Breast Reduction for Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and the Greater Toronto Area
A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to give a woman smaller and firmer breasts.
Women may choose this surgery to reduce breasts to make them:
- More in proportion to the rest of her body
- Elevated, with greater projection
- Lighter, so as not to cause physical discomfort
These results are accomplished by the removal of breast tissue, which reduces the volume of overly large breasts.
Of all the surgeries Dr. Madronich performs, breast reduction has the highest patient satisfaction rating. Breast reduction patients report that they no longer have back, neck, and shoulder pain, rashes under their breasts, and shoulder grooving from bra straps. After breast reduction, patients report they are better able to find clothes that fit and can resume sports and exercise more comfortably.
Breast reduction surgery should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon—a medical specialist who has completed a minimum of five years of training in surgery, following medical school. Cosmetic surgeons require a high level of surgical skill, excellent aesthetic judgment, as well as extensive knowledge and years of practice.
Finding a qualified plastic surgeon that you feel is right for you is an important part of the breast reduction process. Patients considering aesthetic surgery should have the opportunity to discuss their expectations, and options in depth with their surgeon.
Dr. Robert Madronich is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon and a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He holds double board certification with both a Plastic Surgery Fellowship as well as a Head and Neck Plastic Surgery Fellowship.
What to expect - Consultation
If you are interested in a breast reduction, have questions about the procedure, or want to know if you are a suitable candidate, you can book a consultation with Dr. Madronich to discuss your options and learn about his approach to plastic surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Madronich will ask about your medical history, get to know you, and work to understand your needs, expectations, and goals. The most important outcome of any consultation is to determine if your goals are in your best interest in regards to your physical and psychological health. With this in mind, Dr. Madronich will discuss available surgical procedures, associated costs, what you can expect in terms of recovery, as well as any risks associated with the procedure. Together you will discuss what kind of results you can reasonably expect from a breast reduction procedure. You will be able to ask questions and meet the friendly staff at Madronich Plastic Surgery & Laser.
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers the cost of breast reduction as well as the fee for a consultation with Dr. Madronich. For breast reduction consultations, patients must have a referral from their Family Doctor.
Take a few moments and review our photo gallery to see the before and after transformation of Dr. Madronich's patients for yourself.
Operation – What does a breast reduction involve?
All procedures are performed at Mackenzie Health (previously named York Central Hospital) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Patient comfort and safety, alongside clinical excellence, are always the highest priorities in Dr. Madronich's practice. The staff at Mackenzie Health and Madronich Plastic Surgery and Laser, are friendly and understanding professionals, who understand you may be nervous and have questions or concerns. The staff will do their best to alleviate any concerns you have and answer your questions.
Breast reduction surgeries are performed under general anesthesia as a day procedure. Dr. Madronich will use a vertical or minimal incision, through which tissue is removed to reduce the size of the breasts, to minimize scarring. The tissue removed may include excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. This removal makes the breasts lighter and more in balance with each patient's unique figure. In some cases, the nipple and areola are moved higher on the breast to maintain the body's natural balance and proportion.
After surgery, you will be wrapped in a bandage that is held in place by your bra. You will feel some discomfort for the first few days following the procedure.
You will likely notice an immediate difference in your appearance and overall comfort level after your breast reduction. You should be able to resume work and social activities in 1-2 weeks, however Dr. Madronich recommends his patients refrain from lifting, pushing, or any strenuous activities for three to four weeks.