Breast reduction surgery at the Los Angeles area's Cassileth Plastic Surgery is a great option for women with larger breasts who want to downsize and have smaller, perkier, lifted breasts. This breast surgery, also known as "reduction mammoplasty," is popular because the benefits extend far beyond improved physical appearance and feelings of self worth. Other benefits include improved clothing fit and comfort, a reduction in back and shoulder pain, and improvement in sleep.
Breast reduction surgery can give you breasts in proper proportion to your body shape, and can give women symmetrical breasts for those who have breasts of different sizes.
When we perform a breast reduction, we always perform a breast lift. The lift repositions the breast so that it's higher and more appropriate for its new smaller size. After the excess tissue is removed, we then remove the extra skin along the border of the breast and under the nipple to put the nipple into a higher position. This creates a pretty, high, perky breast.
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With in depth gratitude I write this review. I would give them ten stars or 100 stars if I could! We went here for a breast reduction for my teenaged daughter, which actually was pre-approved by our insurance as a medical necessity. Dr. Killeen was absolutely exceptional in her treatment and the results were beautiful.
Regain your confidence with breast reduction surgery, be able to feel comfortable in your own skin, and enjoy your clothing fitting better.
Patients with large, heavy breasts may experience a variety of health issues caused by excessive weight, including back pain, neck pain, and breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery alleviates these issues and restores comfort.
Reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer to improve the breasts' overall appearance.
Breast reduction surgery is the removal of breast tissue to create a smaller, perkier and more youthful breast. Asymmetry is also corrected.
The Cassileth Plastic Surgery team performs breast reduction through a "lollipop" incision, which runs around the areola and straight down. This is the smallest incision possible for this procedure.
Some surgeons rely on the breast skin to support the breast, but over time, the skin stretches, causing the breast to sag. Our surgeons create an internal bra to support the breast instead of relying on the breast skin.
All breast reductions include a lift to reposition the breast higher on the chest and maintain the new shape and size.
You may want to consider reduction surgery if your breasts are creating medical problems (such as shoulder, back, or neck pain), your posture is being affected, your ability to exercise is limited by the weight of your breasts, you develop rashes and/or infections on the trapped skin under your over-sized breasts, you are unable to participate in certain activities or sports because of your breast size, you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts, you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 35, or you want to go down two cup sizes or more.
It is best to have a BMI of 30 or under, but we often accept patients up to BMI 35 as long as they are otherwise healthy, for breast reduction surgery. A healthier BMI will decrease the risks of complications such as wound infection, pneumonia, and clots. It will also maximize your chances of a good result. Body Mass Index measures weight relative to height, and the ideal BMI is between 19 and 24.9.
Having a breast reduction does not increase the chance that someone would be unable to breast feed: 50% of all women cannot breast feed, and 50% of women who have had breast reduction cannot breast feed. To help increase the chances that women can breast feed after reduction, we do reductions in a slightly different way in women who plan to breast feed, as we remove a wedge of tissue so that all tissue left behind should communicate with the nipple, like spokes on a wheel.
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