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Breast reduction, or in medical terms, a mammoplasty, is a reconstructive surgical procedure that reduces the size of overlarge breasts. Women with very large breasts are often plagued with back, neck and shoulder pain or suffer from skin irritations. This surgery is performed to relieve physical discomfort and for aesthetic reasons.


Are you a candidate for breast reduction?

Breasts that are too large for your body can cause discomfort and physical limitations, such as:

  • Inhibiting your ability to exercise.
  • Causing stress on your body that affects your comfort in work or recreation.
  • Creates obstacles life’s activities including exercise sports, playing with your children, or wearing standard clothing sizes.
  • Overly heavy, sagging breasts can be a great source of self-consciousness.

If you suffer from any of these uncomfortable issues and want a more balanced, attractive figure, our team at Flugstad Plastic Surgery will develop a surgical plan to create the breasts that look and feel comfortable and lovely on your frame.

This surgery is not performed on adolescents, as it is important to wait until the breasts are fully developed, usually at about age 18. At that age, a patient is also mature enough to understand the procedure and what to expect with regard to incisions, scarring, and recovery time.

How do I prepare for breast reduction surgery?

Considered by his peers to be among the finest board-certified plastic surgeons in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Flugstad has helped many women achieve a better self-image and live healthier, more active lives through breast reduction surgery at his private, exclusive clinic in Bellevue.

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We offer each of our clients personalized care plans and you will be fully educated on what to expect in your Seattle breast reduction procedure, recovery, risks, and results. In many cases, breast reduction surgery is covered by insurance. Our administrative staff will be happy to help you determine eligibility with your insurance company.

Before you are scheduled for surgery, you will meet with our surgeon for an in-person consultation. Our surgeon will measure and mark your breasts and describe how your vision for your breasts can be achieved with a customized Bellevue breast reduction surgery.

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What should I expect after surgery?

Post-surgery, many patients report immediate relief from shoulder, neck, and back pain. As with any surgery, some recovery and discomfort are to be expected. In the weeks following your surgery, and throughout your healing process, you should be prepared to:

  • Experience soreness, bruising, and swelling for about one to two weeks following surgery.
  • Wear a supportive post-surgical bra at all times while your incisions heal.
  • Take it easy for a couple of weeks and avoid lifting anything heavy, reaching, stretching, or other action that could put strain on your incisions until given the okay by Dr. Flugstad.
  • Numbness in the nipples and skin is common for a few months after surgery and may be longer-lasting in some rare cases.
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The team at Flugstad Plastic Surgery will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance and support post-surgery. We can also help control discomfort with pain medication prescribed on an individual basis.

What is involved in breast reduction recovery?

Our goal is to reshape your breasts to fit your body, helping your posture, your confidence, and your overall quality of life. It may take some time for you to adjust to your new shape and size, but our patients report that along with a newly-shaped figure comes improved self-confidence.

Gone are the physical and emotional discomforts of large breasts; your body will be more balanced and proportioned, and depending upon the extent of the reduction, you should be able to wear standard clothing and bra sizes and can look forward to adding to your wardrobe with clothing that now fits your lovely, reshaped bust.


If large breasts are causing you discomfort, contact us now to learn more about breast reduction in Bellevue, Washington.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To our current and prospective patients:

We are aware of the current activity of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in the region.

As always, safety and quality is paramount in our practice, as such we maintain rigorous cleansing actions to maintain an absolutely sterile environment. In addition to this we are closely following the Department of Health guidelines for prevention of the virus.

We are now seeing patients on a limited basis, based on urgency and need. We are prioritizing patients with active breast cancer and other medical issues that cannot wait. We are continuing to offer virtual consultation for those that request it.

Under strict sanitation protocols, we are continuing to operate our office, and office based surgical facility. We are welcoming all new and previous patients, provided you have no history of cough, fever, cold, or flu symptoms, or exposure to anyone with known COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.

If you are feeling sick, you will need to call your primary doctor to see if testing in needed. We are performing procedures at the local hospital campuses on a limited basis. We do have the advantage of operating a Joint Commission accredited surgical facility within our practice, which we feel maximizes safety and limits exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19. We are continuing to perform elective surgery that is previously scheduled, on a case by case basis.

We will continue to keep you, our valued patients, updated on any changes.

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