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Breast Reduction Surgery

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is when the breasts are reduced in size and reshaped by surgically removing fat, skin and tissue from the breast area. The procedure is also known as reduction mammoplasty and it is performed on women from all different age groups and backgrounds, although most surgeons prefer if you wait until your breasts have finished developing completely before performing the surgery.

For more information please view our patient education video that shows the procedure (non graphically) and answers common questions, please click here.

Toronto Breast Reduction Fast Facts:

  • Overnight stay is not necessary, but follow-ups with Dr. Sliwin are required.
  • An anchor-like or lollipop scar depending on the technique, remains after surgery but it will fade over time.
  • Plan for 2 weeks of recovery time, away from work and most regular activities.
  • A sports bra is recommended during the recovery period to limit breast movement and increase support.
  • You must refrain from exercise for a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • In most cases, the results of breast reduction surgery are permanent, and may be covered by OHIP if the reduction is deemed medically necessary.

Does This Sound Like You?

Women who seek out breast reduction surgery typically have breasts that are disproportionately large that cause significant physical and / or social discomfort. This may be due to weight gain, pregnancy or basic genetics. Some of the common issues associated with large breasts include:

  • Chronic back, shoulder and neck pain.
  • Rashes under the heavy breasts.
  • Difficulty finding bras and clothing that fit.
  • Heavy, pendulous breasts and stretched out skin.
  • Grooves in the shoulders from bra straps.
  • Poor posture.
  • Poor self-image.
  • Restricted physical activity.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

After breast reduction surgery with Dr. Sliwin, most patients report benefits that include:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence.
  • Reduction or elimination of back, shoulder and neck pain caused by heavy breasts.
  • Elimination of rashes.
  • Breasts that are in proportion with the rest of your body.
  • Improved posture.
  • Participation in sports and other physical activities.
  • Ability to shop at regular clothing stores.

Ask About Financing !

If you have over-sized breasts that are causing you problems, but aren’t able to pay for the procedure all at once, ask about our convenient and confidential financing option. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

If you have any further questions, or want more information about the benefits and risks of breast reduction surgery in Toronto, contact the office and we will be happy to help. You will need a consultation so Dr. Sliwin can plan your procedure and determine how much tissue needs to be removed, or if you qualify for OHIP coverage so schedule your appointment today!


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Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
1188 B Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, Ontario M6C 2E3
Tel: (416) 785.7864
Fax: (416) 785.7207

Scarborough Medical Arts Building
4040 Finch Ave E, Suite 306
Scarborough, Ontario
Tel: (416) 754.3834
Fax: (416) 785.7207

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