Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is a Breast Reduction?

Excessively large and unbalanced breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and embarrassment, as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall has helped countless women rebuild their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. It also reduces the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they look natural with the new size. To learn more about improving your quality of life through breast reduction surgery, contact Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

How Breast Reduction Is Performed

Prior to your surgery, it's important to be at a healthy weight. Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient procedure and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Marshall uses advanced surgical techniques that help to lessen the visibility of scarring. Depending on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted T or a vertical incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled and lifted. After surgery, patients will be monitored closely and then sent home to begin the healing process. A medical sports bra will be put in place for several days that will improve blood flow to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will settle into their new position. Remember, it is important to maintain a healthy weight so the outcomes stay in place.

Breast Reduction FAQ

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be reviewed with Dr. Marshall in your consultation. When he has created your personal treatment plan, it is easier to estimate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Breast reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in a patient's life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment affordable. We will also help you work with your health insurance company to see if they will cover some of your expenses.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance may pay part of the cost of breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, talk to Dr. Marshall so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should contact your insurance company to find out if your policy may pay for the surgery and the information they need to approve it. Your insurance might need measurements like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position on the breast during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of breast tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola complex may be cut out and moved. Dr. Marshall will choose an incision technique so the nipple and areola can be moved higher. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Marshall helps you decide on the best treatment plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women can still breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It's difficult to predict whether your breast reduction will cause you problems with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Marshall suggests that patients be finished with having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it is helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. In your consultation, Dr. Marshall will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you should do after to help make sure your results last.

A Smaller Breast Size

There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, we have helped many women reclaim their health and quality of life with breast reduction surgery. During your consultation visit, Dr. Marshall will review your options for breast surgery and design a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. Book an appointment by contacting our office in Beverly Hills, CA.

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