Breast Reduction

If you’re browsing your options for breast reduction here in Guilford, CT, you don’t need us to tell you about the symptoms you’re probably experiencing. If you’ve had oversized breasts for most of your life, you’re likely well aware of the back and neck pain, the grooves in your shoulders, and even the unwanted attention. Surgical breast reduction has one of the highest rates of satisfaction among aesthetic procedures, and when you learn more about it, it’s easy to see why. Dr. Beth Collins, board-certified plastic surgeon, performs breast reduction surgery for women from New Haven to New London and Mystic, CT, and the shoreline areas.

Contact Dr. Collins at (203) 689-5295 or request a consultation online to learn more about how a breast reduction can help improve your appearance and quality of life.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Reduction Case 46 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Breast lift and shaping

This young lady was very unhappy with the shape of her breasts. She had a breast lift with very minimal reduction. Before her surgery, she reported that she would avoid disrobing in front of a mirror, but after her surgery, she loves the way she looks. She has much more confidence. Read More
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Breast lift with modest reduction
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Breast lift with reduction

Just in time!!! This lovely patient came in for a breast lift, reshaping and modest reduction because she was finally going to get to go on vacation after over a year of QUARANTINE!!! She and her husband planned a romantic getaway in the islands, and she wanted to look her best for the beach. In under six weeks she had her surgery and was ready to... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 95 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Breast lift and reduction

This lovely lady had very long and heavy breasts after breast feeding three children. She was in great shape and worked out in the gym at least five days a week. Her breasts always caused her problems and she often had to wear more than one sports bra just to feel comfortable in workout clothes. Dr. Collins did a bilateral breast reduction with a... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 94 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Revision breast reduction

This lovely young lady came to Dr. Collins because she was disappointed with a previous breast reduction. When she went for her first surgery, she told the surgeon that she wanted to have small breasts (about a "B" cup). She remembers at the time that the surgeon told her that she really didn't want to be that small and that her breasts should be... Read More
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Case #114

This beautiful young girls was unhappy with the size and asymmetry of her breasts and the excess skin and fat on her abdomen. She decided to take care of both problems in one surgery. Dr. Collins did a bilateral breast reduction to reduce the size of her breasts and to make them more even. At the same time she had an abdominoplasty. The effect of... Read More
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Bilateral breast lift and reduction

This beautiful 19 year old lady presented for a breast lift and reduction. She felt as if her breasts were too long and made her look old. She was in great shape, but felt as if she had to buy clothing that was two sizes too big just to fit her breasts. We did a breast reduction with lift, removing over 500 grams of tissue from each breast. Her breasts... Read More
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Case #35

This patient came in to see Dr. Collins for consideration of breast implants. After a long conversation, it was clear that really what this patient wanted was to improve the shape of her breasts and to move the nipple to a more attractive location on her breasts. She had plenty of volume in her breasts and really didn't want to be any bigger. Instead... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 47 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Breast reduction

I am always so glad when younger patients who need breast reduction find their way in to have it done before they live their whole lives with large unruly breasts. This young lady who was 18 years old was already bothered by back, neck and shoulder pain. Her breasts were dense and heavy and uncomfortable. She came in for breast reduction and after... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

The Basics of Breast Reduction

Surgical breast reduction is the most effective way to permanently reduce the volume and weight of the breasts. But it’s more than a functional procedure—it also reshapes the breasts to make them more aesthetically pleasing, perky, and proportionate.

Breast reduction can help relieve both the physical and emotional symptoms of oversized breasts. Patients report experiencing many benefits, including:

  • Reduced back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Better fitting clothes
  • A higher level of body confidence
  • Improved physical fitness options

Breast Reduction Candidates

Breast reduction is best for women who are bothered by the physical discomfort that large breasts can create. There is no specific cup size or volume that makes a patient eligible for the surgery—”enlarged breasts” may mean different things to different women depending on their natural proportions. During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins closely listens to your concerns and examines your breasts to help determine your candidacy for surgery. In some cases, you may need a different type of procedure, such as a breast lift.

In addition to wanting to reduce the size of your breasts, you might make a good breast reduction candidate if you’re generally healthy and free of medical conditions that might make surgery unsafe. These include certain types of bleeding disorders, heart conditions, and diabetes. You should also have clear, realistic expectations for the surgery and be able to properly care for yourself while you recuperate.

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Beth Collins, M.D.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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What Happens During Surgery?

Depending on the specific goals of your breast reduction, Dr. Collins may use one of several techniques.

The most common breast reduction technique is called the Wise pattern. This approach is the most effective for reducing significantly oversized breasts. It uses an anchor-shaped incision to reduce excess skin and tissue before reshaping the remaining breast tissue and repositioning the nipple and areola.

The vertical closure reduction uses a “lollipop-shaped” incision to reduce the amount of scarring created by the surgery. This option is best suited for patients who require a lesser amount of reduction.

Finally, the Passot reduction technique keeps the incisions limited to around the areolas and within the crease of the breasts, keeping the resulting scars less visible. Dr. Collins is one of a handful of plastic surgeons in the nation who have been trained in this technique, and she’s excited to offer it to qualified patients.

The breast reduction procedure takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete, and Dr. Collins performs it while you are asleep under general anesthesia.

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Breast Reduction Recovery & Results

Because breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, you’ll be able to go home shortly after your surgery. Your precise recovery timeline will vary depending on the specifics of your procedure, but you should plan to take between 1 and 2 weeks away from work. During this time, you’ll need to rest at home while your incisions heal. It’s important to take your prescribed medication as directed and wear the surgical bra Dr. Collins provides you; it softly supports your breasts while the incisions heal. You’ll need to take a break from lifting anything heavier than a few pounds, and it will be several weeks before you can return to exercise. However, you’ll feel the difference breast reduction can make right away!

To learn more about breast reduction with Dr. Collins, we invite you to request your consultation online or call our office at (203) 689-5295.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is no charge for consultations with our RNs.
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