Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Breast Reduction?

Abnormally large breasts can cause social and functional problems for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Our team in Beverly Hills, CA helps countless women regain their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through surgical reduction of the breasts. This cosmetic surgery at Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz MD FACS removes excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a more normal size. It also reduces the size of the areolas and nipples, as well as repositions them to help them better fit the new size of the breasts. In most situations, a breast lift is also performed to provide a more taut and youthful appearance. Dr. Schwartz is highly experienced in utilizing this popular procedure to restore the health and confidence of women with overly large breasts.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Large breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or the life you want to lead can negatively affect your productivity and self-esteem. A breast reduction surgery at Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz MD FACS in Beverly Hills, CA provides several functional and aesthetic advantages to reduce your bust and improve your well-being, including:

  • Reducing the size and weight of the breasts
  • Improved shaping of the breasts
  • Resizing the nipples
  • Enabling a greater number of comfortable physical activities and exercises
  • Relieving back pain
  • Bettering posture
  • Minimizing skin discomfort and chafing
  • Benefitting self-esteem

Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?

If you have large, heavy breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the shape you want. This surgery is helpful for women who have constant worry or are not able to live an active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also deal with ongoing skin inflammations or irritations (as well as neck pain), this surgery can eliminate these annoyances. It is important patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon, such as Dr. Schwartz, who understands their concerns and goals and has the knowledge to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process and is conducted with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on several factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is used for tissue and fat reduction to reduce the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these factors will be addressed with our team. The topic of scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is common to occur. However, advanced methods have led to a decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the difficulty of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the surrounding skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.

What Results Can I Expect from Breast Reduction?

Once surgery has been completed, you will be observed closely in our private recovery area and then sent home to heal. A small, tube-like draining device is usually placed near the surgical site to help control bleeding and swelling. Utilizing Dr. Schwartz's Rapid Recuperation technique, most clients are out to dinner 24 hours after surgery, taking only Ibuprofen or Tylenol if needed. A compression bra will be worn for several days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will fade away. The vast majority of our patients say they feel lighter, relieved, and more confident. Following surgical breast reduction, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel enthusiastic about your new contour. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy body weight so the results are not affected in a negative way.

Breast Reduction FAQ

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Schwartz in your consultation. When he has developed your treatment plan, it is easier to estimate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Breast reduction surgery usually leads to a significant improvement in a patient's life, so our team will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment affordable. We can also help you talk to your health insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance might cover part of the cost of your surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, tell Dr. Schwartz so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your specific policy may cover the surgery and what they need. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements like your weight, height, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.

Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a central position on the breast during the surgery. If a large amount of breast tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola are may be cut out and moved. Dr. Schwartz will select a technique like the anchor incision — so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. All of these options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Schwartz helps you choose the best plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. Although some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, other women cannot. It is difficult to know whether your surgery will interfere with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Schwartz suggests that patients be finished with breastfeeding before having breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
After breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's better to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.

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Our team has helped so many women reclaim their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with cosmetic breast reduction. During the consultation at Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz MD FACS, we will discuss all of the steps necessary to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a custom treatment plan that fits your needs. There's no reason to continue living with the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. We invite you to call our practice in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction procedure from Dr. Schwartz.

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