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 521 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 20 of 72

Case #521

This 32 year-old woman who was 5'6" and weighed approximately 150 pounds presented with a 36DD bra size and moderate asymmetry.  She underwent a standard inferior-pedicle/Wise-pattern breast reduction, with the removal of approximately 655 gm of excess tissue on the right, and 540 gm on the left (photographs are from approximately... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 583 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (6 mo)
Case: 21 of 72

Case #583

52 year-old white female who had undergone a recent lumpectomy and radiation therapy on the right side for early breast carcinoma, and returned for general reduction and balancing procedure; taken from a DDD (and severe ptosis, or nipple drooping) situation to a full C cup, but had experienced some nipple discoloration (fading) from the radiation... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 293 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 22 of 72

Case #293

This 42 year old, 5'6", 145 pound woman underwent breast reduction surgery in Denver to decrease the size of her breasts and lift them into a more comfortable and attractive position. Her Colorado breast reduction surgery took approximately 2.5 hours. Post-operative pictures were taken 2 months after her breast reduction surgery. The scars... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 519 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 23 of 72

Case #519

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 42 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 24 of 72

Case #42

This is a 52-year-old, 5'6", 140 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 57 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 25 of 72

Case #57

This is a 49 year old, 5’6”, 195 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. Post-operative pictures are from 7 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 547 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 26 of 72

Case #547

\tThis 40 year-old was looking for plastic surgeons because she had a moderate amount of mammary hypertrophy, but even moreso breast ptosis (or a drooping effect), having had 2 children which she breastfed. She also had fairly chronic upper back and shoulder pain, which was minimally relieved by the interventions of a chiropractor. At the time of... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 692 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 27 of 72

Case #692

22 year-old female with symptomatic mammary hypertrophy most of her teen and young adult life, who wore a 34DD bra size and wished to be closer to a C-cup. She indeed underwent bilateral breast reduction with some overcorrection shown here at one month, anticipated to relax a bit over the next 3-6 months. If you have similar issues and don't... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 377 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 28 of 72

Case #377

This 28 year old, 5'4, 190 lb. woman came to the Center for Cosmetic Surgery hoping to achieve smaller, less saggy breasts and a flatter tummy. Dr. Vath did a mommy make over for her which consisted of a breast reduction, Colorado tummy tuck, and power-assisted liposuction to her hips.  You can get an idea of how much skin was removed from... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 370 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 29 of 72

Case #370

This 37-year-old woman underwent a breast reduction utilizing a short-scar technique.  200 cc of tissue were removed from each side, decreasing her breast size from a DD to a full C.  She also underwent an abdominoplasty at the same time.  The patient is 5'3" and 136 lbs.  Photos were taken 2 years postoperatively and... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Lift Case 545 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 30 of 72

Case #545

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 217 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 31 of 72

Case #217

This is a 21-year-old, 5'2", 118 pound woman who wanted smaller, lighter breasts.  She underwent a 300 gm breast reduction.  Post-operative pictures are from 9 months after surgery, and illustrate her decrease in size from a D to a B. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 620 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 32 of 72

Case #620

21 year-old female who presented overflowing a 38DDD bra size, and wished to have breast reduction for her symptomatic mammary hypertrophy. She underwent this as an approximately 3 hour procedure under light general anesthesia, and is shown here at one month post-op with swelling still present, but demonstrating good symmetry and early healing. If... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 646 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 33 of 72

Case #646

\t30 year-old who presented with upper back and shoulder pain, as well as some secondary lower back pain.  She stated she wore a 34DD bra size, and was interested in a breast reduction, but still wished to be in a fuller C/D cup bra size range, proportionate to her weight (approximately 170', standing 5'8").  \tI... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 91 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 34 of 72

Case #91

This is a 26-year-old woman who underwent a breast reduction. Approximately 500 grams of tissue were removed per side. Post-operative pictures are from 1 year after surgery.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 523 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 35 of 72

Case #523

52 year-old woman with a 36DD bra size, and fairly chronic back pain, bra strap indentations and intertriginous rashes (in the folds beneath the breasts). She had had one child but no history of breast feeding. At the time of surgery, she weighed approximately 126 pounds.She underwent standard reduction mastopexy, with removal of 582 gm of tissue on... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 592 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (8 mo)
Case: 36 of 72

Case #592

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 396 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 37 of 72

