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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) - Beverly Hills, CA

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About Breast Reduction

While some women worry about their lack of breast development, other women deal with the problems of over-developed breasts. Overly large breasts can cause physical pain (neck, back, and shoulder pain, trouble breathing, slumped posture), lifestyle problems (finding clothes that fit, being unable to participate in some activities), as well as emotional problems (unwanted attention, self-consciousness, lowered self-esteem). Breast reduction surgery (also known as a reduction mammaplasty) by double board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Trott removes excess breast tissue to balance the proportions of the chest to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery can also alleviate physical pain, allow you to participate in more physical activities, and make it easier to find clothes that fit. Schedule a private consultation at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA to discuss your concerns and goals, then learn more about your breast reduction options.

Best Candidates

Breast reduction is appropriate if you experience:

  • Disproportionate breasts to the body
  • Painfully heavy breasts
  • Bra strap grooves in the shoulders
  • Limitations on activity
  • Slumped posture

What to Expect

During a reduction mammaplasty, the surgeon will skillfully remove excess skin and tissue before re-contouring the breasts. The surgeon can choose to implement these incision patterns:

  • Incision around the circumference of the areola
  • Vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast line
  • Horizontal incision on the breast line

Liposuction may also be used to safely remove excessive tissue in the breast and will minimize scarring as it requires a much smaller incision. It also reduces the risk of losing nipple sensation and discoloration of the areola due to poor blood flow during surgery. The surgeon will discuss the difference between the techniques and help you determine which is best for your needs and goals.

Other Considerations

After breast reduction surgery, you may feel immediately lighter, due to the amount of tissue removed. After the surgery, you should wear a compression bra to support the healing process for the first couple of weeks. You will also be given post-operative care instructions and you can pre-schedule your follow up appointments to help you stay on track during your recovery process. You will need to rest for at least 7 – 10 days before returning to work. Regular physical activities can be resumed within 6 – 8 weeks. In some patients, it may take a year for nipple sensitivity to return to normal.

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Average Cost  
From $13,500
Recovery Time  
1 Week
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Freedom From Pain

Imagine living with lighter, more proportionate breasts that allow you to be comfortable in your clothes. Relieve your neck, shoulders and back of the aching from carrying around extra weight. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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