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Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of the breasts to help women live more comfortably and confidently. Board-certified dermatologist and body contouring expert Dr. Jason Emer offers breast reduction surgery to qualified patients in Beverly Hills. He works closely with his team of board-certified plastic surgeons to ensure the most beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients.

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What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

A reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin. The breasts can then be reshaped to better fit the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Overly large and heavy breasts can cause patients to suffer significant physical pain. Women with heavy, large breasts often experience constant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. These patients are often unable to exercise without pain and may not be able to perform certain movements and tasks. Reducing the weight and size of the breasts with breast reduction surgery can alleviate this discomfort and dramatically improve the patient’s quality of life.

Breast reduction surgery should only be performed by experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Emer’s plastic surgeons are board-certified and highly trained in multiple breast reduction techniques, so they can customize each procedure to the unique anatomy and desired outcome of each patient.

Right for you?

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.

Breast Reduction and Pregnancy

What to Know

Whether you have breast reduction surgery before or after pregnancy is a highly personal decision. What is best for one patient is not necessarily best for another. Dr. Emer and his team can provide information and answer any questions you have about your specific procedure to help you make an informed choice.

While breast reduction surgery typically has no long-term impact on nipple sensitivity or the ability to breastfeed, many women choose to wait to have a breast reduction until their family is complete. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can dramatically change the size, shape, and position of the breasts, so your pre-pregnancy breast reduction results may not be maintained. A second breast reduction or additional breast surgery may be needed to restore your desired look.

However, for some women, waiting is not the best option. Women who have debilitating physical discomfort and/or do not plan to have children for an extended period of time may choose to have the procedure before starting or completing their family.

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.



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.




I have been to Dr Emer in 4 different occasions and I could not be happier. I live in toronto and I have flown to Los Angeles to see him. I did a CO2 laser and the care and expertise were second to none. I have flown to New York also to see him. His skill set and his knowledge of what he does is sublime. I trust him completely. I am in the public eye and who touches my face I have to have all the trust in the world with…he has my complete trust as I could not be happier. I just returned from New York yesterday where I did another laser. The man is a genius and also a very nice person

I recently visited Dr. Emer’s office with concerns of under eye baggage and lines. I moved forward with lower eyelid blepharoplasty with Dr.Ardeshirpour and Dr.Emer performed co2 laser around my eyes. The results are incredible. I have no more bags or lines around my eyes. These 2 are amazing. The procedure was quick and painless. I’m definitely looking forward to working with them again in the near future.

Dr. Emer is an artist with the CO2 laser. I’m 54 years old and had spent 54 years in the sun damaging my skin. Dr. Emer erased 10+ years from my face eliminating all of the skin discoloration, bags under my eyes and crows feet. The lines around my mouth and forehead from years of smiling are much much less visible. Dr. Emer’s staff is always kind, approachable, and helpful. Of course, I highly recommend Dr. Emer!!


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.

The Dr. Emer Difference

How Does Dr. Emer Do Breast Reduction Differently?

Dr. Emer approaches cosmetic enhancement from the perspective of a medical professional, body contouring expert, and an artist. As a result, he can formulate unique, customized treatment plans that deliver comprehensive and lasting results.

Dr. Emer has developed cutting-edge, combination treatments that enhance surgical breast reduction results and help patients maintain a youthful, lifted look for the long-term. To complement your breast reduction, Dr. Emer may recommend:

Thread lifting – Dr. Emer can use this minimally invasive treatment to provide a subtle lift of the breasts and encourage collagen production for firm, healthy skin.

External energy-based treatments – Regular treatment with non-invasive radiofrequency and/or ultrasound energy devices like Thermage, Ultherapy, and BTL Exilis Ultra can help you maintain youthful skin and prevent sagging.

Fat grafting – To refine the shape of the breasts or correct asymmetry, Dr. Emer can transfer unwanted fat from one area of your body to your breasts.

Dermal fillers – Dr. Emer can inject dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of chest wrinkles and restore a more youthful look.

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.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Emer provides the best breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills by working with the most qualified, caring, and talented plastic surgeons. He and his team are meticulous about understanding the unique goals of each patient, so they can deliver life-changing results their patients love. Contact our West Hollywood office today to schedule a consultation and find out if breast reduction surgery can help you look and feel your best.