Breast Reduction

At the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto, the most common cosmetic surgery inquiries we receive are for breast augmentation procedures. More often than not patients don’t know the exact name of the procedure. They simply come to the clinic requesting surgery to make their breasts larger. If you live in or near the Toronto area and want larger, rounder, or fuller breasts, breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Chivers will give you the looks you want.

Breast reduction surgery results in lighter, smaller breasts, that are elevated and have a smaller areolae. This result is achieved by removing excess fat and tissue from the breast area and elevating the nipple. Excess skin is also removed in order to create more shapely and tighter breasts. The full procedure takes a few hours to complete. Once the procedure is completed the breasts will be smaller and more comfortable and there will be minimal scarring from the procedure.
Candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in generally good health, who are not currently breast feeding, who feel that they are dissatisfied with the large size of their breasts for any of the following reasons:
  • Their breasts are of significantly different sizes
  • Their bra straps are digging painfully into their shoulders
  • Their breasts look awkward on their frame
  • They find it difficult to shop for clothing due to the size of their breasts
  • They experience pain in their back, shoulder, or neck due to the weight of their breasts
  • They are restricted in activities due to the size of their breasts
  • Their nipples hang straight down
  • They are experiencing skin irritation beneath their breasts


Like every other surgery, breast reduction surgery requires recovery before you can resume normal activities. Immediately following the surgery you will be highly restricted. Most women are able to return to work after 1 – 2 weeks. By that point in the recovery you can engage in light activities, including light lifting. You should avoid bending over or lifting objects above 5 lbs for roughly another 4 weeks, with a total complete recovery time of 4 – 6 weeks.


Before you getting breast reduction surgery from the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto, you will need to have an initial consultation with Dr. Chivers. Dr. Chivers will give you a full examination and discuss your specific needs and concerns. Based on the results of that consultation he will recommend specific surgical options and schedule you for the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, he will answer them fully before the operation.

If you are unhappy with the large size and shape of your breasts, schedule your consultation immediately to get started on being more comfortable and happy.

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