Case #396

This is a 62 year old, 5'5", 129 pound woman who wanted smaller, perkier, lifted breasts. She underwent a Colorado breast reduction surgery. A breast reduction procedure not only reduces the size of the breasts so that they are lighter and smaller, but it also lifts the breasts to create a perkier, lifted contour. Post-operative pictures... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 894 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 38 of 72

Case #894

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 262 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 39 of 72

Case #262

This is a 32 year old, 5'7", 125 pound woman who underwent a Denver "mommy makeover" by having a breast lift (mastopexy) with reduction and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).  Post-operative pictures are from 5 months after surgery.  Scars will fade considerably over the following year to become barely noticeable. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 389 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 40 of 72

Case #389

This is a 56-year-old woman who came in with very large breasts that she wished to have reduced. At 4'11" and 115 lbs, she was a 32G upon presentation, and is now a 32D after a 400cc short-scar breast reduction. Photos show good symmetry, excellent scars, and a pleasant shape at 1 year postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 215 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 41 of 72

Case #215

This is a 35 year old, 5'10", 160 pound Colorado woman who underwent a breast reduction surgery in order to lift and lighten her breasts.  Approximately 275 grams of breast tissue was removed from each side.  Post-operative pictures are from 1.5 months after her breast reduction procedure. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 27 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 42 of 72

Case #27

This is a 23 year old, 5'3", 145 pound female who underwent a breast reduction with a vertical scar and a medial pedicle.  500 grams were removed from each side, taking the patient from a "DD" to a "C".   Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 292 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 43 of 72

Case #292

This is a 36 year old, 5'8", 167 pound woman who underwent a breast reduction surgery in Denver.  Her desire was to have smaller, lifted breasts that were proportionate for her body.  Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after her breast reduction surgery.  Her scars will... Read More

Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 335 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 44 of 72

Case #335

This is a 32 year old, 5'4", 170 pound woman who had several concerns that she wanted addressed with plastic surgery by Dr. Vath at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery. She did not like the asymmetry and sagging of her breasts. She also complained of loose tummy rolls and excess fatty bulges on her hips, flanks, and back. She underwent a breast... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 589 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (7 mo)
Case: 45 of 72

Case #589

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 533 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 46 of 72

Case #533

\tThis 47 year-old woman who weighed approximately 175 pounds presented with lifelong symptomatic mammary hypertrophy, with significant skin excess and advanced ptosis/drooping.  I advised her she was an ideal candidate for what many women in and around Denver seek, a breast reduction.  This was performed with well-hidden anchor-shaped... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Lift Case 648 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 47 of 72

Case #648

\tThis 44 year-old woman (who had had 3 kids) presented with a 38 DD-cup bra size range, and ultimately wished to be tightened, but remaining in a C/D cup range. It was recommended that she undergo a formal (Wise/anchor-pattern) reduction-mastopexy, with the removal of approximately 300-350 gm each side, leaving her in a fuller C-cup bra size range;... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 291 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 48 of 72

Case #291

This is a 51 year old woman who underwent a breast reduction in Denver to reduce the size and weight of her breasts and to lift her breasts.  She desired to have breasts more proportionate for her body.  Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 647 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 49 of 72

Case #647

\tThis 40 year-old female (5'7", 150')  desired breast reduction.  She presented with a 42F bra size, having had 2 children, and had signficant chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, to a degree where she had to have a pinched nerve decompressed previously.\tI told her that her symptoms would likely be much improved by... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 586 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (2 mo)
Case: 50 of 72

Case #586

This 46 year-old woman presented to our office with many years of upper (moreso than lower) back pain, chest discomfort, bra strap indentations and occasional skin rashes.  She weighed approximately 200lb and wore a 40DD/DDD bra size. I advised her that she would be an excellent candidate for breast reduction via standard techniques. ... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 47 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 51 of 72

Case #47

This 34-year-old woman presented with large, heavy breasts.  She wanted smaller, perkier, prettier breasts, and underwent a breast reduction during which 600 grams of tissue were removed from each side.  She went from a DD to a small C.  Dr. Wolfe performed her surgery with a vertical scar and a medial pedicle, a technique which keeps... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Reduction Case 535 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 52 of 72

Case #535

This 32 year-old woman presented with symptomatic mammary hypertrophy characterized by upper and lower back pain, shoulder discomfort, and occasional headaches.  She also had had breast-fed 3 children, the youngest of which was approximately 11 months old.  She stated that she wore a 38F bra size.On physical exam she was... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 584 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (2 mo)
Case: 53 of 72

