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Shahin Javaheri, MD

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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.

breast reduction surgery before and after
Before and After Breast Reduction San Francisco
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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.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”

    - PB

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If you would like to meet with Dr. Javaheri to discuss your options, please contact our practice today. Dr. Javaheri will be happy to answer your questions!

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