Breast Reduction

copeland_client_desk_writing_5482Breasts that are too large can cause pain and discomfort, impairing a person’s ability to lead an active life. Large breasts can also make it challenging to find clothes that fit and can impact our self-image. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the contour of the breasts, so they are smaller and perkier.

  • Breast-reduction surgery with smaller scars is now possible. Dr. Copeland and Dr. Copeland-Halperin use a short scar technique (Le Jour), eliminating the need for large scars while providing a pleasing breast contour and shape.
  • Scarless Breast Reduction (liposuction) is now also possible for individuals who want reduction without lifting. Recovery is rapid, and there is virtually no scarring. Breast liposuction is also a quick and effective way of correcting breast asymmetry.

How can I tell if I'm a candidate for breast-reduction surgery?

Patients who suffer from the weight of large, pendulous breasts often complain about impaired ability to perform physical activities, or about irritation or a rash on the skin beneath the breasts. Bra straps may produce deep, painful indentations on the shoulders or back. Neck pain is another common symptom caused by enlarged breasts.

Do scars form after breast reduction?

A “minimal scar” technique is used for breast reduction that lifts the breasts as they are reduced in size. Sutures are placed under the skin to minimize visible scarring. After surgery, specially formulated skin creams are prescribed, based partly on your own skin characteristics, to help speed healing and restore the skin to health.

Does breast reduction have to wait until after childbirth? Is the ability to nurse a baby affected?

Breast reduction can be safely performed at any age after the breast tissue has developed during adolescence, and many women have children after having had breast reduction surgery. Once healing is complete, breast-feeding is usually normal; although not unheard of, changes in one’s ability to breast-feed are rare.

What's the recovery period?

After breast reduction, most patients return to work within a week or two, but the exact amount of time depends on the type of work you do. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for four to six weeks.

Does medical insurance cover this type of surgery?

When medically indicated, breast reduction surgery is a covered benefit under most health insurance plans. Our staff will submit the appropriate documentation to your insurance company on your behalf to assist in this determination, detailing your symptoms and outlining the surgical plan.

Can liposuction be performed on the breasts?

Yes—with just a tiny incision and virtually no scarring! This technique delivers excellent results for those with good skin quality and minimal sagging. This is also a quick and effective way of correcting breast asymmetry.

Breast reduction

Dr. Copeland-Halperin did my breast reduction procedure earlier this year and the experience has been wonderful from start to finish! I am so incredibly happy with the results and feel grateful that she listened to me and what I wanted. My life has been changed by this procedure. I went from being at least a G cup to being a C or D cup, and my breasts are also more symmetrical. My back feels so much better and my clothes fit more comfortably now. My journey in seeking this procedure has spanned many years and included a lot of frustrating barriers. I have had many negative experiences with doctors and feeling like my voice hasn’t been heard, but from the first meeting I had with Dr. Copeland-Halperin, I knew that she was different and that I could trust her to lead me through such a daunting procedure. Her high level of professionalism is equally matched by her bedside manner–something not all doctors are able to master. She is highly skilled, compassionate, and truly a pleasure to work with. Her team is equally wonderful! Andrea and Lauren were also huge contributors in making this experience so wonderful for me. I would urge anyone to choose Dr. Copeland-Halperin for this procedure. I guarantee you will be very well taken care of!

Breast reduction

I had a bilateral breast reduction with Dr Libby Copeland-Halperin in December 2023 and recently past 12 weeks post-op. A huge milestone in the healing journey!!

I’ve wanted a breast reduction since my early teens and finally proceeded with the surgery [in my mid-thirties] once I’d found the right surgeon – enter Dr. Copeland-Halperin stage left.

I was impressed by the mother/daughter practice, an all-female surgical office, and that Dr. Copeland-Halperin is a specialist in the Le Jour BR technique [for those unfamiliar, this is the lollipop technique, instead of the anchor, which produces less scarring].

The entire process from my initial consultation, to surgery and recovery has been spectacular. Dr Copeland-Halperin’s communication consistently exceeds my expectations; if I emailed with any minor concern I’d receive a phone call within 5 minutes to talk about the symptoms and if there was an appropriate course of treatment.

Above and beyond a great and supportive experience, the results are beyond my wildest dreams!! I am so, so, so happy. The recovery time was fast and I didn’t need anything stronger than a Tylenol for pain management, I believe this to be a reflection of the exceptional technique and care of the Doctor over my pain tolerance.

