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Breast Reduction in Los Angeles, CA

Do you experience back pain or discomfort, have difficulty finding clothing or are unhappy with your body due to excessive breast volume? Breast Reduction performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., could be the solution for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles residents who face these challenging issues.

What is Breast Reduction?

Many women with overly large breasts experience problems, such as back pain, skin irritation, difficulty with clothing, severe asymmetry, sagging and potential embarrassment in social situations. By reducing your breasts to a more manageable size, it can make a great deal of difference in your quality of life. Thanks to his background at Georgetown University Hospital working on breast reconstruction for cancer patients, Dr. Schwartz brings a uniquely reconstructive approach to bringing the breasts into better proportion with the rest of your body. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, have difficulty finding clothing or are unhappy with your body due to excessive breast volume, you may find a breast reduction to be very beneficial.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Reduce your bust to manageable proportions and reclaim your life for yourself. Dr. Schwartz always makes sure that he provides the best results possible, including alleviating back, neck and spinal cord pain and improving overall better health. Schedule your consultation now and learn more about the benefits of breast reduction with Dr. Schwartz.

Is Breast Reduction Right For Me?

Many patients have fears about how bad the scarring from breast reduction surgery can be, but Dr. Schwartz will put you at ease by answering any questions you may have, including as to whether or not you will still be able to wear regular lingerie following breast reduction. Dr. Schwartz served as a principle investigator for an FDA clinical trial aimed at correcting poorly healed breast scars from breast reduction surgery, so he is an advocate for women’s health who you can count on to take all of the time necessary to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not breast reduction is right for you.

Elements of a Breast Reduction

It’s time to improve your quality of life with a more manageable breast size. Eliminate back pain, skin irritation, difficulty with clothing, severe asymmetry, sagging and potential embarrassment, thanks to Dr. Schwartz’s personalized breast reduction procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will take the time necessary to review all of your options for breast reduction and will describe all of the elements involved from each different surgical strategy point of view. Contact us now and learn more about what a breast reduction procedure is and how it can help you.

What Is a Breast Reduction Procedure?

In most cases, a breast reduction will include an anchor incision, which uses an incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola down to the crease below your breast and a horizontal incision along the crease. This allows ideal access to remove a sufficient amount of tissue and excess skin. In some cases where size is more moderate and sagging is less severe, the horizontal and possibly the vertical incisions, may not be necessary. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will review your options with you. Because he was trained in breast reconstructive surgery, you can rest easy knowing that he has the knowledge and skill to provide you with optimal results for your breasts and body.

How Long Is The Recovery After a Breast Reduction Procedure?

Most patients enjoy a pain-free recovery. During your recovery stage, we are available to you 24/7 to help you enjoy a flawless recuperation and healing process. When it comes to breast reduction, you want to do it right the first time, so choose Dr. Schwartz and Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute. It’s the best way for you to obtain the best possible result. It’s no longer necessary for you to suffer with overly large breasts. Get the look you want now and be free of the burden of breasts that are too big.

Am I A Candidate For Breast Liposuction?

Breast liposuction is suitable only for a small percentage of women seeking smaller breasts. Ideal candidates will have large breasts with little or no sagging, as well as good skin elasticity so that the breasts will still appear full once the fat is removed. Dr. Schwartz can provide a professional evaluation during your consultation to determine if this is an option for you.

Will I Be Able To Breastfeed After My Reduction?

In most cases, some breastfeeding will still be possible, but since breast tissue usually needs to be removed, the amount of milk produced may decrease. There is only one type of breast reduction that will remove the ability to breastfeed, called the free nipple technique. This technique is only performed on extremely large breasts and requires that the nipple and areola be completely removed and regrafted, severing connections with milk ducts. In most other cases, you should still be able to breastfeed.

Is It Possible For Insurance To Pay For A Breast Reduction?

Most insurance companies require professional documentation that the size of your breasts is causing legitimate symptoms. Dr. Schwartz will be able to help you with that following your examination. Many insurance companies will set standards for how much tissue must be removed, so be aware that the insurance company may require a more severe reduction than you would like in order for them to cover it.

Will The Reduction Affect The Sensation In My Nipples?

Change in sensation is always a risk that accompanies surgery, but this is usually minimal and resolves within a year. However, a few women with extremely large breasts may opt for the free nipple technique, which removes the nipple and areola completely and moves them higher as a skin graft. This severs all connections and removes nipple function, including sensitivity, in favor of a superior aesthetic result.

How Does A Reduction Treat Asymmetry?

A reduction is usually the preferred way to treat asymmetry. Dr. Schwartz will simply remove more tissue from the larger breast, being sure to keep them as even as possible in final size and shape. All breasts are slightly asymmetrical, but after a correction, any remaining asymmetry should be barely perceptible.

How Bad Is The Scarring From A Breast Reduction?

Scarring will always be visible, but most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that the incisions end up flat, smooth, and relatively close to their natural skin color. Performing scar massage, using topical creams or injectable corticosteroids, and avoiding unprotected sun exposure can further improve scar healing.

Is There Any Way To Shrink My Breasts Without Surgery?

If you are overweight, weight loss will reduce the amount of fat in your breasts, which can substantially reduce the size, but it will also cause loose skin and sagging. In addition, some women’s breasts contain mostly breast tissue, which cannot be reduced by weight loss, and the various pills and creams sold for reducing breast size are completely ineffective.

Does A Breast Reduction Lift The Breast As Well?

Technically, breast reduction simply reduces the size of the breast, which can make it appear to sag less. However, since the incisions are essentially the same, it is a fairly simple matter to add a lift to a breast reduction if it is found to be necessary during your consultation with Dr. Schwartz.

Will My Breasts Look Empty Or Deflated After My Reduction?

No, they will still look full and possibly even fuller. Dr. Schwartz will remove excess skin during the reduction to maintain a good appearance. If necessary, the interior tissue can also be reshaped to help produce a naturally full look.

Is It Ever Necessary To Put In Implants During A Reduction?

While it is possible to utilize implants along with a breast reduction to create more upper breast fullness, most of the time it is better to simply reposition the existing breast tissue. This avoids the expense and potential complications of using implants to achieve the same effect.

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Procedure Cost?

Your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.

What Should I Do Next?

You want to look like yourself, only better, with breasts that are appropriate to your body type, so contact us now to set up your breast reduction consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is a plastic surgeon that loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective breast reduction procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.