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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
Dr. Emer and his team can determine your candidacy for breast reduction surgery by meeting with you for a consultation. They can select the optimal treatment approach for you after performing an evaluation of the skin and tissues in the breast area and learning about your medical history.
You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if:
- You are unhappy with your breast size.
- You have fully developed breasts.
- You are physically healthy.
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You are a non-smoker.
- You have breasts that keep you from being physically active.
- You have back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
What to Expect
Breast Reduction Procedure
Dr. Emer’s plastic surgeons have extensive experience performing breast reduction surgery and will carefully plan your procedure to achieve your desired results. Prior to your surgery, our expert team will explain your options for anesthesia, incision type, and recommended complementary procedures. You will also receive personalized pre-treatment instructions and can ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
Your surgery will be performed at an accredited facility in an operating room. Breast reduction surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home the same day as your surgery.
Breast reduction surgery involves:
First, you will be given medication to keep you comfortable throughout the surgery.
Next, our plastic surgeon will make the necessary incisions. Prior to your surgery, your plastic surgeon will help you determine the best incision option for your specific procedure.
The last step of breast reduction surgery involves placing sutures to support the new breast shape. The incisions can then be closed and bandaged.
Tissue removal and reshaping
The incision allows our plastic surgeon to access and remove excess tissue. The remaining breast tissue can then be reshaped for aesthetic, symmetrical results. The nipple is repositioned to best complement your new breast size and shape.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast Reduction is a common but incredibly delicate procedure that must be performed by an experienced, certified plastic surgeon who will not only reduce the breast size but also lift, shape, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery typically has no long-term impact on nipple sensitivity or the ability to breastfeed. For most patients, rearranging the natural breast tissue does not require the use of implants or fat grafting; however, this is often determined during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills and his skilled team of West Hollywood plastic surgeons.
What to expect
Breast Reduction Recovery
You will receive detailed, customized aftercare instructions to guide you through your breast reduction recovery. Your aftercare instructions will include information on how to care for your incision sites; the use of a surgical bra or other garments that can help minimize swelling and properly support your breasts during the healing process; and medications to alleviate discomfort and promote optimal healing.
You can expect to have some downtime after breast reduction surgery and should plan to take time off work. Dr. Emer and his team will monitor your recovery and advise you when you can return to work and resume your normal routine.
What to expect
Breast Reduction Results
Dr. Emer’s breast reduction patients tend to be ecstatic with their results. Patients often report increased self-confidence and improved physical wellbeing. After they have healed, our patients can wear trendy bras with thin straps and well-fitted clothes, and they feel more comfortable performing exercises such as running.
Many women who visit Dr. Emer’s medical practice for breast reduction describe this procedure as the lifting of a huge burden—literally! It’s one of the most fulfilling procedures to perform because it has such a positive impact on patients’ lives. Breast reduction surgery not only creates more proportional and youthful breast contours, but it also grants relief from the back, neck, and shoulder pain, bra strap grooving, skin irritation, and other physical complications that come with large, heavy breasts.
Patients can enjoy the results of breast reduction surgery for many years. Dr. Emer will formulate a customized protocol to help you maintain a firm, lifted, and youthful look long-term. Non-invasive skin tightening, collagen-stimulation, and toning treatments can help prevent sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging in the breast area.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
The price of your breast reduction surgery will be determined by the extent and complexity of your specific procedure. Combining a breast reduction with other cosmetic procedures will impact your overall cost as well. Dr. Emer and his team will provide detailed pricing information prior to scheduling your surgery.