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Gain The Relief of Proportional Breasts

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, aims to decrease the size and weight of the breasts while improving their shape and position. This procedure can be performed for a variety of reasons, including alleviating physical discomfort, improving body proportion and posture, reducing skin irritation and rashes, and boosting self-esteem and confidence. During the procedure, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed to achieve a more desirable breast size and contour.

Physical & Emotional
Burden of Oversized Breasts

Oversized breasts can create a physical and emotional burden for many women. The weight and strain of large breasts can cause chronic pain, discomfort, and restricted movement, leading to difficulty with exercise and physical activity. The emotional impact of oversized breasts can also cause self-consciousness, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. Women with oversized breasts may also struggle to find clothing and bras that fit properly, adding to their frustration and discomfort. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these burdens, leading to improved quality of life.

Breast Reduction Corrects:

  • Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by the weight and strain of large breasts
  • Skin irritation, rashes, and infections in the breast crease or under the breasts
  • Difficulty finding clothes that fit properly and comfortably
  • Restricted physical activities and exercise due to breast size and discomfort
  • Unwanted attention, self-consciousness, and poor body image related to breast size
  • Asymmetry or unevenness in breast size or shape
  • Nipple and areola size and position that are out of proportion to the rest of the breast
  • Sagging or drooping breasts that lack firmness and definition

Candidates for Breast Reduction:

  • Have breasts that are disproportionately large or heavy in relation to their body frame
  • Experience chronic pain, discomfort, or restricted movement due to breast size and weight
  • Have skin irritation, rashes, or infections in the breast crease or under the breasts
  • Have difficulty finding clothing or bras that fit comfortably
  • Have one breast significantly larger or different in shape than the other
  • Have nipples and areolas that are enlarged or positioned lower than desired
  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not have any underlying medical conditions that increase the risks of surgery
  • Are at a stable weight and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure

Your Breast Reduction Session

During your breast reduction session with Dr. Z, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized approach to achieve your desired breast size and contour. The procedure typically takes about 3-5 hours and is performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Los Gatos. Our plastic surgeon and medical team will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the surgery.

Your Journey to Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime

Dr. Z will select the appropriate technique based on your breast size, shape, and skin characteristics and your desired outcome. While liposuction alone may be sufficient in some cases, most breast reduction patients benefit from techniques that remove excess skin and tissue and lift the breasts and nipples to a more youthful and attractive position. Dr. Z may also reduce the size of the areolas to achieve a more proportionate appearance.

Commonly used incisions for breast reduction are the “anchor” and “lollipop” incisions. These involve incisions around the areola and vertically down the lower portion of the breast, with the anchor technique also involving a horizontal incision in the breast crease. While breast reduction surgery does leave scarring, most patients feel the benefits of the procedure outweigh this tradeoff. Dr. Z provides thorough post-operative instructions to promote optimal healing.

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Schedule Your Appointment

After breast reduction surgery with Dr. Z, you will need to take some time to recover and allow your body to heal. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and rest. Most patients can return to light activity within a few days and resume normal daily activities within a few weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks. Dr. Z will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

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