Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in Los Angeles, CA

Women with large, pendulous breasts may experience discomfort, back pain, neck strain, and other problems from the heavy weight and low center of gravity of their breasts. In addition, it’s normal to feel self-conscious about breasts that are out of proportion with your body size and shape. We are pleased to offer breast reduction surgery (also known as reduction mammoplasty) in Los Angeles to help women overcome the discomfort and embarrassment associated with oversized, heavy breasts.The purpose of breast reduction surgery is to give a woman smaller, attractively shaped breasts that complement the figure. Breasts that are smaller and higher on the chest tend to reduce neck and back strain caused by low, heavy breasts. Dr. Bresnick is a top breast surgeon and has helped thousands of women look better and feel more confident with their breast appearance. The breast reduction procedures that Dr. Bresnick performs make breast shape dramatically better and are a form of cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. These cosmetic reductions are performed with a cosmetic lift and liposuction of the outer chest in the majority of cases.  These procedures are not covered by medical insurance and do not meet the criteria of insurance companies as they are cosmetic in nature.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

During the breast reduction procedure, excess breast tissue is removed, the remaining tissue is reshaped, the breast skin is tightened, and the nipple and areola are lifted and reduced, if necessary. In most cases, this surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Nipple sensitivity and the ability to breastfeed are typically maintained with the breast reduction techniques that Dr. Bresnick uses.

The incisions for breast reduction in most cases require a line around the areola, a vertical line between the areola and breast crease, and a line in the breast crease. For the vast majority of patients, these incision lines fade nicely with time.

We customize each reduction mammoplasty to the patient’s unique needs. We’ll talk with you about your desired breast size and shape to ensure that we create a new look you’ll love.

Why Breast Reduction?

Large breasts are heavy. In a moderate breast reduction, Dr. Bresnick may remove a pound of tissue or more per breast. This may not sound like a lot of weight, but when you’re carrying it around every minute of every day, it can really take a toll on your body. Breast reduction surgery helps alleviate the physical strain caused by heavy breasts.

The physical benefits of reduction mammoplasty include:

  • Reduction in back and neck pain
  • Improved posture
  • No more painful indentations from bra straps on the shoulders
  • Fewer headaches and migraines
  • Alleviation of skin irritation and rashes under the breasts and on the abdomen
  • Better breast symmetry
  • Easier to maintain weight through exercise

Breast reduction also improves quality of life. Patients experience emotional and lifestyle benefits that include:

  • Improved clothing fit and selection
  • Increased confidence
  • Less embarrassment over breast appearance
  • Easier to exercise

These benefits vary from patient to patient. We can give you a better idea of the positive changes you may experience after your reduction mammoplasty consultation with Dr. Bresnick.

Recovery After Reduction Mammoplasty

We’ll perform your breast reduction procedure at the Encino Surgicenter, which is right next door to our office. Most women return home later that day to recover. We recommend that a trusted adult to drive you home and to remain with you for the first day.

We want you to be comfortable throughout the recovery process and use a variety of techniques including long-lasting anesthetic and medication to reduce any discomfort. Most patients find the procedure to be easier than they expected with rest and the good care which is provided.

We see out patients often during the recovery process. For the first week, you should plan to have a friend, family member, or a transport service bring you to appointments. After that, you can drive yourself to your appointments. For patients who have a desk-type job, you should be able to return to work in 7-10 days.   Patients with strenuous jobs may need several weeks off from work. It is generally safe to resume exercise in 4-6 weeks.

Breast Reduction FAQs

  • Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

    You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you have large, heavy breasts. Ideal patients are in good health and do not smoke.

  • Is Breast Reduction Surgery Painful?

    Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible during the surgery and recovery process. We use a variety of techniques and pain reduction methods to make the procedure more comfortable. We’ll discuss your options for pain control prior to surgery. Our reduction mammoplasty patients often find that the procedure makes daily life less painful once they’ve recovered, and they report experiencing less back/neck pain. 

  • How Much Smaller Will My Breasts Be After Reduction Mammoplasty?

    We’ll work with you to determine your ideal breast size. Our goal is to create breasts that are more comfortable and better in proportion to your body. Reduction mammoplasty can significantly reduce breast size.

  • Why Should I Choose Dr. Bresnick as My Breast Reduction Surgeon?

    As one of the top breast surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. Bresnick offers his patients outstanding results. He is board certified with more than 25 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Bresnick’s friendly demeanor and welcoming staff set our practice apart from the rest.

  • How Much Scarring Can I Expect After Reduction Mammoplasty?

    To effectively reduce the size of the breasts, Dr. Bresnick will need to make several incisions. At first these incisions will be dark and red, but in time they will fade. Patients report significant improvement in the appearance of their scarring over the first year. The amount of scarring you’ll experience depends on how your body heals. Most patients are very happy with their final breast appearance after reduction mammoplasty.

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you have large, heavy breasts. Ideal patients are in good health and do not smoke.

Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible during the surgery and recovery process. We use a variety of techniques and pain reduction methods to make the procedure more comfortable. We’ll discuss your options for pain control prior to surgery. Our reduction mammoplasty patients often find that the procedure makes daily life less painful once they’ve recovered, and they report experiencing less back/neck pain. 

We’ll work with you to determine your ideal breast size. Our goal is to create breasts that are more comfortable and better in proportion to your body. Reduction mammoplasty can significantly reduce breast size.

As one of the top breast surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. Bresnick offers his patients outstanding results. He is board certified with more than 25 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Bresnick’s friendly demeanor and welcoming staff set our practice apart from the rest.

To effectively reduce the size of the breasts, Dr. Bresnick will need to make several incisions. At first these incisions will be dark and red, but in time they will fade. Patients report significant improvement in the appearance of their scarring over the first year. The amount of scarring you’ll experience depends on how your body heals. Most patients are very happy with their final breast appearance after reduction mammoplasty.

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, take the next step by scheduling an in-person consultation with Dr. Bresnick. Call us at (818) 981-3333 to get started.

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