Breast reduction surgery decreases the size of women’s breasts. A typical breast reduction removes one-half to three-quarters of breast volume, often relieving neck and back pain and other discomforts. Dr. Michael Zenn’s breast reduction patients love their smaller, natural-looking breasts, appreciate the elimination of physical discomforts, and almost always gain an increased sense of confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Zenn brings his extensive knowledge of breast anatomy and aesthetic ideals of the female breast to each surgery he performs. He takes into account the unique features of each patient’s body to create attractive and symmetrical breasts that look good in and out of clothing. He firmly believes that plastic surgery is an artistic endeavor and that achieving the most attractive and natural-looking breast reduction results depends on surgical experience and a keen aesthetic eye.

Patients in the Raleigh and Durham area choose Dr. Zenn because of his unsurpassed experience and training. He has performed thousands of breast surgeries over his career and is regularly included in the Best Doctors in America publication. He has written multiple articles and book chapters on surgery of the breast and is considered an expert in the field. As a frequently-invited visiting Professor, Dr. Zenn has taught his techniques for a breast reduction to plastic surgeons around the world.


Dr. Zenn’s Approach to Breast Reduction

Patients from the Raleigh – Durham area come to Dr. Zenn for breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons:

  • Some women have breasts that are just too large for their body. They are often “top heavy” and have genetically disproportionate, large breasts.
  • Some women find that their bodies have changed following pregnancy or as a result of aging. Many decide to have a breast reduction to return their breasts to a smaller size with a more uplifted youthful shape.
  • Women frequently describe their struggle to find clothing styles or bras that fit well. Breast reduction allows women to wear easy to find bras and a variety of everyday clothing styles – which has an enormous everyday impact for them. Some women even choose to go braless after surgery!
  • Many women live with daily discomfort and/or self-consciousness related to having overly large breasts.

Dr. Zenn has extensive experience in the full range of breast reduction surgery methods. Patients can expect results that are symmetrical, attractive, and in harmony with their body’s contour. This surgery consistently produces some of his happiest and most appreciative patients. Not only do they look better – they feel better. The common sentiment after having a breast reduction is “I’m so happy! I should have done it years ago!”


“Dr. Zenn’s kindness and skill has changed my life. It is amazing to me that someone who is so talented and skilled and confident can also be as approachable, kind, genuine and nice as Dr. Zenn is.”
-Happy Patient


Your Breast Reduction Consultation

During your initial visit, you will discuss with Dr. Zenn your concerns and symptoms, and what you hope to achieve with breast reduction surgery. A primary goal of the consultation is for you and Dr. Zenn to develop a shared understanding of the breast size you would ultimately like to have. Together you will develop a surgical plan based on shared surgical goals, your body type, and his expertise.

You may wonder if your breasts will look “natural” following breast reduction surgery. You will certainly want to know where the incisions will be and whether the scars will be noticeable. Dr. Zenn will review his extensive gallery of before and after photos with you to show you actual results on his patients with similar body types and objectives. Dr. Zenn brings a calm bedside manner and a high degree of authenticity and transparency to these discussions. He will answer all of your questions – and probably many you forget to ask! We want you to be comfortable with your choice to have breast reduction surgery and very confident with your choice of surgeon.


Your Experience with Breast Reduction

Zenn Plastic Surgery patients have their procedures in one of several accredited surgical facilities in the Raleigh – Durham – Cary area. A board-certified anesthesiologist/CRNA helps patients sleep safely and comfortably throughout the surgery. Most patients go home an hour after completion of surgery. Pain medicine is provided, but most patients are surprised by how comfortable they are post-surgery without it.

Most of Dr. Zenn’s patients are able to return to work or normal daily activities within one week. To encourage a healthy recovery, you should delay exercise and more intensive activities until Dr. Zenn gives you approval during your follow-up appointment a week after surgery. Once you have fully healed, we know you will enjoy your more comfortable and attractive new figure!

Are you a woman in the Raleigh and Durham area interested in breast reduction? Board-certified plastic surgeon Michael Zenn is an internationally renowned breast surgeon with 20+ years of experience. He was once again voted one of the “Best Doctor’s in America” for 2017-2018 and is a Castle Connolly Top Cosmetic Doctor for 2017. Schedule a consultation today! Contact Zenn Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (919) 480-3885.

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