Breast Reduction

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Many women with overly large breasts experience back, neck, shoulder, and breast pain because of the weight of their breasts. Other women cannot exercise or participate in sports, and some women are self-conscious about the unwanted attention brought by large breasts.

Breast reduction surgery is a reliable way to reduce the size and weight of your breasts and relieve your pain. Dr. Fata uses the "vertial breast reduction" surgery techniques, which will give you the most natural shape. Breast reduction will help you look and feel better!

If you are considering breast reduction in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can help. Call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 to learn how the procedure can help relieve symptoms of pain from enlarged breasts


Technique of Breast Reduction

Dr. Fata uses the “vertical breast reduction" technique, and was one of the first plastic surgeons in the Indianapolis, Indiana area to offer the “vertical breast reduction" technique to his breast lift and breast reduction patients.

In the “vertical breast reduction”, skin and breast tissue are removed from the central lower part of the breast. The nipple and breast tissue of the upper breast are preserved, and the breast skin is closed is in a vertical pattern.

Compared to the traditional “anchor scar” design, the vertical breast reduction technique creates a much shorter scar and results in a better breast shape because the natural contours of your breast are preserved. Dr. Fata will use your natural breast shape to restore attractive breasts. Also, there is no “bottoming out” or sagging of the lower breast because the excess tissue in the central lower breast has been removed.

The vertical breast reduction technique has been widely used in Europe for over 40 years. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the past 20 years, but there are still many plastic surgeons that are unwilling to use this technique.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Dr. Fata performs breast reduction surgery at the Carmel Surgery Center in Carmel, Indiana as either an outpatient or with a 23-hour overnight stay. The only restrictions are no strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for the first two weeks after your breast reduction surgery, and you will wear a sports bra for four weeks. You will need a few days off from work, but not more than a week.

You will return to Dr. Fata’s Indianapolis, Indiana office within the first two weeks after your breast reduction surgery, and then for periodic check-ups. Your follow-up care will never be delegated to an assistant.

Breast Reduction Costs

Your medical insurance may cover breast reduction. However, individual insurance plans vary and some require a recommendation from your primary care physician and a trial of "conservative" treatment, such as physical therapy, before they approve breast reduction. If your insurance company will not cover your breast reduction, it can be performed as a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Fata's surgical fee is $5000-5500, depending on the amount of reduction and length of the procedure, and this fee includes all of the follow-up office visits after your procedure. The cost for the surgery center, including the anesthesiologist's fee, ranges from $2600-2800 depending on the time.

To assist you as you gather information on the procedure of breast reduction, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with patients who have had breast reduction.

Schedule Your Appointment

Dr. Joseph Fata performs breast reduction on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 or contact us online for a consultation with Dr. Fata.