In some cases, having large breasts may feel uncomfortable and lead to issues like chafing and irritation. If those are problems you regularly experience, breast reduction surgery may be right for you. Dr. Aronowitz, one of Beverly Hills’s top plastic surgeons, can perform this specialized procedure. To determine if you’re a candidate, schedule your consultation at our Los Angeles office today.
Breast Reduction Candidates
If you have large breasts, you are undoubtedly familiar with the problems they can cause. You may have trouble finding clothes that fit well, you may also struggle with heavy bra straps that cut into your shoulders. Your posture may be altered, which can cause neck and back pain, and the skin under your breasts can also become irritated. Active sports and jogging can also become uncomfortable for large-breasted women. If you suffer from any problems, a breast reduction could be helpful.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction) is the surgical reduction of the breast tissue and re-tailoring of the overlying skin. This procedure involves correcting the droopy breast and removing excess skin. During the operation, Dr. Aronowitz will cut around the nipple, leaving it attached to the chest wall by a stalk of breast tissue. He will then remove excess skin and glandular tissue and close the re-shaped breast.
This process is performed under general anesthesia, typically as an outpatient. With good skin tone, a moderate reduction can be made with a scar around the outer border of the areola or even liposuction only. In most cases, an incision down the lower surface of the breast is needed, joining the nipple incision to one along the fold beneath the breast.
You must wear protective dressing under your bra for a week after the procedure. Also, vigorous activity and lying on the breasts should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. This will minimize scar stretching. In most cases, you should be able to return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. With more limited incisions, the skin may initially be bunched up or pleated along the incision line. This will usually settle over about three months.
You may still be able to breastfeed after a mammoplasty. It is, however, safer to assume that you may not be able to produce sufficient milk for any future children. Some degree of nipple numbness is also expected following the reduction.
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Schedule Breast Reduction Surgery in Los Angeles, CA
If your breasts are larger than you’d prefer, breast reduction surgery may be a good option. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Aronowitz to discuss the procedure and what you can expect. You can reach our office by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or by calling (310) 659-0705.