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What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue, and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are better-shaped in proportion to the rest of the body. Dr. Poulos is a breast surgery veteran and has performed hundreds of breast reduction procedures.  Her expertise allows her to utilize the latest surgical techniques, including limited incision, the LeJour method, and the use of liposculpture for artistic shaping of the breast.  

Her expertise allows her to utilize the latest surgical techniques, including limited incision, the LeJour method, and the use of liposculpture for artistic shaping of the breast. Because of Dr. Poulos’ advanced experience and skill, the use of drains is unnecessary for most patients.

Advantages to her no-drain technique include more freedom of movement for the patient post-operatively, far less risk of infection, and no scarring. Depending upon your age and anatomy, she may utilize one or a combination of these techniques to achieve optimal results.

What are the benefits of breast reduction?

  • Improved stamina and physical range of
  • Improved fit in clothing and swimwear
  • Reduction in chaffing and irritation
  • Reduction in shoulder, back and neck pain
  • Boost in self-confidence
  • A more youthful, aesthetically pleasing physique

What can I expect from recovery?

Most patients plan to take one to two weeks away from work and other obligations to recover following breast reduction surgery. For the first few days, you will need help completing your daily activities. Gradually, you may ease back into your normal routine, although actions such as lifting your arms above your head, heavy lifting, or bending over should be restricted. Strenuous exercise must be avoided for six weeks.

The amount of tissue removed and the length of incisions can affect the healing time. The breasts may not settle into their final shape, size, and position for up to six months, although the initial results of the procedure will be apparent within a week or two. Following breast reduction, the breasts will appear smaller, lighter, and less droopy than before surgery. However, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging can cause further changes in the size or appearance of the breasts.

Cynthia M. Poulos MD

I recently had a breast reduction, and can't speak highly enough about Dr. Poulos and her staff. From start to finish I felt comfortable with the process and I am so happy with the results. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. The surgery and recovery were both quick and easy! The office is clean and beautiful, easy to get to and hours are convenient. Will absolutely go back, and highly recommend!


Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery in Worcester?

If you are troubled by low-hanging, disproportionately large breasts, a surgical breast reduction may be able to achieve what dieting and exercise have not. Patients should be in good physical and emotional health, with no major medical conditions. They should be non-smokers who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their surgery.

Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough for breast reduction?

Dr. Poulos is a committed, compassionate and consummate plastic surgeon who delivers exceptional aesthetic results in a safe, immaculate practice setting. Her intuitive, female-oriented approach helps patients to feel at ease in expressing their deepest wishes for improvement as well as their fears and concerns. In such an atmosphere of trust and transparency, truly stunning and successful results become possible.

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We'd like to inform you of the proactive steps we are taking to prioritize the health and safety for you and our staff. Our office is taking the necessary safety precautions in guidance with CDC regulations to ensure your visit goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Prior to the start of every workday, all employees will complete a check-in procedure including safety precautions such as: taking their temperature to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees will be required to actively practice social distancing, wear face masks and gloves with any patient contact, and all employees will continue frequent hand washing.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue with cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the use of EPA approved products in the treatment of all clinical areas and surfaces between every patient.


  • When you arrive for your appointment please call (508) 393-4544 and let us know you are here. (please give us your name and phone number).
  • Wait in your car, and we will call you as soon as we are ready to see you. All doors will be locked to avoid any worries about anyone else entering during your visit.
  • You will need to be wearing a face mask to enter the facility. Only one person at a time is being seen. (If someone came with you, they will need to wait for you outside the office).
  • We will be taking your temperature at the entrance, ask you a series of questions, and if all checks out, we will have you enter the office . We will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you right into the exam/ treatment room.
  • The surfaces in all exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected in between each patient to meet strict standards.
  • Dr. Poulos and staff will be using PPE during your entire visit.

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