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Breast Reduction in Seattle


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636 120th Ave NE #202,
Bellevue, WA 98005

Are you struggling with heavy, uncomfortable breasts that are too large, and out of proportion with the rest of your body? At Athenix, our surgeons can help. Oversized breasts have problems that only those who live with them understand. Not only can they be embarrassing, the weight of the tissue makes even everyday tasks more difficult to perform. This is most often a problem associated with genetics, and something women were born with, passed down through the generations.

Unfortunately, overly heavy or pendulous breasts do not stand the test of time well, and even younger women are left with large, saggy breasts, nipple areas that have drooped, and the problems associated with carrying so much weight on the front of the torso.

Are you a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

If you are uncomfortable with the size of your breasts, and dream of having a more moderate size, our surgical team is here to help you get relief. A breast reduction in Seattle can potentially reduce the following symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Breathing issues
  • Posture problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin infections
  • Self-consciousness
  • Inability to wear or fit certain clothes
  • Bra strap indentations

Insurance and Breast Reduction Surgery

In many cases in which women are suffering pain and discomfort associated with overly large, heavy breasts, health insurance will cover the cost of breast reduction, in full or in part. Take advantage of the information provided on our "Insurance” page. Our professional administration team will assist you to verify coverage. Cases are adjudicated on a case by case basis, and your condition must be fully documented to have the procedure approved. Our staff is very familiar with the process, and is ready to help you get the answers you need about breast reduction surgery and your health insurance plan.

What Will My Breasts Look Like After Breast Reduction Surgery?

At Athenix, we have helped thousands of women, and can provide you with before and after photographs of patients that have a similar body type and breasts to help you to envision the difference you will experience once your breasts are reduced. The changes you will experience are significant, including:

  • Reduced breast volume
  • Breasts sit higher on chest
  • Round, full, pleasingly contoured breasts
  • Repositioning downward pointing nipples
  • More aesthetically pleasing shape
  • Lighter, more comfortable breasts
  • Clothing will fit
  • The ability to wear normal bra sizes, garments with plunging necklines, and bikini tops
  • Relief from back, neck and shoulder pain
  • A more youthful, fresh, attractive profile
  • Increased self-confidence in your appearance

Breast Reduction for Overlarge or Pendulous Breasts

Many women in the Seattle area are dealing with heavy, saggy, pendulous breasts, even at a young age, with only genetics to blame. Breast reduction surgery serves more than one purpose: not only will the reduction in volume provide physical relief, it should reshape and re-contour your breasts into a beautiful, rounded, natural appearance. The aesthetic appeal of your breasts after reduction surgery will be based upon the artistry and skill of your surgeon. At Athenix, our focus is on body sculpting, and our medical team is exceptionally talented in their ability to create a natural, beautiful pair of breasts when performing breast reduction surgery. You need more than just physical relief – you need an entirely fresh appearance that you can be proud of, and we are here to help.

Breast Reduction Surgery Performed in our Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center

Breast reduction surgeries are performed onsite in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites at our offices located in Bellevue. Every patient is unique in body shape, and the condition of the breasts, and your treatment plan will be customized to address all of your individual issues. In a free initial consultation, we can evaluate your condition, and advise of the procedures that will be used to reduce volume and reshape your breast tissue.

Minor and Major Breast Reductions

A slight reduction could be accomplished with liposuction alone, but cases of pendulous, large breasts, you will likely require surgery to remove excess tissue, skin, and fat. The placement of the incision will vary, based upon what needs to be accomplished in your case. These incisions are placed so any remaining scar from surgery will be hidden when wearing clothing. For those with considerable sagging and drooping, or unevenly-sized breasts, another type of incision may be necessary.

Rest and Recover

Your surgery will take several hours, and the patient will be under general anesthesia. Once the procedure is completed, you will be resting for a while prior to being given a ride home. You will be in a special surgical bra will assist with the healing process. We monitor our patients carefully so that they heal as quickly as possible. Typically, our patients are able to return to work within a week or so with comfort. During your recovery period, it is vital that you avoid putting stress on the upper body, and that you don’t lift, reach, or stretch. You will be fully informed about how to care for your new breasts, and any pain associated with the surgery can be easily handled with the prescription medication you will be prescribed.

Freedom at Last – Beautiful, Firm, Aesthetically-Shaped Breasts

Our Seattle area patients report that they experience a great sense of personal freedom and relief after a breast reduction in Seattle. They no longer have to feel embarrassed by large, saggy breasts. Huge, stretched areolas can be reduced in size and repositioned for a younger, more attractive look, and your new breasts will have a natural, appealing, youthful size and shape. No more back pain, neck pain, or worries about finding clothing that fits. Let us help you get the breasts you want.

Take the First Step and Meet With Us – At No Cost

The first step is to take advantage of a free consultation at our body sculpting center, to talk about the problems you are experiencing, the size of breasts you want, and answer any other questions. At this first appointment, we can evaluate the condition of your breasts and advise you about what we can do for you, and all it will entail. At Athenix, our medical professionals focus on patient safety and beautiful results. Call our Bellevue center today, or use our handy online form to schedule an appointment.

Breast Reduction FAQ

What is breast reduction surgery?

This is a custom surgical procedure to reduce breast volume, reshape the breasts, and create a more balanced shape. If you struggle with overlarge breasts, you can undergo this procedure and finally have the breasts that are beautiful – and comfortable.

Who should get breast reduction surgery?

Women who have breasts too large for the rest of the body can achieve a more balanced look with breast reduction surgery – with the added benefit of breast reshaping for a natural, plump, rounded look.

What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?

Our patients tell us their quality of life has greatly increase. They great enjoy the fact that they are free from neck and neck pain, can wear standard clothing sizes, and are able to engage in physical activities they avoided in the past.

Will health insurance pay for my breast reduction surgery?

In some cases, the procedure is covered by health insurance. These are cases in which the breasts are so heavy and large that the patient suffers from serious back and neck pain or develops rashes due to excessively large breasts. At Athenix, our friendly team of administrative personnel can help you get the facts about health insurance, as well as find out about our easy financing options.

How much pain is involved with breast reduction surgery?

Any discomfort or pain can be managed with pain medication. The discomfort diminishes day by day, and recovery time is often less stressful, less painful, and easier to tolerate than expected.

How long is the recovery time from breast reduction surgery?

Every person heals at a slightly different rate, but you can expect a week or two of downtime after surgery. If you carefully follow all aftercare instructions, eat healthy food and drink plenty of water, you can speed your recovery time.

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Every woman is unique in what is needed – this is a customized surgery. The basics are that the excess of breast tissue is removed, the remaining tissue reshaped for a youthful, rounded look, and the nipple structure moved to the most attractive location on the front of the breast. Overlarge nipples can be reduced in size during the procedure.

Does breast reduction surgery leave visible scars?

As the surgery involves incisions, there will be some scarring. The incisions are carefully placed so that even when wearing revealing, low-cut tops, swimming suits, or lingerie, the scars will be hidden from view. Some breast reduction surgeries require smaller incisions, so it is important that you get the facts about what to expect in your case.

Are you ready to take the first step?

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer