Breast Reduction in San Diego, CA

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what is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Oversized breasts can create social and functional challenges for women. Furthermore, overly large and unbalanced breasts can lead to self-image issues and insecurity, as well as pain in both the neck and back. To help countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle once more, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson offers breast reduction surgery at his San Diego, CA practice. This cosmetic surgery at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and moves them so they look natural with your new breasts. In most situations, a breast lift technique can be employed to provide a more taut and youthful appearance that will endure for many years.

am i a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

If you have extremely large and heavy breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to attain the contour you desire. Breast reduction is an effective procedure for women who constantly worry or cannot live a fulfilled and active life due to the size of their breasts. If you suffer from recurring skin inflammations or irritations (as well as neck pain), breast reduction surgery can reduce these medical conditions and allow you to live comfortably. It's crucial for patients considering breast reduction to be at or near a healthy weight to ensure that they have done everything naturally possible to reduce the size of their breasts. For a deeply personal cosmetic procedure, such as breast reduction, it's important to place your trust in a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in reshaping the breasts, like Dr. Laverson.

how is breast reduction surgery performed?

Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on a variety of factors, including which incision method is used, the technique employed, and the degree of reduction. The repositioning of the nipple-areola complex will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is required for fat removal to reduce the size of the breasts. During your consultation, all of these factors will be addressed with Dr. Laverson. The potential for scarring will also be thoroughly discussed because it is likely to occur. However, Dr. Laverson's careful hand and capable skill often help to reduce the appearance of scars once you have healed fully. Depending on your starting size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the remaining skin and tissue will be tightened.

how long is recovery after breast reduction?

Once surgery has been completed, patients will be monitored closely in our private recovery area and then sent home to begin the healing process. A draining tube is usually inserted near the incision site to help control swelling and bleeding. A compression bra will be provided for a few days to improve blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will settle and the post-surgery effects will disappear. The majority of our patients at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic say they feel relieved, lighter, and more self-assured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new contour. Keep in mind that it's important to maintain a healthy body weight so your results are not negatively impacted. As long as you maintain your outcomes, your breasts will look perky and beautiful for many, many years.

breast reduction faq

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay a part of the costs for your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Laverson so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should also contact your provider to find out if your specific policy might pay for the surgery and gather the information they need. Your insurance might require measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of breast tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola may be cut out and moved. Dr. Laverson will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Laverson helps you choose the best treatment plan to meet your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Laverson suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Laverson will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do afterward to help make sure your results last.

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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Laverson has helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your consultation at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Laverson will discuss all of the steps needed to attain your aesthetic desires and create a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason for you to continue to accept the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany your large breasts. We invite you to call our office in San Diego, CA to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

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