What Signs Indicate It’s Time For A Breast Reduction?

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While many people associate large breasts with beauty and sex appeal, the reality is that disproportionately large breasts can cause a variety of problems for women, both physically and psychologically. Fortunately, sweeping advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible for women with large breasts to get relief from their pain, enhance their appearance, and improve their confidence with a breast reduction procedure. Renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz has changed the lives of numerous women through successful breast reduction surgeries, and his signature LipoLift technique is one of the most in-demand breast reduction procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction is an invasive surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts by removing breast tissue and fat. A breast reduction generally includes a breast lift, during which excess skin is excised, allowing the breasts to be lifted to a higher position on the chest.

How do I know if I need a breast reduction?

The best way to determine if a breast reduction may be beneficial for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. However, there are certain signs and symptoms that are early indicators you might need a breast reduction. Some of the most common complaints from women who ultimately undergo breast reduction surgery include:

  • Aches and pains: Women with large breasts may experience an exceptional amount of pain and muscle discomfort due to the weight of the breasts. This pain typically appears in the neck, back, and shoulders.

  • Bad posture: As a result of the disproportionate size and weight of the breasts pulling a women forward, she is likely to experience poor posture that can lead to further muscle aches and discomfort.

  • Numbness: Many women report numbness or tingling, particular in the lower arms and hands, associated with their large breasts. This sensation can be caused by the tension that the breasts’ weight places on the underlying nerves.

  • Loss of nipple sensation: Similarly, tension on the nerves can lead to decreased nipple sensitivity.

  • Bra pain: Even with supportive undergarments, many women with excessively large breasts experience deep, painful bra strap and underwire indentations.

  • Skin irritation: The size and weight of the breasts can lead to rashes, yeast infections, and other irritations in the breast crease.

  • Emotional problems: A lack of self-confidence, poor self-esteem, and depression are among the most common emotional complaints women have prior to a breast reduction.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is likely that a breast reduction could help you to attain a more physically and emotionally comfortable state.

What are my options for a breast reduction in Beverly Hills?

The first and most important consideration in your decision to have a breast reduction procedure is to select a highly experienced surgeon. Dr. Schwartz is a leader in the field of breast reduction and is familiar with the many complexities and nuances of the procedure. In addition to the traditional breast reduction, Dr. Schwartz is proud to offer his nationally recognized signature procedure, LipoLift, as an ideal solution for achieving a patient’s goals while minimizing the risk of complications and side effects.

What is a LipoLift breast reduction?

The LipoLift breast reduction, also known as a LipoLift mastopexy, is an innovative surgical procedure developed by Dr. Schwartz for the purpose of reducing breast size and improving breast position through the use of liposuction. By removing fatty tissue rather than breast tissue, Dr. Schwartz is able to spare essential structures, such as nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels. Leaving these structures intact greatly reduces the risk of postoperative complications and side effects, including nipple necrosis and loss of nipple sensation. Patients who opt for LipoLift may also enjoy a quicker recovery. Dr. Schwartz understands the sensitive nature of the decision to undergo a breast reduction and will take the time to discuss all of your options, including LipoLift, during your breast reduction consultation.

Am I a good candidate for a breast reduction?

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or emotional distress associated with your large breasts, a breast reduction may be able to help. In general, breast reduction candidates are in good health, refrain from tobacco use, and have no contraindications to anesthesia or surgery. It is recommended that breast reduction patients be at a healthy, stable weight and be finished having children, as weight fluctuations and significant physical changes can compromise the results of the surgery and lead to the need for an additional procedure in the future.

To better determine if a breast reduction may be right for you, call our convenient Beverly Hills, CA office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jaime Schwartz today. Learn more about how a breast reduction or LipoLift can help you feel comfortable in your own skin, relieve your pain, and change your life for good.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.