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Heavy, sagging breasts are painful, uncomfortable and difficult to manage. A Portland breast reduction surgery with Dr. Lewis can sculpt a smaller, lighter chest that better fits your figure.

The benefits of lighter + smaller breasts

  • Less pain and discomfort
  • A more proportionate physical appearance
  • Firm and elevated breasts
  • Increased clothing options
  • Freedom to exercise comfortably
  • Smaller nipples and areolas

Signs you may need a breast reduction

  • Your breasts are too large when compared to the rest of your figure
  • You suffer from back pain, neck pain and headaches
  • You experience skin irritation and rashes in the chest area
  • Your bra frequently leaves indents on your shoulders
  • It’s difficult to find clothes that fit properly
  • Exercise is challenging and uncomfortable
  • You’re self-conscious about your breasts
  • Your posture is affected by your breasts

Your breast reduction options


A breast reduction in Portland via liposuction is an appealing choice for many women. The benefits of this approach include:

  • Shorter and less invasive procedure
  • Very small and virtually imperceptible scars
  • Minimal downtime
  • Long-lasting results

However, liposuction for breast reduction is only appropriate for certain patients. The best candidates desire a slight to moderate adjustment in breast size, possess good skin elasticity and don’t suffer from excessive sagging. In addition, your large breasts should be due to excess fatty tissue, not glandular development.


The lollipop reduction involves an incision around the areola and a vertical cut that extends down the front of your breast. Through that opening, Dr. Lewis will remove fat, skin and tissue, while shaping smaller and lighter breasts. He can also lift your chest to a more youthful position during this procedure. The resulting scars can be easily hidden with a bra or bathing suit.


To perform the anchor or “wise pattern” reduction, Dr. Lewis will make an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and along the crease beneath the breast. This provides maximum access for reshaping the breast and removing tissue, so it’s ideal for Portland breast reduction patients who suffer from considerable sagging and asymmetry and desire a dramatic transformation.


The “Boston modification of Robertson’s Technique” is a special breast reduction technique with an incision around the nipple and under the breast but avoids the vertical scar of the Lollipop and Anchor techniques. This type of breast reduction is ideal for patients with very droopy breasts.

The day of your surgery

When you arrive at Dr. Lewis’ office for arguably the best breast reduction Portland has available, he will begin by marking each breast according to your surgical plan. From there, general anesthesia will be administered. He will then perform your reduction operation.

Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Lewis will close your incisions with sutures and wrap your breasts in gauze. You will be monitored in the recovery room for a few hours before you may return home to begin the healing process. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

Your Recovery

Plan to take it easy for a week or two after surgery. Dr. Lewis will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort and soreness during this time. Most of our Portland breast reduction patients are able to return to sedentary work within one week, and exercise within four weeks.

Your Results

What will my new breasts look like?

When planning your surgery, Dr. Lewis will help you determine what size your breasts should be to relieve your pain and achieve your goals. It is important to understand that there is a limit to the amount of breast tissue that can be safely removed and Dr. Lewis therefore does not guarantee a final cup size. In general, you can expect to have lighter, firmer and more manageable breasts that fit your body better.

What will my scars look like?

You will have some scarring after a breast reduction in Portland surgery. However, they should fade to light lines within a year. Dr. Lewis will place them discreetly to ensure that they are well-hidden along your areola or within the breast crease. The most prominent scar is the vertical scar when required.

How will my nipples change?

Dr. Lewis will move your nipples and areolas to a higher position on the breast. If your areolas are stretched or overly large for your new breasts, he will also reduce them during surgery.

Will breast sensation change?

Immediately after your surgery, it’s normal to experience temporary numbness or extra sensitivity. For most women, their normal sensations return within a matter of months. However, some change may be permanent.

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Dr. Lewis is known for providing arguably the best breast reduction Portlandhas to offer. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your surgery.

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1200 NW Naito Pkwy, Ste 330Portland, OR 97209

Matthew Lewis,MD

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