Breast Reduction in California

Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit you better. Contact a breast reduction surgeon in California.

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  • Carl Colwell Askren, MD, FACS
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Pavilion
    1351 East Spruce, Suite 120
    Fresno, CA 93720
  • Saul R Berger, MD
    Saul R. Berger, MD, Inc.,
    616 E Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 202
    Glendale, California 91207
  • Charles P. Chalekson, MD, FACS
    1310 Las Tablas Road, Suite 202
    Templeton, CA 93465
  • Norbert E Collins, MD
    124 East Olive Avenue
    Redlands, CA 92373
  • Craig N. Creasman, MD
    Aesthetic Surgery for Silicon Valley
    2400 Samaritan Drive, Suite 206
    San Jose, California 95124
  • Marcel Daniels, MD, FACS
    Image Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
    1760 Termino Ave, Suite 207
    Long Beach, California, 90804
  • Roy David, MD, FACS
    La Jolla Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
    3252 Holliday Ct, Suite 206
    San Diego, California 92037
  • Peter B. Fodor, MD, FACS
    Century Aesthetics
    1301 20th St, Suite 250
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Heather Furnas, MD
    Plastic Surgery Associates
    4625 Quigg Drive
    Santa Rosa, California, 95409
  • Nouri Ghorbani, MD
    130 La Casa Via Suite 102
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Choosing to have breast reduction in California is an important decision to make. Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After the plastic surgeon has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, also is reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour under the arm.

Usually, the nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds of tissue, and this allows for the preservation of sensation.

Fortunately, significant complications from breast reduction are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of women undergo successful breast reduction surgery, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks.

Whether you decide to have breast reduction in California depends on your own individual case, medical condition, general health, lifestyle, emotional state, and breast size and shape. You may consider consulting your family, friends, breast implant support groups, and breast cancer support groups to help you in making this decision. If you are considering breast reduction and do not have a plastic surgeon, use our doctor finder for the names of experienced, board certified plastic surgeons in your area. Your general surgeon, plastic surgeon, and oncologist should work together to plan your breast reduction procedure to give you the best possible result. Contact a breast reduction surgeon in CA today.


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