Breast Reduction

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & Nearby Areas of Tennessee

One of the most life-changing procedures that Knoxville plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto offers is breast reduction surgery. If you have spent your life in chronic pain, with back issues, unable to exercise properly, and unable to find well-fitting clothes because of your overly large breasts, having a breast reduction can bring immense relief.

The decision to reduce your breast size is a very personal one, and Dr. Kleto will listen to your concerns and goals to help you decide if this surgery is right for you. Call us todayBreast reduction surgery has many benefits at 865-366-4755 to schedule your consultation.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery not only reduces the size of the breast, but it also lifts the nipple and reduces sagging, resulting in perkier, smaller breasts. To accomplish this, Dr. Kleto will employ an incision that goes partially around the areola, down the breast, and across the inframammary fold at the base of the breasts.

This incision is necessary in order to remove the excess glandular tissue and fat, and you will have a scar afterwards. However, Dr. Kleto is very experienced in performing breast reductions, and your scar should heal well enough that it’s practically invisible to a casual glance.

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and is an outpatient procedure. We recommend having a friend or family member take you home after your surgery, although you can call a taxi or ride share service if needed.

For the first few days, you should refrain from physical activity besides walking around. Most of our patients are able to return to work after about a week following surgery. Dr. Kleto will give you instructions and a basic recovery timeline, and will see you for periodic follow-up appointments to make sure you are healing properly.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is one of the most rewarding procedures you can have if your breasts are overly large or pendulous. Most of our patients who have undergone this procedure report a dramatic increase in quality of life, and are very happy that they had it done.

Some breast reduction surgery benefits include:

·      Reduced back pain

·      Reduced shoulder pain from bra straps

·      Ability to exercise comfortably

·      Ability to find better-fitting and more flattering bras and tops

·      Reduced self-consciousness in public

·      Fewer issues with irritation and sweat under the breasts

The physical and mental benefits of breast reduction surgery allow many patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle than they were able to before surgery. If you are finding that your breasts are interfering with your ability to live your best life, contact Dr. Kleto to discuss breast reduction.

Are You A Candidate for Breast Reduction?

If you suffer from overly large, pendulous, heavy breasts that cause back, neck, or shoulder pain, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. In addition, breast reduction can help correct asymmetry in certain candidates.


The ideal candidate for a breast reduction procedure:

·      Has breasts that have reached their full development

·      Does not plan to have more (or any) children in the future

·      Does not need to breastfeed

·      Has realistic expectations

You can have breast reduction surgery at any age, as long as your breasts have stopped developing. However, if you plan to have children, you may want to wait to have this procedure done. Pregnancy can cause changes in the breasts, and they may become larger or smaller, or change shape. In addition, the required incision around the areola for a breast reduction surgery can potentially affect your ability to breastfeed.

Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

Breast reduction is one of the few plastic surgery procedures that may be covered by insurance. This is because overly large breasts can cause physical problems that only surgery can correct. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to see if they will cover any part of your surgery.

If your insurance doesn’t cover breast reduction, or only covers part, we will work with you to help you pay for the procedure. We accept cash, credit card, and plastic surgery financing plans through CareCredit.

The cost of breast reduction surgery will depend on your individual case, and varies depending on such factors as the complexity of your surgery and whether or not you are having multiple procedures done. We will give you an exact quote after discussing your concerns and coming up with a custom treatment plan for you.

Common procedures that may be combined with breast reduction include tummy tuck or liposuction, for a full body makeover. In addition, although it may seem counterintuitive, breast augmentation can be combined with breast reduction. This option is ideal for women who want to reduce the size of their breasts but also want to give them a little more shape and fullness.

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation

If you are interested in reducing the size of your breasts, call Dr. Kleto today at 865-366-4755 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County, and other nearby areas of Tennessee. 

Local 865.366.4755Toll Free 877.907.0747

Cross Park Professional Building

9123 Cross Park Dr - Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37923

Sevierville Office, LeConte Medical Center

744 Middle Creek Rd - Suite 200

Sevierville, TN 37862