Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can cause physical pain and psychological discomfort. Women can feel defined and limited by the enormous size of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery offers patients an opportunity to enjoy a well-proportioned figure and reduce back and neck pain at the same time.

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, can also help women reduce their risk of problems from skin irritation, shoulder, neck and back pain, poor posture and even numbness in their fingers. Breast reduction surgery may be considered medically necessary. It is sometimes covered by health insurance policies.

When you choose Maui plastic surgeon Dr. Yu to perform the breast reduction procedure that is right for you, you can have confidence that you’ve chosen a highly skilled surgeon and a surgical team that consistently provides exceptional care and thoughtful attention.

Procedure Details

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Yu completes most breast reduction surgeries within 4 hours. You will be resting under twilight or general anesthesia. Dr. Yu takes great care to use breast reduction techniques that reduce the appearance of both vertical and horizontal scars. Dr. Yu is skilled in using surgical techniques that are likely to maintain breast and nipple sensitivity.

During the procedure, Dr. Yu will remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. Dr. Yu will reshape your breasts and reposition your nipple to meet your desired goals. He may also perform liposuction around the breast area to achieve attractive contours.

What to expect during the Consultation Process


You will have private, personal consultation with Dr. Yu. During this time, board certified Maui plastic surgeon Dr. Yu will discuss your breast reduction cosmetic surgery goals with you realistically. You will decide together on the new, reduced breast size and shape that is best for you. You and Dr. Yu can also discuss any other realistic improvements that can be addressed during your breast reduction plastic surgery and you can see before and after photographs of patients who have undergone this procedure.

It is our goal that you are well prepared for your procedure. Prior to surgery, we will ensure all the details are taken care of–consent forms signed, prescriptions filled, pre-op photos taken, payment received, and shopping for supplies complete.

On the day of your surgery, you will simply arrive and receive gentle, compassionate, competent care beginning the moment you walk through the door.

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    A supportive surgical bra and wrap must be worn around your chest following surgery, to support you as you heal. The medication prescribed by Dr. Yu will control discomfort. Breast swelling and tenderness may be exacerbated during your next menstrual cycle. Some patients report occasional pain for weeks or months following reduction mammaplasty. Wearing a surgical bra for a few weeks following surgery may be recommended to assist in your recovery.

    Before & After Photos

    Breast Reduction Surgery Results


    A reprieve from constant back and neck pain is often the most valuable result of breast reduction surgery for our patients. Patients also say they can be more active in sports without feeling top heavy. You will also be able to appreciate that people look into your eyes at first glance, rather than dropping their gaze to your chest. Breast reduction surgery can also make it possible to find bras and clothing that are both flattering and comfortable.

    If you are ready to experience natural-looking, shapely breasts that enhance your figure without wearing you down, call and schedule a private, personal consultation with Dr. Yu.