Posted: March 17, 2020
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces the size and weight of a woman’s breasts. It is used to remove excess breast tissue, skin, and fat, while typically elevating the position of the nipple and areola. Breast reduction can achieve a more proportional and comfortable breast size and alleviate the burdens associated with excessively large breasts, a condition known as macromastia.
Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction
Overly large breasts can cause physical and emotional issues. You may pursue breast reduction to correct painful physical symptoms caused by the strain your heavy breasts place on your neck, shoulders, and back. The weight of excessively large breasts often results in chronic pain and postural issues.
Large breasts can make it uncomfortable to perform certain physical activities, including exercise. You may also experience skin irritation beneath your breasts, as well as painful grooves in your shoulders created by bra straps. By relieving these physical symptoms, breast reduction can potentially improve your quality of life.
The emotional discomfort caused by large breasts can be as problematic as the physical discomfort. Women with macromastia often feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. Even shopping for clothing can be challenging and frustrating when you have large breasts.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, breast reduction surgery is a potential solution. For many women, the physical, cosmetic, and emotional benefits of this procedure are life-changing.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery may be right for you if you want to achieve a smaller, more proportional breast size. Ideal candidates live a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, and are not extremely overweight
During your initial consultation, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will discuss your medical history and perform a physical examination. He will spend time educating you regarding the procedure and answering any questions you may have.
Schedule Your Beverly Hills Breast Reduction Consultation
Schedule a caring and individualized consultation with Dr. Orringer, today, by calling 310-273-1663. We proudly welcome patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Newport Beach, Northern California, as well as nationally and internationally.