J. Michael Self, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Serving Salt Lake City & surrounding areas


Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Not surprisingly, breast reduction surgeries have the highest customer satisfaction of all breast surgeries. Large breasts can be the cause for many health issues and major pains. Larger than average breasts can cause back problems, shoulder pain, bra sores, and even rashes underneath the breasts. All of the issues mentioned here can be minimized or completely eliminated after breast reduction surgery.

It is not uncommon for women to be self-conscious about their large breasts. The difficulty in finding matching tops and bottoms when shopping for clothes, swimwear, and bras will virtually disappear after a reduction. An increase in self-confidence, overall appearance, and less pain will have you thinking why you didn’t do it sooner.

Again, as with most breast surgeries there are different techniques. Dr. Self will be able to explain, in detail, all about the procedures and which ones will work best for you. These methods are:

  • Superior or Medial Pedicle Method
  • Inferior Pedicle Method
  • Short Scar Methods
  • No Vertical Scar Reduction
  • Free Nipple Graft/Nipple Reconstruction
  • Suction Assisted Lipectomy (liposuction)

All these methods can be discussed in your initial consultation with Dr. Self.