Breast Reduction

Candidates for A Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is performed at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA for women and men who either have troublesome health issues or lack self-confidence due to their very large, heavy breasts. There are many medical issues attributable to large breasts, including:

  • Neck & back pain associated with breast weight
  • Skin irritation or chafing
  • Bra strap sores or indentations
  • Poor, slouching posture
  • Difficulty performing routine activities, such as exercise

*Individual Results May Vary 


Consultations Are Available Now

Dr. Pittman is available for consultations. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.


Dr. Ed Pittman will remove excess glandular tissue, skin, and fat from your breasts for a smaller, lighter, and firmer result. He can also reduce your areola size. After your procedure, you may experience relief from health problems caused by large breasts, while experiencing a boost in your confidence and comfort with your body. Most Insurances will often cover breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed at our private, fully accredited AAAHC surgical facility, offering each patient comfort and avoiding a costly hospital visit.*Your reduction mammoplasty will be performed under general anesthesia, and this procedure typically takes Dr. Pittman two to three hours to complete.* Incisions are made around the areola, straight down to the breast crease where the incision then follows the crease beneath the breasts. The docotrs remove excess tissue and skin before repositioning the nipple areolar complex to a higher location.

Recovery & Results*

For several weeks after surgery, Dr. Pittman will require you to wear a sports bra and limit any strenuous upper-body activity. You will be able to go back to work after 2 weeks but wait 2-3 weeks before any physical contact with breasts. Your scars will fade over the course of several months to a year.

*Individual Results May Vary 

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

To learn if you’re a candidate for a Breast Reduction procedure, simply fill out the form on this page to request a consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the northeast Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

*Individual Results May Vary