Large breasts are a problem for many women causing back pain, improper posture, skin rashes, limiting physical activities and lowering self-esteem. Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The size of the areolas can also be modified during this procedure to achieve optimal results.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Hawner will have an in depth discussion with you to review your medical history and listen to your plastic surgery desires and goals. He will also conduct a thorough examination including taking specific measurements in order to determine appropriate surgical procedures. By the end of your consultation, Dr. Hawner will have developed a plan tailored for your specific body measurements and your desired goals for the outcome.

Many insurance companies provide coverage for breast reduction surgery since it can be determined to be medically necessary for the patient. For insurance approval, patients need to show previous attempts to resolve problems through non-surgical methods over an extended period of time. Medical records from other treating physicians for these issues are needed for evaluation by Dr. Hawner and the insurance company. After your consultation, a letter will be sent to your insurance company with all supporting documentation for a decision of coverage to be made.

For more information on breast reduction surgery, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website at

Before & After Photos

WARNING: The following link contains nudity. Click here to view before and after photos of breast reductions.