Breast Reduction in Barrie

Breast reduction, otherwise referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure intended for women with large, pendulous breasts. Often, these women face a variety of health problems caused by excessive breast size. Some of these problems include back pain, neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems.

Breast reduction is one procedure that not only has cosmetic benefits, but also may provide physical relief. The procedure involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts with the intent of making them smaller, lighter and firmer. The procedure also reduces the size of the areola (the darker pigmented skin around the nipple). The goal of this procedure is to give individuals smaller and firmer-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of their body.

Is Breast Reduction right for you?

Breast reduction surgery is performed on women who have large, sagging breasts. The procedure is intended for a person who is troubled by their size and position of the breast, as well as for someone who complains of restricted activity due to physical discomfort.

As with any surgical procedure, it is important that you set up a consultation to discuss the risks associated with this surgery. Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to see if this procedure is right for you.

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

There are various techniques associated with the breast reduction procedure. The technique used by Dr. Dickie involves an inverted-T incision that circles the areola, extends downward and follows the curve of the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Dickie then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin and re-positions the nipple and areola into the new position. In some cases where there is excess fat around the armpit, or flank area, liposuction may be used to correct these areas.

In most cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the nipples and areolas may have to be completely removed and grafted into a higher position. The stitches are then placed around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast. Decreased sensation in the nipple occurs with this procedure.


Typically, breast reduction surgery is not a painful operation. The patient may experience discomfort for a short period following surgery. Normal activities may be resumed within a 10-day period. Lifting or pushing anything heavy should be avoided for at least three to four weeks.


Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to book your personal consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you be the best you can be. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.


Breast Reduction Before & After

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