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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at decreasing the size of the breasts for a more proportionate appearance. A breast reduction in Santa Monica with Dr. Shafa can also alter the shape and projection of the breasts, along with adjusting the positioning of the areolas. Customized to individual needs, this procedure reshapes breast tissues to achieve a rounded, pert, and natural look, enhancing overall figure harmony.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Many women in Santa Monica, much like those around the country, often feel self-conscious about oversized breasts. Opting for breast reduction can be transformative, offering numerous personal and aesthetic advantages:

  • Reduction in breast size
  • Improved figure balance
  • Enhanced posture
  • Alleviation of back and neck pain
  • Ability to fit into standard clothing sizes
  • Restoration of body image confidence
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Why Get a Breast Reduction Surgery?

Having large, heavy breasts can lead to various issues, such as:

  • Back and neck discomfort
  • Postural problems
  • Skin rashes
  • General discomfort
  • Difficulty finding properly fitting bras or clothing
  • Hindered ability to exercise or participate in sports
  • Imbalanced appearance

How is a Breast Reduction Performed?

Every breast reduction in Santa Monica is uniquely tailored to the patient's needs. Conducted under general anesthesia, reduction mammoplasty involves the removal of excess breast tissue by Dr. Brian Shafa. This process reshapes the breasts and may involve adjustments to the areolas, resulting in a perkier and more desirable breast shape and size. Following the surgery, a compression garment is applied to reduce swelling and facilitate the settling of tissues into their newly enhanced form. Typically lasting about three hours, the surgery is personalized to each patient's anatomy.

What is Recovery From a Breast Reduction Like?

Patients can recover from breast reduction surgery at home in Santa Monica. Discomfort in the days following the procedure can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Wearing a compression garment initially, followed by a supportive sports bra, is essential for proper healing. Patients are advised to take approximately one week off from work or other commitments, with activity restrictions in place for about six weeks. Vigorous exercise or strenuous activities should be avoided until the incisions have fully healed.

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

Understanding that each patient is unique, Dr. Brian Shafa offers a fully personalized approach to reduction mammoplasty. With a focus on achieving individual beauty and balance goals, Dr. Shafa's dedication to his patients goes beyond surgical excellence, ensuring a comprehensive and tailored experience for each individual undergoing breast reduction in Santa Monica.

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