Breast Reduction in Charlotte, NC

Having overly-large breasts can cause physical symptoms due to the excess strain on the back and neck, and many women may even feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Klein and board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Kochuba specialize in breast reduction surgery for women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction can be performed for physical and emotional reasons. Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reshape the breasts. The goal of the surgery is to give you breasts that fit your body style and personal preferences.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

The benefits of breast reduction surgery are:

  • Reducing the weight of the breasts
  • Helping women enjoy more active lifestyles that are challenging with large breasts
  • Reducing physical symptoms caused by large breasts, such as back and neck pain
  • Boosting a woman’s confidence about her appearance
  • Helping women fit better into their bras and clothing

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba recommend breast reduction to women who are unhappy with the large size of their breasts, or those who experience pain and discomfort due to breast size. They may inquire about the surgery for physical or emotional reasons.

What Do I Need to Do Before Breast Reduction?

When you decide to have breast reduction surgery, you deserve to feel comfortable and confident in the skill of your surgeon to improve your breast size and shape. We recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba. They will provide realistic expectations and accurate information about how breast reduction will help you.

How Long Does It Take to Perform Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery takes one to three hours.

What to Expect After Breast Reduction

More extensive breast reduction surgeries are performed at the hospital. In these cases, women typically stay the night. The majority of women, though, only need an outpatient surgery and can go home after the procedure. However, someone should drive you home following surgery.

Pain after the surgery is well-managed with non-prescription medications. The pain may increase when you get out of bed, stand up and walk as these activities cause the breasts to move.

You will wear a compression bandage for up to three days, and the sutures are removed after three to seven days. Once the bandage is removed, you will need to wear a special bra at all times, including when you sleep. You will need to avoid sex for seven days and exercise for at least six weeks.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Breast Reduction?

You will have pinkish scars after the surgery. Over the next year, the scars will gradually fade until they are barely noticeable.

When Will I See the Results?

You will see results immediately after your breast reduction. Swelling will make your breasts look larger than expected, and will be temporary.

How Long Will the Results of Breast Reduction Last?

For the majority of women, breast reduction can be long-lasting and even permanent. Some women may develop fat and soft tissue in the breasts after the surgery. In these rare cases, additional surgery may be required.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Charlotte?

Because breast reduction may be recommended to reduce physical symptoms, it may be covered by your insurance. Your out-of-pocket costs can be paid by cash, check and major credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®.

Women who are looking for an effective solution for large breasts now have an experienced team of plastic surgeons to count on for their breast reduction surgery. HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery serves the communities of Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

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"HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery’s team is committed to exceptional patient care. Dr. Klein is an extraordinarily talented, caring and detailed plastic surgeon. He’s truly an artist in his field and always his patients best interest at heart.  – Anonymous"
"Dr. Klein & The HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery Staff, Thanks for the amazing life changing procedure. Your patience, kindness and humor helped put me at ease. I appreciate your expertise and skillfulness.  Thank You! - Shelli"
"I had a breast reduction done with Dr. Klein at Plastic Renaissance Surgery and I am SO happy with my results!! I loved Dr. Klein & his whole staff was always so kind and friendly! I am very pleased overall with the surgery and the results and I would recommend…"
"Dr. Klein is wonderful. He is so pleasant and caring and does wonderful work. Any cosmetic work I need will be done here. The entire staff treats you like family. They are all great. This is the place to go"
"Best surgeon ever. Caring and keeps you realistic in your expectations. He is a doctor not a salesman"
" I had extended abdominoplasty basically circumferential. Dr. Klein has been great, reassuring and very competent. Had a couple of setbacks the Dr. Klein solved immediately and professionally. I am extremely happy and highly recommend Dr.David Klein with HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery."
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"Such wonderful, caring people in every area. I could not have asked for better care. Always there for me in every situation. Such a great experience!"
"Excellent! Have gone to Dr. Klein 3 times: face and eye lift, mini face lift and collagen injections. Dr. K calmed me immediately and I can honestly say, he is a prince among doctors! Had no apprehension whatsoever (my husband had to drag me through the door because of my…"
"I went in for breast augmentation, I was completely nervous considering I was self-conscious about my chest. My consultation went smoothly, they all had a way of making me feel very comfortable, they were all very welcoming, and understanding of my situation. As I was very excited to have my…"
"The most caring considerate, out of all my doctors and I do have lots of them he is the best. He is patient and will stay until all questions are taking care of."
"I have been to Dr. Klein for 3 different procedures, he is AWESOME!!! Great work, very professional and nice bedside manner, very honest... Also great staff!!! Anyone looking to have a procedure done, this is the man to see."
"It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am still very happy with my results. Thinking about scheduling my second surgery soon."
"I've had two surgeries with Dr. Klein I'm very happy with my results! And I'm going back for my 3rd this April great surgeon and really nice and caring staff ;)"
"Had my first surgery with Dr. Klein he was amazing. The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome. I will highly recommend him if you have doubts go for it you won’t regret it."
"I have been so Happy with all the work Dr. Klein has performed on my Body. He is so sweet and really cares about making you feel better about yourself."
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