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Having overly large breasts isn’t always ideal. Often, it can lead to a variety of physical and psychological issues. Large breasts can make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly and result in unwanted attention from others, causing self-esteem issues. Learn about how a breast reduction in Maryland and DC could improve your life. Call today to schedule a consultation with our talented breast surgeons.

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Having overly large breasts isn’t always ideal. Often, it can lead to a variety of physical and psychological issues.

Real Patient Results

My results turned out to be much better than expected and I am so happy with the way they look and feel. Dr.Chiaramonte is a phenomenal surgeon and would never think of going to anyone else!
Dr Chiaramonte is very professional and made me feel like I was in the best hands. He was very thorough and explained the whole procedure to me and did not make me feel rushed when asking questions. I would highly recommend Dr Chiaramonte to any friend or family member.
In searching for a doctor to perform my breast augmentation, I came upon Bella Cosmetics through a google search for plastic surgeons in Maryland. I corresponded with Denise, the coordinator for Dr. Chiaramonte. She was always very friendly, professional and helpful, and the rest of the staff were very amiable and welcoming. During my first (and second, and third) meeting with Dr. Chiaramonte he was very informative, patient and understanding. It is great that he takes the time out of his busy schedule to sit down for complimentary consultations. Although I ultimately decided against the surgery (for the time being), I had a great experience with Dr. Chiaramonte, as well as the staff at Bella Cosmetics. Would recommend to anyone!
CJ Wash
Dr. Chiaramonte exceeded my expectations. I am a month post-op from having the Bella Body Lift. Dr. C and his knowledgeable staff were patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. He provided realistic expectations for achieving the desired hourglass figure that was hidden under the markings of birthing two children and lousy eating habits. The figure has since returned better than ever. I am grateful to Dr. C for restoring my self-confidence and will certainly consider him for future services.
The entire office is fantastic, highly professional and so caring. And the smiles that come in and leave the office are amazing. Clients are happy with their results. And Dr. Chiaramonte is the best all-around. He is So kind and extremely skilled. Love you all Bella !

What Issues Can A Breast Reduction Help Correct?

However, the physical complications associated with large breasts are often more problematic. Many women find that large breasts result in:

  • Debilitating back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Painful grooves on the shoulders from bra straps
  • Rashes, irritation, and skin inflammation from breasts rubbing on the chest or abdomen
  • Poor posture
  • Headaches due to neck strain
  • Respiratory problems
  • Difficulty engaging in active, athletic activities

Breast reduction is an effective way to alleviate these issues and restore an attractive breast appearance that is more proportional to your body.

You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with our advanced providers in person. Please call 301-567-6767 today to schedule your breast reduction consultation in Maryland and DC. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.

Benefits Of Breast Reduction

For many women, the physical, aesthetic, and psychological benefits of breast reduction surgery in Maryland and DC can be truly life-changing:

  • Reduction in chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain
  • Improved ability to engage in athletic activities
  • Overall improvement in physical comfort
  • Improved breast appearance and more proportionate body contour
  • Clothing fits better, providing a more attractive overall appearance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More positive body image

Candidates For Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery in Maryland and DC may be an ideal solution for you if you experience one or more of the physical and emotional issues discussed above. You should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. If you smoke, you must be willing to quit prior to surgery and throughout the recovery period since smoking can adversely impact healing and results.

If you’re planning on having children, you should discuss this with our surgeons during your consultation. While future pregnancies will not prevent you from undergoing breast reduction, the changes to your breasts caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding can potentially impact your results. Depending on the extent of the physical issues you’re experiencing and how soon you plan on having children, we may recommend waiting in order to avoid the need for a revision procedure after you’ve completed this phase of your life.

Your Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction is generally performed in Maryland and DC on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about 2-3 hours to complete:

  • While our surgeons use a variety of techniques, we prefer to use an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola and extends vertically downward along the natural crease underneath the breast
  • During your breast reduction procedure, our surgeons will remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin
  • The nipple and areola will be relocated to a new location in order to provide the most natural-looking appearance
  • Skin from either side of the breast is then gently stretched down and around the areola, forming the breast’s new contour

Liposuction may be used to eliminate extra areas of fat located in the armpit region. In some instances, we may also recommend a breast lift in conjunction with breast reduction to restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance.

Recovery After Breast Reduction Surgery

After your breast reduction procedure in Maryland and DC, your breasts will be wrapped in a gauze dressing and covered with either a stretchy bandage or a surgical bra. A small drain may be inserted at each surgical site to help blood and fluid escape.

You can expect the following timetable during your recovery:

  • Your gauze bandages will be removed 1-2 days after surgery, but you must continue wearing the surgical bra until irritation and discoloration fade
  • Sutures will be removed 1-3 weeks after surgery
  • You may experience mild discomfort during the first few days after surgery
  • In general, most women can return to work in about two weeks
  • It’s best to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities for 3-4 weeks
  • Make sure you wear a surgical or sports bra all day and night for eight weeks after surgery

Breast Reduction Cost

The average cost of an in Maryland and DC breast reduction at Bella Cosmetic Surgery is between $8,000 and $10,500. Keep in mind that your fees could fall above or below this range. During your consultation, our surgeons will give you a more concrete estimate based on your unique needs and goals.

In some instances, breast reduction may be covered by insurance. Whether your procedure will be covered depends on a variety of factors, including the reasons for surgery and your insurance carrier. In general, the procedure must be deemed medically necessary due to excessive pain in order to be covered by insurance. During your pre-operative visits, our team will help you submit all necessary paperwork to your insurance in order to see if your procedure will be covered.


Do You Have To Lose Weight Before Breast Surgery?

In most breast reduction cases in Maryland and DC, patients do not need to lose weight prior to surgery. However, if someone is considered morbidly obese or has a high BMI, weight loss prior to breast reduction may be recommended. Losing weight prior to a breast reduction lowers the risks of surgical and anesthetic-related complications. It also allows your surgeon to remove less breast tissue, making recovery easier.

What Size Do My Breasts Need To Be To Qualify For A Reduction?

The actual cup size will vary depending on the patient. Some patients, especially ones with small frames, may only have a C cup. However, their breasts may be extremely heavy and appear too large for their body. Overly large breasts can cause ongoing back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. In other cases, patients may have a DD or larger cup size, necessitating the need for a reduction.

How Many Cup Sizes Get Reduced In A Breast Reduction?

The number of cup sizes reduced will depend on what the patient wants and how much breast tissue can be safely removed. In many cases, the cup size can be reduced by two to three sizes. During consultation, your surgeon will examine your breasts and discuss how much breast tissue can be removed to help you achieve your desired result.


“I have always been self-conscious about the size of my breasts. Even as a teenager, I would get stared at and have comments made about my breast size. Over time, I did my best to hide the size of my breasts under baggy shirts and large blouses. However, this didn’t change the fact that I was unhappy with my appearance. As I got older, I finally decided to do something about it and decided to have a breast reduction. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I feel like myself again, and I really wish I wouldn’t have waited so long. I want to thank the entire staff at Bells Cosmetic Surgery for making me feel comfortable every step of the way. I highly recommend Bella Cosmetic Surgery to anyone who is looking to reduce the size of their breasts!”

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Surgery in Maryland and DC

If you’re interested in breast reduction in Maryland and DC, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery using the form on this page or call 301-567-6767  today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.