Breast Reduction

Dr. Josh Olson of Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute performs breast reduction to provide relief for women from Gilbert, Chandler, and other East Valley cities who are suffering from the physical and emotional effects of overly large breasts. Reduction procedures create some of the most satisfied patients in plastic surgery. Dr. Olson can alleviate symptoms while producing natural-looking results.

Allow board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olson to enhance your quality of life through breast reduction. Call our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.

Breast Reduction
 Before & After Photos

WARNING:

This feature contains nudity. Please click OK to confirm you are at least 18 years of age and are not offended by such material.

OK

Breast Reduction
 Before & After Photos

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

Case: 1 of 6
Previous
Case: 1 of 6
Next
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 106 View #1 View in Gilbert, AZ
Before & After
Case: 2 of 5

Case #106

This patient is a 67-year-old female from Gilbert who presented near my Scottsdale office with complaints of breasts which were asymmetrical, drooping and larger than desired. I felt that a breast reduction would give her the best result.

After surgery the patient recovered... Read More

Before & After Breast Reduction Case 229 View #2 View in Gilbert, AZ
Before & After
Case: 3 of 5

Case #229

This patient is 6 weeks post op Breast Reduction.
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 191 View #1 View in Gilbert, AZ
Before & After
Case: 4 of 5

Case #191

Breast Reduction
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 163 View #1 View in Gilbert, AZ
Before & After
Case: 5 of 5

Case #163

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

Reasons for Breast Reduction

Oversized breasts commonly cause pain in the back, shoulders, neck, and arms. They can also cause problems with posture, deep grooves in the shoulders from bra straps digging in, irritation beneath the breasts, and even nerve damage. Women visit Dr. Olson for breast reduction for one or a combination of the following reasons:

  • Increasing physical comfort
  • Diminishing or eliminating related symptoms
  • Improving shape and position
  • Balancing the size of uneven breasts
  • Reducing unwanted attention
Dr Olson MD

Meet Dr. Josh Olson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Josh Olson uses his world-class cosmetic plastic surgery training to meet all the aesthetic needs of the women and men he serves. What can he do for you?

Meet Dr. Josh Olson
American Board of Plastic Surgery Logo
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Logo
Realself Top Doctor Logo

Your Choices

Known medically as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery shares commonalities with breast lift surgery, but the goals of each procedure differ. With a breast reduction, the goal is removal of excess breast tissue. Dr. Olson prides himself on spending extra time shaping the breast to ensure the best aesthetic results possible, and he typically uses 1 of 2 primary methods.

Vertical Reduction (Lollipop Incision)

Dr. Olson usually recommends this method for patients who need less tissue removed. It involves a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola down to the crease beneath the breast (also called the inframammary fold, or IMF). These incisions produce a lollipop shape.

Inferior Pedicle (Wise Pattern, Inverted-T, or Anchor Incision)

For women requiring greater reduction, Dr. Olson may suggest this approach. Its 3 incisions — around the areola, down from the areola to the IMF, and along the IMF — create an upside-down “T” or anchor shape.

Free Nipple Graft

Dr. Olson rarely performs this technique, but he may recommend it for extremely sagging (ptotic) breasts. In this method, the nipple-areola complex is detached from the breast and reattached at a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position. The nipple and areola lose sensation, and nursing is no longer possible.

Newsletter Sign-Up

Be the first to receive news and special offers from Dr. Olson.

Be the first to receive news and special offers from Dr. Olson.

Cost of Breast Reduction

The price of a breast reduction procedure with Dr. Olson ranges from $8,500 to $9,000. Because of his extensive background and expertise, women looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix often make the trip to our Gilbert practice. The cost of breast reduction can vary somewhat based on the specific surgical techniques required. Dr. Olson will walk you through that during your consultation.

A Reputation Built on Results

Amazing surgeon, very professional and I LOVE my results! The staff was wonderful and so friendly! Not...
Mommy makeover 4 days post-op - painful & everything good so far I'm currently 4 days post op and figured...
Mommy makeover 4 days post-op - painful & everything good so far I'm currently 4 days post op and figured...
Mommy makeover 4 days post-op - painful & everything good so far I'm currently 4 days post op and figured...

Recovery & Results

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, so patients need someone to drive them home. Patients may be able to resume work after about 5 to 7 days, and any physically demanding activities should be avoided for several weeks. Pain medication can help patients manage any discomfort during recovery.

Patients can expect bruising, swelling, and most discomfort to disappear after several weeks. After about 3 to 4 months, results will begin to appear. Most importantly, patients will start to notice improved comfort at this time.

The Latest Posts From Dr. Olson's Blog

From the Blog

Does CoolSculpting® Actually Work?

The array of options for nonsurgical fat reduction treatments seems to expand almost every year. CoolSculpting was a pioneer when it received FDA approval in 2010 to reduce fat from “love handles.” It has continued to break ground in the past decade with new applicators that we use for CoolSculpting patients at our med spa…

Continue Reading

From the Blog

5 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

When I meet with women considering breast augmentation at my Gilbert, AZ, practice, their excitement about having more confidence in their bodies is mixed with just a bit of anxiety about recovering after the procedure. Fortunately, breast augmentation recovery is usually much easier than patients anticipate (especially for those who diligently follow post-op instructions). You…

Continue Reading

From the Blog

7 Things To Consider Before Getting Liposuction

Few cosmetic surgery procedures are as popular as liposuction at my Gilbert, AZ, practice. Many men and women are frustrated by problem areas where excess fat tends to accumulate despite their best efforts to keep it off through exercise and a healthy diet. They are usually ideal liposuction candidates. If liposuction is something you’ve been…

Continue Reading

Back to Top