Breast Reduction Surgery
Not all breast plastic surgeries are performed to enlarge or reshape the breasts. Many women, and men, are looking to reduce the size of their breasts for a variety of reasons. Breast reduction surgery requires adherence to aesthetic concerns, the same as breast augmentations or breast reconstruction, as well as addressing medical issues. Dr. John Anastasatos is a top breast plastic surgeon who has decades of experience in reshaping the breasts and chest area. Breast reduction surgery is offered by Dr. Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
Types of Breast Reductions
Both men and women can suffer from larger breasts than they prefer. In men, it can be due to larger breasts as they gain weight or age. Some men suffer from gynecomastia, a hormonal condition where the breast tissue becomes swollen. Women are more commonly impacted by large breasts that can cause medical or cosmetic issues that affect their health and appearance. Dr. Anastasatos offers general breast reduction surgery, plus the following types of breast reduction options:
All breast reduction surgeries are performed with the same considerations as breast enhancements or augmentations. Scars can be discreetly hidden, and close attention is paid to achieving symmetry and the desired results of the patient. Dr. Anastasatos uses advanced techniques in performing his breast reduction surgeries, including the short scar breast reduction and breast reduction with liposuction.
Reasons for Female Breast Reduction
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight. Issues can range from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders from the strain of containing larger breasts. These medical issues are a common reason some women seek breast reduction surgery.
There are also emotional and practical reasons for wanting smaller breasts. Unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious or make it difficult to find clothes that fit correctly. Reducing the breast size can help achieve balance in the body, as well as relieve any medical concerns.
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort. Aesthetics and emotional reasons can contribute to the reason women seek surgery to change their breasts
Undergoing Reduction Mammaplasty
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for women who have medical, health or aesthetic concerns about their larger breasts. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed. However, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast feed in the future. It may be best to wait until after child-bearing for surgical reduction.
Are you unhappy with the medical or health effects of having large breasts or want a mammaplasty for cosmetic reasons? Dr. John Anastasatos is a top plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic breast surgery, including breast reductions. To learn more about this procedure, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss if breast reduction surgery is right for you.