Breast Reduction in San Francisco (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Bigger is Not Always Better – Gain Confidence & Proportion
Breast reduction (also known as reduction mammaplasty) can be a highly satisfying plastic surgery procedure that reduces the size, and refines the shape of a woman’s breasts. Your new look will give you more confidence and freedom to wear the styles you’ve always desired.
If you are a woman with overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery can be a tremendous life-enhancing option. Having breast reduction will give you far more that just smaller, firmer breasts. You’ll also get significant relief from many physical and emotional discomforts, a new sense of freedom in your exercise and physical activity, and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothing styles. A reduction mammaplasty can truly change a woman’s life helping her gain confidence as well as proportion.
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Are You a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Large over-sized breasts can cause a host of physical and psychological problems, but our San Francisco breast reduction surgery can help. Overly large breasts can result in shoulder, neck and back pain. In addition, they can cause distortion of posture, and in severe cases, make breathing difficult. Large breasts can also dominate a woman’s appearance and make her look unbalanced. They can also make participation in exercise difficult or impossible. In psychological terms, ungainly stares and rude comments can lead some women to be self-conscious.
Although the main aim of the breast reduction surgery is to reduce the volume and weight of the breast; cosmetic enhancement to fashion a normal shape remains equally important. Reduction mammaplasty techniques have been modified and refined throughout the years in order to improve the safety as well as the aesthetic results.
While women of all ages can benefit, breast reduction surgeries are usually rarely performed before the breasts are fully developed. In addition, patients who plan to become pregnant following their breast reduction should consider postponing the reduction mammaplasty until after pregnancy. A woman who has had a breast reduction procedure prior to her pregnancy risks permanent re-enlargement of her breasts.
Reduction mammaplasty candidates are significantly overweight, it will be recommended that they participate in a weight reduction program prior to their breast reduction surgery in order to yield the best long-term results. It is also important that weight is stabilized and a weight loss program has been attempted before your breast reduction.
Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery in San Francisco:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
- Heavy, pendulous breast with nipple and areolas that point downward
- One breast is much larger than the other
- Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Skin irritation beneath your breasts
- Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
- Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
A consultation with plastic surgeon, Dr Shahin Javaheri, is the first step in this process. The intent of the consultation is to provide thorough education about the breast reduction surgery in San Francisco, answer any questions you have and discuss your goals and expectations to help you make an informed decision. After your physical examination and discussion, Dr Javaheri will devise a surgical plan specific to your needs that will yield best results.
About San Francisco Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes between 2.5 and 3.5 hours. This procedure can be performed on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Once in surgery, excess breast tissue, fat and skin are removed. The nipple and remaining underlying tissues are moved to a new, higher location. The suture line is situated around the nipple in its new position, and extends vertically down towards the under-breast crease.
Recovering from Reduction Mammaplasty
Following your reduction mammaplasty, bandage dressings will be applied around your breasts. In addition, depending on the technique used, drains may be inserted under the wounds to drain any build-up of blood or fluid that occasionally develops after the surgery. The drainage is minimal and the drains are often removed the very next day. At this time, your bandages will be readjusted, and you will be instructed to wear a wireless compression bra for support.It is common to experience swelling and bruising of the breasts following your breast reduction which can last up to 2-3 weeks.
Breast Reduction Surgery Is Often Reimbursed by Insurance
Many breast reduction patients in San Francisco qualify for insurance reimbursement – we can determine this for you ahead of time. Call us and let us know your insurance plan, we will be happy to research your coverage for you or help you with financing. Patient satisfaction after breast reduction is extremely high, and many of our patients are referred by happy patients who have had breast reduction surgery in San Francisco.