Cosmetic Breast Reduction

Conveniently serving Jefferson City

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You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery by Dr. Howard if you have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra-strap indentations and chafing under your breasts. You may also desire a breast reduction if excessive breast size decreases your sense of attractiveness and self confidence. Some women also desire breast reduction surgery because they feel that their large breasts interfere with daily activities and exercise.

Breast reduction surgery is intended to give the patient a more attractive breast contour and smaller size. Breast reduction is also intended to free the patient from health problems associated with excessively large breasts. Another goal of breast reduction surgery is an improved self image.


Words can never express the feelings I am having now. However, words are what I have…I come home from work after being on my feet all day and can no longer feel the cutting straps in my shoulders nor the ache and pain in my back. My entire outlook on life has changed. I am now able to sleep more than 3 hours at one time. Thank you for the excellent work you do. You are an answer to my prayers! Breast Reduction Patient

The breast reduction procedure is done under general anesthesia. The nipple-areolar complex is moved upward and excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. The patient goes home in a special bra that holds the breasts during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6-12 months.

While we do not accept insurance for breast reduction surgery, we gladly offer financing through Care Credit as an option to allow you to have your procedure now and make payments that fit into your budget. We also gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and personal bank loan checks. Improving your quality of life and restoring your self-esteem is a valuable personal investment in yourself!

View Gallery of this procedure on ASPS

Photos of actual patients can be viewed in our office per request.

Call Barbara Howard, M.D. in Jefferson City, at (573) 635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation.

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