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Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Neavin is a Top Rated Breast Reduction Surgeon in Los Angeles

What Is Breast Reduction?

In general, mammary hyperplasia, or large breasts, are a hereditary condition that has its onset in adolescence and fully matures in the patient’s early 20s. Large breasts may be aesthetically displeasing, as well as functionally limiting, sometimes accounting for significant neck and shoulder pain, under-breast inflammatory changes and economic strain in specialized undergarment support wear. Cosmetic breast concerns are purely for the aesthetic appearance, proportion of the breast which may be excessively large for the patient’s figure, shape and form, but are not generally symptomatic.

There are several different breast reduction techniques, the most common being an approach that requires the incision around the areola and vertical incision extending under the breast. This lollipop incision, or short scar breast reduction, minimizes unattractive scars that can sometimes occur in more extensive breast reduction surgery. Very large breasts do require formal, under the breast scar as well and more tissue must be removed to provide more enhanced proportion for larger breasted patients.

Am I A Good Candidate?

If your breasts are very large in proportion to your body frame, or they are different in size, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. This procedure also benefits those who are experiencing shoulder and back pain due to the large size and weight of their breasts. It can also help those who have skin irritation underneath large breasts. Excessively large and disproportionate breasts can cause self-consciousness and discomfort, and these are situations when a breast reduction is a good idea. This is a procedure that can be performed at any age. However, most plastic surgeons prefer that you wait until your breasts have fully developed. If you plan on having children and breastfeeding, you should discuss this with your doctor, as those activities can impact the size and shape of your breasts. Your doctor will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast reduction by examining and speaking with you about the size and shape of your breasts and what you wish for them to look like. This way, Dr. Neavin can properly evaluate your expectations and make sure that they are reasonable for the procedure.