Board-certified Central Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto performs breast reduction surgery to help women who have overly large breasts. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, we understand that disproportionately large breasts can cause a myriad of unwanted issues, such as poor self esteem, back pain, skin irritation, and limitation of exercise or mobility. Breast reduction results in a breast size that is in better proportion to the patient's body, with an improved and more youthful shape and position as well.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"32 Years Old, breast lift with implants and tummy tuck - Orlando, FL - Born into a family of large breasted women, I was the flat chested one lol! I've wanted breast implants ever since I was a teenager, and wanted a tummy tuck after having my first child and seeing what pregnancy did to my once flat tight tummy. Once I got enough money, I knew I'd never get the opportunity again and decided to be selfish and do something for myself for once! I am so glad I did it and cannot wait to be fully healed and the once again hottie feeling comfortable in a 2 piece bathing suit again! I know I stayed glued to this site for months leading up to my surgery and hope my story and pics can help someone, just like everyone else's helped me!!Also I think my pics may be out of order, but I have dated them, sorry!!! "- L. / RealSelf / Jan 01, 2015
"Breast Implants - Best Thing I Have Ever Done - My doctor was the best. He listened to what I wanted and delivered it just the way I expected. Of course there was a little pain involved, but my doctor and staff were and still are always there to answer questions and make my experience the best it ever could be. My doctor is at the top of his field and I would tell anyone wanting a Breast Implants or anything else should go to see him. He really is the best there is. Words can not describe how he has made me feel. "- 5. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2010
"Mommy Makeover - So Glad I Did It! - Orlando, FL - I have never really been happy with my tummy, and after having my son 11 years ago I became even more self-conscious about it. The skin was loose, flabby, and covered with stretch marks. As for my breasts, I felt they were small in proportion to the rest of my body (5'8", 165 lbs, broad shoulders and hips, athletic legs, but only a small B cup bra size). I found Dr. S's practice through RealSelf, and from my first phone call through every visit to the practice I have been impressed by everyone on the staff. Dr. S has a wonderful bedside manner and is clearly focused on keeping his patients safe and achieving their desired outcomes. After just a few minutes of discussion about what I wanted for my breasts, Dr. S understood exactly what I wanted and was able to pull up patient photos that were just what I had in mind. I had a full TT and breast implants (silicone, placed under the muscle) on 14 January 2011. Although I am only three weeks post-op so far I am delighted with the results! All my abdominal stretch marks are gone, and my scar is low and so far looking good. My breasts are better than I imagined, round and pretty and proportional to my frame. They are getting softer and more natural-looking every day, and I expect that the final result will be amazing! I don't have photos at the moment, but will try to post some soon. I did not take any of my own "before" photos, so will have to see if Dr. S can give them to me. If you are in the Orlando area or are able to travel to Orlando as I did, you will not regret going to see Dr. S! His entire staff, from the receptionists to the patient consultants to the nurses and nurse practitioners, is wonderful. Even though I don't live in Florida and probably never will, if I have further cosmetic surgery done I am absolutely going back to this practice. "- 6. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2011
"A wonderful Doctor - I am so, so pleased at the result of my breast reduction! My friend recommended Dr. Soto. After seeing her results and her confidence in Dr. Soto I decided to proceed. I was not disappointed! Every time I get a glimpse of myself I feel more confident. Also, the staff is stellar! Thank you Dr. Soto for a job well done and an awesome outcome better than I could have imagined."- A. / UCompareHealthcare / Oct 02, 2016
"I had a breast reduction and I am very happy with the results. The healing process has been quick and was. I would definitely recommend Dr. Soto to anyone. The staff are very friendly as well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 07, 2014
Finding a highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in breast reduction is extremely important. As Dr. Soto has had more training in advanced breast techniques than the average plastic surgeon, he is comfortable and experienced with all variations and options for the safe reduction of size and improvement of the shape and position of the breasts. The technique recommended for you will depend on your starting appearance, the quantity and qualities of your skin and tissue, your goals, and any prior surgical procedures. Careful consultation with Dr. Soto will maximize the odds of achieving your goals safely.
The most common incision for breast reduction is what most call “the anchor” or an inverted letter T. With this kind of approach, the incision is made around the areola, extends vertically down to the breast crease, and is then followed by another horizontal incision along the direction of the fold. The areola will be repositioned once the breasts have been resized and reshaped. A lift will also be done so that the breasts will be placed higher on the chest.
Breast reduction is performed in Dr. Soto's internationally accredited Orlando surgical center under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours. For the first several weeks, Dr. Soto will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts and their new shape. Depending on your responsibilities at work, you may go back to work as soon as a few days after your procedure. Heavy exercise may be resumed after 6 weeks, although lighter exercise is often permissible sooner. This is best discussed with Dr. Soto. Results following a breast reduction are evident immediately after the surgery, but because swelling may persist for several weeks, you should not expect to appreciate your final shape or size until this swelling has fully resolved.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs
Will Results Last?
Breast reduction is a long-term solution for patients who are unhappy with their disproportionally large breasts. In cases where there is significant weight gain after surgery, the results may be compromised just as would occur after any cosmetic procedure that modifies body shape. Aging and gravity will also take their toll over time and will still effect the breasts (with or without the reduction). It is important to maintain a healthy weight and good health in order to maximize the longevity of your benefit.
For most women with larger breasts, the areola is also excessively large. Your areola will be resized appropriately as necessary via an incision made surrounding its border, with the excess skin trimmed to producce a diameter that is proportional to the breasts’ new shape and size.
How Much Reduction?
This varies depending on the doctor’s initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size.