Dr. Calvert offers breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles, CA. Breast reduction surgery procedure reduces the size of large breasts. Dr. Calvert is a board certified plastic surgeon in California and wants to help you get the procedure you need to feel and look your best. A breast reduction can significantly improve quality of life and help with back and shoulder issues.
What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts by removing excess fat, tissue and skin to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer.
You may want a breast reduction if you:
- Suffer from back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
- Experience sagging breasts
- Have a disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts
- Are restricted in physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
- Suffer from painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts
Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that is shaped similar to an anchor. This technique involves one incision that encircles the areola, another vertical incision from the areola down to the fold along the bottom of the breast, and finally a horizontal incision along the fold. Dr. Calvert then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. The nipple and areola are then repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size or used to target the area just to the side of each breasts to provide an improved contour.
Before you decide to have breast reduction surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Calvert. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling 310.777.8800 to discuss your breast reduction surgery options.