Case #584

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 861 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 54 of 72

Case #861

24 year-old female (no kids, 140 lb and in a D-cup range), who stated she had lived with upper back, neck and shoulder pain since her mid-teens, and wished to be a fair amount smaller, in an A/B-cup size range if possible. I advised her that standard breast reduction techniques resuilting in an "anchor-scar" could be applied, but that it... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 511 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 55 of 72

Case #511

\t38 year-old woman who presented with 44DD bra size and chronic lower back pain, as well as inability to effectively engage in exercise.  She also had bra strap indentations and shoulder pain.  At the time of surgery she was 5' 7" and approximately 225 pounds.  I recommended a formal breast reduction, which was performed... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 59 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 56 of 72

Case #59

This is a 52 year old, 5'5", 155 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. Post-operative pictures are from 1.5 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 57 of 72

Case #103

This is a 43 year old, 5'7", 148 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. 300 grams of tissue was removed on the left and 100 grams removed on the right. Post-operative pictures were taken 1 month after surgery. The red scars will fade significantly over the following year. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 518 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
Case: 58 of 72

Case #518

\tThis is a 24 year-old female who had developed very large (and moderately asymmetric) breasts in late adolescence (no children yet).  She also had severe (grade III, or downward-pointing) ptosis which she wished to have addressed, but still wanted to be in a C/D cup range (consistent with her 5'2", 160' frame). A breast reduction... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 712 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 59 of 72

Case #712

\tThis is a 38 year old, 5'4", 136 pound woman who complained of large, pendulous breasts and a loose tummy after having children. She underwent a breast reduction to lift and reduce her breasts to a perkier, more attractive and balanced appearance. She also underwent an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in order to flatten and tighen her tummy.... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 617 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (9 mo)
Case: 60 of 72

Case #617

\tThis 30 year-old female sought breast reduction surgery soon after the birth of her second child, since she delivered at an "I" cup!  She claims she had been very large before that, in a 38DDD/E cup a majority of her adult life/since adolescence.  This had naturally led to fairly chronic shoulder pain, bra strap indentations... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 677 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
Case: 61 of 72

Case #677

\t26 year-old white female with severe bilateral mammary hypertrophy (42G bra size) for most of adult life (no children) with chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, and no relief via conservative measures. I offered her a procedure commonly performed in Denver, a breast reduction, via standard but very effective techniques with respect to dramatically... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 546 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 62 of 72

Case #546

41 year-old female who desired a modest breast reduction but mostly a lift; underwent removal of approximately 500gm on the larger right side, 390 gm on the left.  Results shown at approximately 2 months post-op.
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 64 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 63 of 72

Case #64

This is a 40 year old female who underwent a breast reduction removing approximately 1500 grams (3.3 pounds) from each breast. Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 520 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 64 of 72

Case #520

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 576 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 65 of 72

Case #576

\t27 year-old female who had had one child 3 years prior, and stated she was currently wearing a 38 DDD/F bra size. She reported fairly chronic symptoms of upper mid-back pain and bra strap grooving. She had seen both a physical therapist and chiropractor for several months, but this led to minimal significant pain relief. She underwent a Denver breast... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Tummy Tuck Case 324 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 66 of 72

Case #324

This is a 29 year old, 5'6", 170 pound woman who disliked her sagging, asymmetrical breasts, and loose tummy after having children. Her Colorado plastic surgery included a breast reduction with lift and an abdominoplasty. She had more breast tissue removed on the right than the left to achieve better overall symmetry. Post-operative... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 594 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (13 mo)
Case: 67 of 72

Case #594

This 36 year-old woman who had delivered 3 children presented with significant breast enlargement, drooping and nipple malposition, and wished to have elevated nipples, but remain fairly full, in a C/D-cup range.  It was recommended that she undergo a full (anchor-pattern) reduction-mastopexy, during which approximately 300-400gm of tissue was... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 75 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 68 of 72

Case #75

This is a 28 year old, 5"5", 235 pound female who underwent a breast reduction. She also underwent an abdominoplasty and power-assisted liposuction of her hips and flanks at the same time. Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Reduction Case 585 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (5 mo)
Case: 69 of 72

Case #585

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 616 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 70 of 72

