Breast Reduction Plastic SurgeryPosted on May 10, 2018
Breast reduction, medically known as reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to decrease the volume and size of the breasts making them more proportionate to the body. This procedure not only makes the breasts appear more appealing but also provides relief to the patient from medical issues related to oversized breasts.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim, provides breast reduction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Problems with Excessively Large Breasts
Excessively large breasts can impact the symmetry and proportion of the body. They can create hindrances in physical activities such as vigorous sports as well as certain kinds of movements and bending. The patient may find it challenging to wear specific types of clothing and can feel conscious in social settings. Oversized breasts may lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Furthermore, the patient may experience rashes or irritation in the heavy breast fold or crease.
Breast reduction surgery is effectively a reverse procedure to a breast implant surgery. The surgeon will assess the patients overall medical status, previous breast surgery history, and her personal cosmetic objectives prior to recommending a breast reduction plastic surgery procedure. Patients who are unhappy with excessively large breasts, whether aesthetically or due to physical discomfort, may be ideal candidates for this surgical procedure.
The surgery is useful in instances where stubborn breast fat, surplus skin, and tissue do not respond to diet and exercise. A good breast reduction candidate should not smoke or be willing to quit smoking for a few weeks before and after the procedure. Additionally, the candidate should have realistic expectations from the surgery.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Similar to breast lift and breast augmentation, a breast reduction procedure is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon will ensure that the incisions are created in inconspicuous sites on the breasts. A customized treatment plan will determine whether the surgeon will place the incision circumferentially around the areola or in a keyhole pattern.
The surgeon may place anchor-shaped or vertical incisions as well, depending on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed. Then the surgeon will reduce the underlying fat tissue in the breast, remove surplus skin, and tighten weak breast muscles through this incision.
They may reduce the size of the areola and reposition the nipple as well. Then sutures are placed deep inside the breast tissue to provide support to the new breast shape. Lastly, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures or skin adhesive.
The results of breast reduction surgery are noticeable immediately following the procedure. But it may take a few weeks for the inflammation and bruising to resolve and the incisions lines to become more discreet. The final results of the surgery will become apparent after the healing process is complete.
The outcomes of breast reduction surgery last for a long time if the patient follows a healthy regimen of diet and exercise. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and nearby areas for breast reduction.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.
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