Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills &
In Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Breast Reduction has become a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women of all ages. The reason for the great interest in breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills is that it offers women who have excessively large busts the freedom to participate in sports, to dress the way the want, and to have a figure that is more proportionate and fitting for their professional life.
Breast Reduction, or Reduction Mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces breast size and weight through the removal of excess breast tissue, fat and skin. The plastic surgeon not only makes the breasts more proportionate to a woman’s figure, but also lifts them.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that more than 100,000 women choose breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty every year. These are those who had excessively large breasts, a condition also known as Macromastia, Mammary Hypertrophy and Mammary Gigantism. Some girls develop breast overdevelopment (Mammary Hypertrophy) during puberty, while some women develop very large breasts (Gigantomastia) during pregnancy.
The most common reasons for choosing Breast Reduction Plastic surgery are:
Chronic Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain: A woman with size “F” cup breasts carries about six pounds of extra weight as compared to a woman with a “D” cup. This additional weight is sustained by the neck, back and shoulders, causing chronic back pain, neck pain, and shoulder muscle strain. Many women find special support bras, muscle strengthening, chiropractic care, and acupuncture useless and can only find relief through strong narcotics and muscle relaxants. As such, Mammary Hypertrophy is a physical disability.
Disproportionate Breasts: Although many women want to have full breasts, they find disproportionately large breasts to be a nuisance. For example a petite woman with “D” cup breasts, would be very “top heavy” and have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly.
Inability to Exercise: Have you ever tried to jog with 6 lbs of weight hanging around your neck! For many women with Mammary Hypertrophy, the mere weight of their breasts makes it impossible to maintain any kind of exercise routine.
Skin Rashes and Chronic Skin Infection: Excessive Sweating under the breast folds of large and pendulous breasts result in chronic dermatitis (skin irritation) and even fungal and bacterial skin infections. These women are often applying anti-fungal powder under their breast folds with no relief. Moreover, the under-wires of most support bras cut into this irritate area, resulting in open sores and agonizing pain.
Breast “Ptosis” or Sagging: Large pendulous breasts sag! Women with mammary hypertrophy find it necessary to wear their bras 24 hours a day, even to bed. This is an annoyance especially if a woman wants to at especial times wear a dress without a bra.
Painful Shoulder Grooves from Heavy Bra Straps: Painful and uncomfortable indentations result from the need to wear full support bras with tight straps, even to sleep.
Breast Asymmetry: Breasts with significant “unevenness” is very common among women with breast hypertrophy. This makes these women feel “lopsided” and make finding clothing difficult.
Insomnia: Many women with excessively large breasts find the weight of their heavy breasts on their chests when they lay down. This makes breathing at times difficult during sleep, and requiring sleeping upright while wearing bras to bed.
Emotional Trauma: For many women, the discomfort and self-consciousness from excessive breast size becomes a problem that overshadows all other areas of their life – work, friendship and romance.
Some Medical Health Plans cover Breast Reduction for chronic medical conditions, taking into consideration factors such as the amount of breast tissue to be removed, and how severe the medical, rather than cosmetic, problems are.
The most popular Breast Reduction surgery technique in Beverly Hills involves makes an “anchor-shaped” or “inverted-T” incision in the following fashion. One incision is made around the areola – the colored area around the nipple. A second incision is made vertically from the bottom of the areola to beneath the breast crease. A third incision curves in the under-breast (Inframammary) fold. The plastic surgeon then removes excess tissue, fat and skin, shifting the nipple and the areola into their new higher position. The cosmetic surgeon then brings the skin from both sides of the breast down around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. Skin that was above the nipple is lowered to the breast crease, allowing the plastic surgeon to bring skin together and to reshape the breast.
Breast Reduction technique in Beverly Hills includes a simultaneous Breast Lift or “Mastopexy,” because the excess fat and glandular tissue that made breasts large and heavy lead to sagging that can only be corrected by a lifting procedure. Men who develop excessively large breasts or “woman-like” breasts – a condition known as Gynecomastia – can also undergo Breast Reduction.
Breast Reduction surgery is a very technically challenging procedure that is best performed by a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is adequately trained and experienced in performing it. In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills plastic surgeons often consult women for Revision Breast Reduction Surgery who had their breast surgery performed by a so called “cosmetic surgeon” who failed to provide their patient with a satisfactory result, simply because of their lack of appropriate training and lack of understanding of this complex surgery.
In the following sections Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for Breast Reduction, including pros and cons of each procedure, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of Reduction Mammoplasty available in our photo gallery.
Dr. Younai is a board certified plastic surgeon who receives patients at the California Center for Plastic Surgery from the Northern as well as the Southern California region. Some of these cities include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Oxnard.