Case #616

\t26 year-old female who had been a 36 DD/DDD bra size a majority of her adult life (no pregnancies), which had led to fairly chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, to the point where she had seen a chiropractor for 4 years, but without significant relief of her discomfort, or improvement of her somewhat limited lifestyle.\tI recommended a... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 777 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 71 of 72

Case #777

45 year-old woman who had breast fed 3 kids for 6-12 months each, now in a DD cup range (weight approximately 180 lb down from a maximum of 210lb), with an extensive "diastasis recti" stretching of the abdominal musculature, and signficant overlying stretch marks.She was treated in our outpatient surgical facility near Denver... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Reduction Case 437 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 72 of 72

Case #437

This is a 23 year old, 5'6", 175 pound woman who wanted smaller, lifted, more balanced breasts. She underwent a breast reduction removing 2.2 pounds from each breast to create more proportionate, perkier breasts. Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

Breast reduction must be carefully individualized to each patients needs. A consultation with our surgeons, who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, to evaluate your breast exam and discuss your goals can best determine how well the procedure will work for you. Usually, women with large, heavy, pendulous breasts will benefit from a reduction procedure.

How much scarring will I have?

There are several types of breast reduction procedures. The surgical option that is best for you depends upon your breast exam and goals. There is no way to reduce a breast without scarring. However, usually the scars are very well tolerated as a trade-off for smaller, perkier breasts. The scarring will be around the areola with a vertical component that extends down from the areola to the crease below the breast. No scars are ever made above the areola. Sometimes, an additional scar is necessary below the breast in the crease in order to give you the best contour possible.

Am I a candidate for a minimal-scar breast reduction?

That depends upon your breast exam and measurements. Every attempt is made to limit scarring without compromising the ultimate shape and size of your breasts. A consultation with Dr. Steinwald, Dr. Vath, or Dr. Wolfe can help you better understand if this is a good procedure for you.

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What size will I be after the procedure?

It is imperative that you and your plastic surgeon understand one another regarding the size you wish to be. At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, you will have an in depth discussion regarding your desired size with, Dr. Steinwald, Dr. Wolfe, or Dr. Vath so that you can have the aesthetic breasts that you want.

Is it an additional procedure to have a breast lift with a reduction?

No. Breast lift is an integral component of the breast reduction procedure and is included in the operative planning. The overwhelming majority of women who wish to have their breasts reduced also require a lifting of the breast tissue and nipples to achieve an attractive result.

Will a breast reduction affect my nipple sensation?

Some women actually have improved nipple sensation after a reduction, presumably due to reducing the stretch on the nerves that innervate the nipple. Infrequently, a patient may have reduced sensation after the procedure. The less tissue removed the less chance of being one of the few that has some sensory loss. Most women have no change from the procedure and their nipple sensation is kept intact.

Will a breast reduction affect my ability to breastfeed?

Most likely, breastfeeding will be possible after a breast reduction. A small percentage of women will have some difficulty. Every attempt is made to preserve as many milk ducts as possible to ensure the best chance of being able to nurse after a reduction.

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Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Steven Vath, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, and Dr. Paul Steinwald lead our patient-centered practice with warmth, honesty, and respect. Their combined expertise and credentials have placed us among Colorado's premier aesthetic centers.

Will my nipple have to be removed and replaced as a free nipple graft?

There is no need to remove the nipple except in very rare, extreme situations. The nipple stays on the breast tissue and is moved up along with the breast mound and its blood supply. This gives you the best chance of preserving your sensation and contractility.

Where is the surgery performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed at Apex Surgical Facility – a AAAHC accredited operating facility where your safety is of highest importance.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

General anesthesia is used to achieve sedation and pain control during a breast reduction. You will be asleep throughout the procedure and awaken comfortably in the recovery room. General anesthesia is extremely safe with an exceedingly low risk of associated complications.

What is the recovery period?

After a breast reduction, you may either recover at home, in an after-care facility with nurses, or in the hospital depending upon your needs. You will be walking the day of surgery with some discomfort and tightness in your chest. You will be given a supportive bra. Generally people are off of pain medication after a few days and back to work within a week. At 3 weeks, low-impact exercise is permissible followed by unrestricted activity after 6 weeks.

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The Center for Cosmetic Surgery has two offices conveniently located in the Denver metropolitan area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado, immediately off 6th Ave West and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver. Please schedule a personal consultation to learn what breast reduction surgery can do for you. Simply call (303) 278-2600 or request a consultation using our online form.

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