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What is Breast Reduction? 

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts to create a more proportional aesthetic. A breast reduction in Beverly Hills may also change the shape and projection of the breasts and the placement of the areolas. This custom procedure will reshape the breast tissues to a rounded, pert, natural look, creating a harmonious balance to your figure. 

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Breast Reduction FAQ

Will I have scarring after my breast reduction?

Breast reduction scars can be well hidden within the darker colors of the areola and within the inframammary creases. Scarring will slowly fade over time. Reviewing Dr. Shafa’s before and after photographs is an excellent way to get familiar with his techniques and results. After surgery, the doctor can provide you with non-surgical options for improving the appearance of scars, including state-of-the-art medical grade skincare products.

What other procedures are well combined with a breast reduction?

Breast lift surgery is often paired with a breast lift to achieve more comprehensive results in the chest appearance. While breast reduction surgery can address the oversized quality of the breasts and their elongated shape, it cannot lift or elevate the breast mounds, so here a breast lift can step in to bridge this gap in aesthetics.

How many cup sizes should I go down?

Breast reduction will reduce your cup size by one or two sizes or can be reduced even more. The idea is to create the ideal balance for your figure. You may want to retain a nice quantity of breast tissue, but reduce overall size, lift your breasts, and reduce the size and location of stretched nipples that point downwards.

Should I lose weight before breast reduction surgery?

If you are in the process of losing weight, it is advised that you wait until you have reached your target weight before undergoing breast reduction surgery. You should be in the range of 15 to 20 pounds of your ideal weight before your surgery. Once you have undergone surgery, it is often much easier to maintain a healthy weight, as it is easier to exercise and engage in sports, biking, jogging, and other physical activities.

What should I look for in a breast reduction surgeon?

One of the early steps in selecting the right surgery for you is to read patient testimonials and review the surgeon’s before and after photographs. This will acquaint you with the doctor’s abilities as well as their personality. Secondly, you should thoroughly investigate the surgeon’s credentials. Do they have experience performing breast surgery? Or has their career been more focused on facial procedures?

Lastly it’s important to meet with your breast reduction surgeon in person and find out if working together is a good fit. You can ask questions about the risks and benefits of your surgery; your recovery; and what you can expect from your final results. In this way, reputation, training, expertise and personality all combine to help you choose the perfect surgeon for your unique goals, concerns and aesthetic sensibilities.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction? 

Many women who seek a breast reduction in Beverly Hills feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. Breast reduction can be life-changing for women with an excess of breast tissue and provides many personal and aesthetic benefits: 

  • Reduced breast size
  • Balanced figure
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced back and neck pain
  • The ability to wear standard clothing sizes
  • Restored confidence in your body image
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Why Get a Breast Reduction Surgery? 

Large, heavy breasts can lead to several problems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Posture issues
  • Rashes
  • General discomfort
  • Inability to wear regular-sized bras or clothing 
  • It inhibits your ability to exercise or engage in sports
  • Your figure looks unbalanced
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How is a Breast Reduction Performed? 

Each breast reduction in Beverly Hills is tailored to the individual. Reduction mammoplasty is performed while you are under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Shafa will remove excess breast tissue, reshaping your breasts and areolas, if necessary, creating breasts with a perkier, more desirable shape and size. Once your procedure is complete, a compression garment will be applied to reduce swelling and encourage the tissues to settle into the newly enhanced shape. Breast reduction surgery typically requires about three hours to perform. 

What is Recovery From a Breast Reduction Like? 

Breast reduction surgery is performed outpatient, allowing you to recover in the comfort of your home. You can expect some discomfort in the days following your procedure, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Shafa. You will be asked to wear a compression garment following your surgery, followed by a sports bra with additional support, and allow your breasts to heal properly. You should plan to take approximately one week off work or other obligations. Your activities will be restricted for about six weeks, with no vigorous exercise or activities until your incisions have healed.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Brian Shafa for My Breast Reduction Surgery?

Dr. Brian Shafa understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to reduction mammoplasty. Each patient presents a unique physical condition. Dr. Shafa employs a fully customized approach to performing breast reduction surgery and focuses on achieving your personal vision of beauty and balance. Dr. Shafa has an unmatched dedication to his patients and provides far more than excellent surgical techniques.

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