I can’t thank Dr. Copeland-Halperin and her team, including Nurse O’Brien, enough for the positive impact their expertise has had on my life. For any women interested in getting a breast reduction and are looking for a review to give them peace of mind about whether they should proceed with an inquiry – let this be it!

Do it! The only regret you’ll have is not doing it sooner x

Breast Reduction LCH

The best

Dr. Copeland-Halperin is the best Dr. I’ve ever dealt with. It took me an entire year to look for a Breast Reduction surgeon. Dr. Copeland-Halperin was kind, explained, was there every step and had a excellent office staff. I highly recommend Dr. Copeland-Halperin.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Dr. Copeland and staff were very helpful. The experience was great. I wasn’t nervous at all. Starting to see my results and couldn’t be happier!

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

After so many years, I finally got the breast reduction I’ve always wanted! Dr Copeland listened (and didn’t judge) when we discussed my radical reduction. Healing beautifully, post op care has been excellent, nurse Victoria and Andrea have been absolutely lovely! 5/5 would recommend!!!

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

I have had two operations with Dr. Copeland. She is a phenomenal doctor, kind, courteous, and extremely skilled. The staff and nurses are wonderful. They are friendly and extremely helpful. The office is top notch with state of the art equipment. I am three weeks post-op and recovering well. I would highly recommend Dr. Copeland and have already done so. Thank you Dr. Copeland for doing a superb job.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

I was recommended to Dr. Copeland by a friend that had used her services. I came in for my consult For a bilateral breast reduction and lift and was so happy that I scheduled my surgery for 2 weeks later! After three weeks I could not be more happy with the results! The office staff is remarkable and made this big decision for me super easy to make. I cannot recommend them enough!

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by my consultation with Dr. Copeland and her team. I originally came in just for a consultation and some information for the future when I thought I could afford surgery. I am so happy to say that I left that day with a new hope in my life. I have been in chronic pain in my back since I was a teenager. As soon as Dr. Copeland examined me, unlike many doctors who focused on what was negative, she had compassion for me and recognized how much my breasts negatively impacted my life. When she recommended that I have breast reduction and her staff helps me with financing and scheduling, I was well on my way. Since my surgery, I have had NO BACK PAIN! I feel like I have chance to get back to run/walking. I also had herniated discs that was causing numbness and weakness but now I can stand and work for 24 hours in the emergency room and be pain free. After I drop some more weight, I will be back for contouring. Excellent service and hands that have blessed me so much.

Breast Liposuction for Breast Asymmetry

Breast Liposuction

Thanks for changing my daughter’s life and making her smile inside and out!

breast reduction

Breast Reduction

I recently had breast reduction with Dr. Copeland and had a great experience. I have needed this surgery for years but was afraid it would be too painful and disrupt my schedule, but now that I’ve had a few weeks to recover I’m free of back pain and am looking forward to exercising. I was reluctant to pay for a consultation but it was worth it because she is so thorough. She was the only Dr. who really understood my reservations and took time to address each one. Dr. Copeland’s staff really worked to accommodate my schedule. I highly recommend Dr. Copeland and her wonderful staff.

38 year old after breast reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Please accept our very deep appreciation.  Our daughter’s surgery is her dream come true and without you it would never have been possible. For the first time she is able to buy clothes that look like “what the other girls wear.” We are forever in your debt.


My experience with Dr. Copeland couldn’t have been more amazing. She and her team were kind and took care of me every step of the way. I cannot say enough great things!

27 year old 6 months post op Le Jour Breast Reduction


Breast reduction with liposuction

Breast Reduction with Liposuction

My daughter did go and see Dr. Copeland and had the liposuction surgery done. We both liked Dr. Copeland a lot, and the recovery time was so quick. (We walked 20 blocks to her office for her follow-up two days after the surgery.)

– The mother of a 20-year-old patient who had breast liposuction

Breast Reduction and Liposuction

Breast Reduction and Liposuction

After my hysterectomy I gained a lot of weight. I was locked in for so many years I just couldn’t lose the weight and I was so heavy I couldn’t really exercise. Doctor Copeland, thank you so much for changing my life—the breast reduction and liposuction gave me the jump start to exercise and diet—I lost 30 more pounds. I walk 6 miles a day.