Women with very large breasts may suffer from symptoms of upper back or neck pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, rashes underneath the breasts, and breathing difficulties. In addition to the physical symptoms, very large breasts can cause women to be self-conscious, have difficulty wearing clothing, or be less physically active.
Breast reduction surgery in Los Angeles is a two to four hour procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue, while at the same time raises the nipple to an aesthetically pleasing height. The incisions used in breast reduction surgery depend on how much breast tissue needs to be removed, how low the nipples are, and how much excess skin you have. The most common breast reduction incision is an “Inverted- T” incision. This is an incision that goes around the areola, straight down to the breast fold and horizontally along the breast fold. Another breast reduction incision is a vertical, or “lollipop” incision which goes around the areola and straight down to the breast fold.
Scarless breast reduction is a technique for women who need only a modest breast reduction or do not have significant droopiness or ptosis of their nipples. This technique is accomplished with ultrasound vaser liposuction through two small incisions that are hidden in the breast folds. The recovery is faster with minimal scarring breast reduction surgery and although it reduces the size of the breasts, it does not usually lift the nipples to a higher position.
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Breast reduction surgery is done on an outpatient basis. For larger breast reductions, patients will have drains in place for several days. You will wear a surgical bra for the first several weeks after your breast reduction surgery. You will be able to do light exercise two weeks after surgery and full exercise four weeks after surgery.
The relief in symptoms is almost immediate and from a patient satisfaction standpoint breast reduction surgery is unmatched. Although the scars fade with time, they do not disappear, but are very well hidden in clothing and bathing suits.