Breast reduction is a procedure that reduces the size of the breast and lifts the nipple. Incisions are made around the areola and on the lower portion of the breast either in a vertical line or upside down T. Breast tissue is removed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 2.5 hours to perform. Patients go home the day of surgery and follow up with Dr. Martin several days later. A surgical garment is worn for several weeks following surgery.