Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery by Dr. Jean-Paul Leva

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed by our experienced surgeon, Dr. Jean-Paul Leva, that reduces the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportional and comfortable breast size.

The Leva Medical Approach

At Leva Medical, Dr. Leva and our team use the latest techniques to ensure that your breast reduction procedure is safe and effective. We customize the procedure to meet your specific needs and goals, ensuring that you achieve the look you prefer.

Consultation and Procedure

During your consultation, Dr. Leva will evaluate your breasts and review your photos. We will discuss your options for breast reduction. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and takes about two to four hours to complete. Dr. Leva has spent years honing his skills and has performed numerous successful reductions. Every patient case is unique, and we provide a personalized approach to each one.

Post-operative Care

After the procedure, you will need to take proper care of your breasts to support the healing process. Minimal pain is occasionally part of the process, but we will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few weeks.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can provide a range of benefits, including relief from back and neck pain, improved posture, and increased confidence. If you have a larger bust that causes discomfort or pain in the neck or abdomen, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva and our expert team to discuss your options and learn more about the procedure. We will guide you through the entire process and ensure that you have a comfortable and stress-free experience.


Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure designed to reduce the size of large, heavy breasts. This is accomplished by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, and reshaping the remaining breast tissue to achieve a smaller, more proportional breast size.

An ideal candidate is a woman in good health, not pregnant or nursing, and has fully developed breasts. She may be experiencing physical discomfort and limitations due to large, heavy breasts, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, and posture problems. Emotional discomfort and self-consciousness related to large breasts may also be reasons for seeking this surgery.

As with any surgery, there are risks, including infection, bleeding, poor healing of incisions, and risks related to anesthesia. There could also be changes in nipple or breast sensation, uneven breast shape, and the possibility of needing a revision surgery.

Breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery can be more challenging, as some milk ducts and nerves may be disrupted during the procedure. However, many women are still able to breastfeed successfully after the surgery. This is something you should discuss with your surgeon if you plan to have children after the procedure.

On average, breast reduction surgery takes about 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Scarring is a normal part of the healing process following surgery. Incision lines are permanent but will fade and improve over time. The specific scarring can vary depending on the surgical technique used.

The results are long-lasting, but they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. Factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity can affect the size and shape of your breasts over time.

There is no specific age limit, but most surgeons recommend waiting until the breasts are fully developed, which typically occurs in the late teens. Older adults can also have the surgery, provided they are in good overall health.

Galaflex is a type of surgical scaffold made from a material called poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB). It's used to provide temporary support to soft tissues during the healing process following surgery. Over time, Galaflex is absorbed by the body and leaves behind your own tissue.

Galaflex can be used in various breast surgeries to provide temporary support and help shape the breast. This can include procedures like breast reconstruction, breast reduction, or breast lift surgeries.

Galaflex is designed to gradually dissolve and be fully absorbed by the body over a period of 12-18 months.

While Galaflex is generally considered safe, complications can occur, such as infection, inflammation, or allergic reaction. These are rare, but it's important to discuss any potential risks with your surgeon.

Galaflex provides temporary internal support and reinforcement to the soft tissue, helping to maintain the desired surgical outcome while the body heals. As your body absorbs the scaffold, it leaves behind your own tissue, maintaining the support provided by the scaffold.