Breast Reduction at Des Moines

Learn more about quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robbins, his medical practice called Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, and breast reduction surgery. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ has a fully accredited operating suite on site. This allows patients more privacy and continuity of care. Please visit our Photo Gallery for breast reduction photos of some of our satisfied patients.

Overly large breasts can be an emotional and physical burden, which is why so many women consider breast reduction each year. Through the removal of excess skin, breast tissue, and fat, Dr. Robbins can improve the shape and contour of your breasts.

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Large breasts can cause discomfort and medical problems.
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Incisions outline the breast tissue to remove the new nipple position.
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Skin is tightened to reshape the breast.
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Scars reside around the areola, below it, and in the breast crease.

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery in Des Moines, Dr. Robbins would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the details during a one-on-one cosmetic consultation. Dr. Robbins is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Laser Surgery. His specialty is cosmetic surgery.

Before & After Gallery

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Breast Reduction Before and After Gallery Photo Performed by Dr David Robbins

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about the treatment of Breast Reduction in West Des Moines, Iowa, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robbins.


My expectations were exceeded!! Dr. Robbins and his staff were kind, and courteous, and exhibited expertise throughout my experience. I highly recommend this team of professionals. Thank you for this positive experience.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

The cost of a Breast Reduction varies, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information

When To Consider Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is performed to:

  • Improve the size and contour of the breasts
  • Reduce chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Reduce skin irritation and rashes that form underneath heavy breasts
  • Balance breasts that are of different sizes

Breast reduction has a high success rate and is sometimes covered by insurance. However, if you have a history of irregular mammograms, uncontrolled medical conditions, or severe obesity, you may not be a good candidate for surgery. The best way to find out if surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins.

Breast Reduction Consultations at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ are NOT submitted to insurance. Dr. Robbins does not accept insurance and is 100% cosmetic. Patients wanting breast reduction surgery at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ are considered cosmetic and are paid out of pocket.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

There are several types of breast reduction. The right technique for your breasts will depend on your natural size and shape, as well as your desired results.

The most common incision pattern is called the anchor lift. This technique is best for women who require a significant amount of tissue removal. The first incision begins around the perimeter of the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple) and extends vertically down to the breast crease. Another incision is then made in a horizontal line at the breast crease.

Yes. Once you are released from our care, you will need an additional 1-2 weeks of rest and recuperation before returning to work. You will have a post-surgical appointment with Dr. Robbins approximately 7 days after surgery. If you are having any problems or have questions, please contact our office during the day at 515.221.9999 or the after-hours number provided to you.

In most cases, your final results will be long-lasting. However, it’s important to remember that large fluctuations in weight and natural aging over time can change the outward appearance of your breasts. The best way to ensure long-term results is to maintain a stable body weight.

All surgeries carry risks and Dr. Robbins will discuss these risks with you in detail before surgery. Some risks associated with breast reduction include infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, scarring, changes in sensation or possible unsatisfactory results. Dr. Robbins will discuss with you the details of the surgery and make sure expectations are understood.

Convincing your insurance company to cover anything these days can be a challenge. However, your breast reduction may be covered if deemed a medical necessity. You will need to check your insurance policy to be sure. Dr. Robbins does not accept insurance, so if you feel your breast reduction could be covered by insurance you will need to consult with another doctor who does accept insurance.

If breast reduction is covered under your policy, you will be required to supply your insurance provider with documentation of your symptoms. In general, the more documentation you can provide (e.g., from your primary care physician, physical therapist, chiropractor, etc.), the more likely you are to be approved.

Learn More About Breast Reduction
In Des Moines

If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re happy to help. To schedule your consultation for breast reduction in Des Moines, please contact our office at 515.221.9999. During your consultation, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and review our gallery of patient before-and-after photos.

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