Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is performed to reduce the size and weight of your breasts. Heavy, oversized breasts can cause discomfort and prevent you from enjoying everyday activities. Breast reduction surgery is a great solution to restore your posture and alleviate shoulder, neck or back pain due to oversized breasts.

Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Avram

At the time of your initial consultation, you will sit down with Dr. Avram to discuss your breast reduction goals. Once all of your questions have been answered, Dr. Avram will assess your chest to determine the best surgical technique for your breast reduction based on your desired results and existing anatomy.

Specializing in Breast Surgery

Dr. Avram’s advanced training and 15+ years of experience with complex cosmetic, and reconstructive breast surgery cases has made Dr. Avram one of Canada’s most sought after breast surgeons.

With his accumulated experience and established record, Dr. Avram is often called upon by other plastic surgeons for additional training opportunities and assistance with complex breast procedures.

Your Incisions

The most common incision lines for breast reduction surgery are located in three areas. 1) Around your areola — the dark skin around your nipple, 2) from the base of your areola down toward the bottom of your breast, 3) a horizontal incision along the crease under your breast.

The size of your areola — the dark skin around your nipple — can be reduced. Your areolar complex may be completely removed and repositioned higher up on your breast. Dr. Avram will determine which surgical options are best for you based on your existing anatomy.


An anesthetist will be present during your surgery to administer a general anesthetic. You will be very comfortable and asleep during your breast reduction.

Recovery Time

Breast reduction surgery can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to perform.

Dr. Avram suggests that you take at least 1 to 2 weeks off work for recovery. You will receive specific return to work and post operative care instructions to follow. For optimal breast reduction results, be sure to follow your post operative care instructions very carefully.

Additional Procedures

Breast reduction surgery is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tuck surgery. If you are interested in getting combination surgery, please let Dr. Avram know during your initial consultation.


Schedule Your Breast Reduction Surgery in Hamilton, Ontario

Breast reduction surgery is insured through the ministry of health and does not constitute a cosmetic procedure. Patients seeking breast reduction require a referral from their family doctor.

The wait list for such insured procedures is extensive — may exceed 2 years — for an appointment only.

New Patient Referrals
Telephone: (905) 521-2100– Ext. 63420
Fax: 905.575.6316

Meet Dr. Ronen Avram



Dr. Avram is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Breast Surgery.



Juravinski Hospital
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3

T: (905) 521-2100 - Ext 44891 | Reconstructive Surgery
Fax: (905) 381-7069