Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

The Premier Center for Breast Reduction in Florida

The most advanced technology for the augmentation of the breasts through the elimination of excess size and restoration of their gorgeous, youthful shape.

We are proud to serve not only Port St. Lucie, Florida, but patients from around the country as well. Come see for yourself why so many travel to our locationfro the VIPS experience.

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If you are living with overly large breasts, we at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) encourage you to consider consulting with us about breast reduction surgery. Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical setbacks that take their toll on your body and mind. Joint pain, stretch marks, and lower nipples are other symptoms. Dr. William Vinyard is a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon in Port Saint Lucie, FL who treats women with large, uncomfortable breast through a surgical breast reduction. This aesthetic surgery at VIPS reduces excess breast tissue, fat, and redundant skin, to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. Breast reduction surgery also changes the size and location of the nipples/areolas so they are symmetrical with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift can also be performed to produce a tighter and younger-looking breast appearance after years of the heaviness has damaged the skin by excess stretching.

Why Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes and repositions fat, breast tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller and lighter while providing a cosmetic improvement. This procedure also provides physical relief for women who suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain. It can also improve skin conditions underneath a heavy breast that may be chaffed or irritated by continuous sweat that collects below large breasts. Over time the constant pull of bra straps on the shoulders can cause neck and back pain. In addition, severe skin-on-skin contact of the breasts with the rib cage can cause irritation and even infection.

What Is Breast Reduction?

Dr. Vinyard approaches breast reduction from a functional and cosmetic approach. The overall functional goal of breast reduction is to relieve tension on the neck, shoulders, and back plus decrease the skin-on-skin contact of the breast and the rib cage to decrease a rash-like irritation and possible infection. Dr. Vinyard’s aesthetic goal for breast reduction is to achieve a more youthful appearance to the breast by narrowing and elevating the breast on the chest wall and restoring the fullness in the upper part of the breast.

Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Vinyard has helped countless women reclaim their bustline for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. Please call our practice in Port Saint Lucie, FL to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

Who Is A Candidate?

If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be a good option to get the body you wish for. This surgery is helpful for women who find it difficult to lead an active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with ongoing skin issues (as well as back or neck pain), this surgery can reduce these annoyances. It is important that you are at a normal weight, and find a trained surgeon like Dr. Vinyard who understands their desired outcome and has the aptitude to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.

What’s The Surgical Technique Of Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient process and is performed with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery (3 – 4 hours) is dependent upon many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the overall reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The nipple and areola repositioning is also a time-cost factor. For most patients, liposuction is incorporated for fat and tissue elimination to decrease the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these factors will be discussed with Dr. Vinyard. The potential for scarring is also scrupulously discussed as it is common to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced reduction techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in overall scarring.

Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will be removed with liposuction, and the existing tissue and skin will be pulled tight and secured. Most likely, we will also be repositioning your nipple/areola complex into a higher position. A small, tube-like draining device will most likely be placed near the surgical site to reduce bleeding and swelling. Once your incisions are closed.

We will put you in a compression bra and send you to recuperate in our recovery room. After Dr. Vinyard discharges you from the surgery, you will return to the convenience of your home after your breast reduction and be accompanied by a responsible adult. However, a hospital stay may be recommended by Dr. Vinyard depending on your medical health.

What To Expect After Breast Reduction.

Within about a month, your lighter breasts will position themselves and settle as the post-op effects will dissipate. You may see bruising for two weeks and swell for six weeks post-op. Most patients are ready to return to sedentary work in 1 – 2 weeks. You will need to continue to avoid repetitive motions and heavy lifting for three weeks after surgery as this can cause unwanted complications. You will be able to return to most of your activities six weeks following your breast reduction. Many of our VIPS breast reduction patients have remarked that they feel more weightless, lighter, and loving their results. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic about your new appearance. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not affected in a negative way.

You may feel lighter immediately after the surgery, however, it may take three months following your breast reduction to see your result from the surgical procedure (because of swelling). The type of approach that Dr. Vinyard uses helps to prolong your results but takes a few months to develop the shape of the breast. At first, you will appear very full on the upper portion of the breast and over the course of three months, the breasts will take on the rounded appearance to the lower part of the breast as they will continue to reshape over the course of a year and the scars will continue to improve over 18 months to two years.

Why Choose Breast Reduction?

#1. Improve Overall Body Aesthetic

When you have a breast reduction, the entire shape of your body will be improved, leading to a slimmer, more attractive shape.

#2. Reshape & Tighten Breasts

Restore and rejuvenate your breasts with a reduction and lift so that they are smaller, tighter, and shaped more perfectly.

#3. Go Down A Bra Size (Or Several!)

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Before And After Breast Reduction.

Dr. Vinyard’s VIPS is proud to be the premier breast reduction center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. As a huge proponent of breast reduction, VIPS continues to invest in their every technological advance, ensuring you always receive the best, highest-caliber treatment available on the market. Your loyalty allows us to provide you with the newest innovations in cosmetic surgery.

Get To Know

Dr. William Vinyard

Dr. William Vinyard is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has devoted his professional life to the study and practice of cosmetic plastic surgery and advanced breast reconstruction techniques. Dr. Vinyard earned his way into a prestigious and rare Aesthetic and Breast Surgery Fellowship to become one of the few surgeons to complete four full surgical training programs in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Advanced Breast Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery. His love for education is apparent in his consultations, as you will find his explanations are richer and fuller than most. He is recognized by his patients and peers for his meticulous technique, eye for detail, and ability to create beautiful, lasting results.

Education and Training

Dr. Vinyard continued his undergraduate education at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. During this time, he was awarded membership into the Golden Key National Honor Society. Knowing he wanted to pursue a surgical career, he felt it imperative to learn as much as he could about the Health Care profession. While keeping up with a full-time course schedule in Lawrence, KS, he made time to work as a Phlebotomist, an ECG technician and an Emergency Room Health Care Assistant at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Vinyard also offered complimentary tutoring for several classes that he attended. In 1997, he graduated with Departmental Honors in Human Biology.

Advanced Specialties

Although Dr. Vinyard had developed the surgical skills necessary to begin his plastic surgery practice, he still felt that there was more to learn. With the desire to perfect his technical skills and surgical judgment in the area of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Breast Reconstructive Surgery techniques, he sought additional training from a world-recognized leader in plastic surgery. In 2009, Dr. Vinyard moved to Birmingham, AL with his wife and two children. He spent the next year in an Advanced Breast and Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship. Under the tutelage of Dr. Grotting, he learned the latest techniques in Breast Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction (using the Superior-Pedicle Sculpted Pillar technique), treatment of Gynecomastia, along with the Endoscopic Brow Lift, Facelift, Mini-Facelift, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Otoplasty, Abdominoplasty, Brachioplasty, Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction, Lower Body Lift, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX Cosmetic Injection, Dermal Filler Injections, Laser Facial Resurfacing and Skin Care Assessment/Management.

Honors and Awards


Golden Key National Honor Society member

Alpha Honor Medical Society nomination

J.K. Hardesty Award for "The Best Resident Paper"

Student Leadership Award nomination

Dr. Thomas G. Orr Award for "The Outstanding Student in Surgery"

2012 – 2018: "America’s Top Surgeons Recognition for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery"


Grotting, J.C., Vinyard, W.J., Higdon, K.K. In-Office Saline Implant Deflation for Revision Breast Surgery. Plastic Surgery Pulse News. Vol. 2 No. 3. Quality Medical Publishing, 2011.


Grotting, J.C., Vinyard, W.J. Reoperative Rhytidectomy. The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques. 2E, Nahai F (ed). Quality Medical Publishing, 2010.

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