Breast Reduction Surgery in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Breast reduction surgery is performed to restore your comfort by reducing the size of your breasts. Excess fat, tissue, and skin will be removed to alleviate discomfort such as shoulder, neck and back pain caused by large breasts.

Living an active lifestyle and dressing the way you’d like to can be a challenge with oversized breasts. This procedure is designed to make you look and feel better. Dr. Brooks will resize and reshape your breasts so they are in proportion with the rest of your body.

Your Initial Consultation

At the time of your initial consultation you will meet with Dr. Brooks to discuss your breast reduction goals in detail. The surgical steps of your breast reduction procedure will be explained, your reduction options will be presented, and all of your questions will be answered.

Incisions for Breast Reduction Surgery

Incisions can be made around your nipple, from the base of your nipple down to the breast crease, or directly on the surface skin of your breast — above and below your nipple. Dr. Brooks will choose the best incision option for you.

Once the incision is made, the breast is reduced in size and reshaped. Your nipple may be completely removed and replaced.


General anesthesia is used so you will be extremely comfortable and asleep during your procedure.

Length of Surgery & Recovery Time

Breast reduction takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform. Once you are awake, and our recovery team has cleared you to go, your arranged ride can drive you home. Expect your chest to feel sore for the first 3 to 7 days, your pain medication will help alleviate any discomfort. Plan to take about 1 to 2 weeks off work for rest and recovery.

You will see the results of your breast reduction surgery immediately. Post surgical swelling will take a few weeks to resolve and your incision lines will continue to fade over time.

You can see our standard post-operative care instructions for breast reduction here: View Post-Op Care Instructions

About Dr. Trevor Brooks

Dr. Trevor Brooks is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon serving southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Known for his surgical talent, clear communication skills and welcoming personality, Dr. Brooks has become one of Medicine Hat’s leading cosmetic surgeons.

Dr. Brooks has trained hands-on with world-renowned plastic surgery faculty members and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Learn more about Dr. Brooks…

Suitable Additional Surgeries

Breast reduction surgery is often combined with tummy tuck surgery for more dramatic, body contouring results. For further information on combining your breast reduction with other surgeries, please discuss this with Dr. Brooks at the time of your consultation.