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
"Needed Two Revisions but Finally Got It Right with Under Muscle Implants - What a great site for answers and looking for the most experience and competent surgeon.My Dr.not only fits this description he was an exceptional listener to All of my concerns. I met him when my girlfriend and I went to his office for laser resurfacing which also turn out amazing.I have been leery for years of PS's as I have had two breast augmentation surgeries and was not pleased with either one. The first one over 25 years ago and the second one just 15 years ago. I had both done over the muscle. As of late my left breast was experiencing capsular contraction. Dr. S told me I didn't have to live like this and we scheduled the exchange of implants (saline to silcone), and placing them under the muscle.The day of the operation I had no anxiety as I felt I had done all my research, check out the qualifications of my surgeon and had also talk to the anesthesiologist. After veiwing this site, I can't agree more with others who wrote how important it is to research and find the best doctor for your specific needs.My operation was a complete sucess. For the first time in a very Long time I am Absolutely thrilled with the results!!! And so is my husband. I only wished I had met Dr. S and his caring staff years ago. And I am 50 with beautiful breasts!! "- 5. / RealSelf / Jul 16, 2009
"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
"First-rate Doctor - Orlando, FL - I remember the first time I walked into Dr. Armando Soto's office, I felt like I was at home. It was a very peaceful environment, the staff was very kind and sweet. Then, I met Dr. Soto he gave me such a good vibe that I knew at the moment that I met him that I wanted him to perform my breast augmentation surgery. I had visited other doctors and I had other consultations scheduled after I met with him but after meeting with him I cancelled the other appointments and decided to go with him. I really want to share what a great experience I had with Dr. Soto. He is a great surgeon and did an excellent job with my breasts. I truly recommend him with me eyes closed. The surgery was so smooth, I did not feel anything at all. I am so happy with the results! Dr. Soto and his staff are so caring and wonderful. I do not regret at all choosing Dr. Soto for my breast augmentation. I thanked god for finding him. I will always be thankful with him and his staff because they were awesome! I cannot describe what an excellent service. I felt and feel safe at Dr. Soto's facility. Thank you so much for everything! Without a doubt the best surgeon in town! God bless you! :). "- C. / RealSelf / May 19, 2014
"Consultation with Dr. Soto - Orlando, FL - I'm so grateful to have had a consultation with Dr. Soto today. As a result of this site I was able to get a free consultation. The fee to book the appointment was $25.00. Dr. Soto definitely live up to his five star review. He listened, he answered all of my questions and took various measurements of my breast. He's board certified and creates absolutely wonderful mommy makeovers. The quote that I received for the mommy makeover with breast implants (no lift) was $14,171.00. If I had all of the money right now I would have the surgery today. However, after reviewing, I would only be able to get the breast augmentation done at this current time.I'm happy that I've found Dr. Soto. He carefully listened to the outcome I am seeking and answered all of my questions. He certainly lived up to his five star reviews. Initially, I was soo embarrassed to show my body but Dr. Soto make me feel at ease. He is a plastic surgeon and is obviously fixing patients imperfections, I should have not been embarrassed-but I still was. My goal is to have my surgery in June. Yaaay.I'm now awaiting a quote for the breast augmentation only. I will post that price once I receive it. Thank you RealSelf and thank you Dr. Soto for your time and expertise. It was deep appreciated. :). He carefully listened to the outcome I am seeking and answered all of my questions. :) "- G. / RealSelf / Apr 06, 2015
"My New Breasts Complete Me - Orlando, FL - Dr. S preformed my Breast Augmentation surgery 12/21/09. I got a lift and implants of 400cc's. I went from a B to a D (in some bras I am now a DD). I will be honest. 2 weeks before I met Dr. S, I found a "good deal" coupon for a local surgeon. I quickly called the practice and after only 1 visit with the competitor, I booked my surgery. When mentioning the other surgeon's name to a close friend, I realized what a HUGE mistake I was making by considering using this other doctor. Turns out the other doctor was not Board Certified by the ASPS and had a HORRIBLE reputation! I am thankful that I found Dr. S and had a great experience. Some others aren't so lucky. Certification by an ABMS Member Board involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area of medicine. Did you know that someone can be board certified in other areas (not plastic surgery) and list "board certified" on their qualifications? Seems like false advertising to me, but it's done all the time. I am 120% happy with my results with Dr. S. He is phenominal! "- N.N. / RealSelf / Mar 17, 2010
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.
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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.