WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION?
As women age, one common cause of both diminished confidence and constant pain and discomfort is large, sagging breasts. A reduction mammoplasty (or breast reduction) is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat, tissue and skin, thereby reducing the weight in the breast area and diminishing any back, neck and shoulder pain.
This common but incredibly delicate procedure that must be performed by an experienced, certified plastic surgeon who will not only reduce the breast size but also lift, shape, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery typically has no long-term impact on nipple sensitivity or the ability to breastfeed. For most patients, rearranging the natural breast tissue does not require the use of implants or fat grafting; however, this is often determined during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills and his skilled team of West Hollywood plastic surgeons.
WHAT IS OUR APPROACH TO BREAST REDUCTION?
There is so much more to breast reduction surgery than simply reducing the volume of the breasts. Our plastic surgeon lets patients know that breast reduction is not a “one size fits all” type of surgery. The techniques must be customized and applied specifically to each patient, and every patient has a different idea of what final size and appearance would make them happiest. He applies the same eye for detail and beauty to his breast reduction patients that he does for all of his aesthetic surgery patients.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY RESULTS?
Breast reduction patients tend to be ecstatic not only with their enhanced appearance and their improved physical wellbeing. After they have healed, our patients can wear trendy bras with thin straps, well fitted clothes, and they feel more comfortable performing exercises such as running.
Many women who visit our office for breast reduction describe this procedure as the lifting of a huge burden – literally! It’s one of the most fulfilling procedures to perform, because it not only creates a more proportional, uplifted and youthful breast, it also grants relief from the back, neck, and shoulder pain, bra strap grooving, skin irritation, and other physical complications that come with large, heavy breasts.