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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, medically known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and volume of the breasts. Dr. Fahradyan offers this surgery to women who wish to reduce the size of their breasts because of aesthetic concerns, physical discomfort, or other associated symptoms of large breasts.

Restore Optimal
Breast Proportions
& Balance

Breast reduction is a surgical intervention to address the physical and emotional challenges associated with disproportionately large breasts. This procedure aims to restore optimal breast proportions and balance, relieving individuals of symptoms like chronic pain, neck and shoulder discomfort, posture issues, and skin irritation. By removing excess breast tissue and reshaping the breasts, Dr. Fahradyan can elevate your body contours and improve overall well-being.

Breast Reduction Corrects:

  • Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain due to heavy breasts
  • Skin irritation and rashes beneath the creases of the breasts
  • Posture problems because of the weight of the breasts
  • Difficulty finding well-fitting clothing
  • Emotional distress related to breast size
  • Limited physical activity due to breast size
  • Disproportionate body proportions

How Breast Reduction Works

Breast reduction surgery effectively reduces the size and volume of the breasts. Dr. Fahradyan initiates the process by administering local or general anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable. Once you are under anesthesia, he makes carefully planned incisions on the breasts. These incisions are made in a manner that allows for the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin while preserving essential structures like blood vessels, nerves, and milk ducts.

After the excess tissue is removed, Dr. Fahradyan reshapes the remaining breast tissue to achieve a more proportionate and balanced appearance. Additionally, your nipple and areola may be repositioned to align with the new breast contours. Finally, the incisions are closed using sutures, and often, drains are inserted temporarily to aid in the removal of excess fluids. The result is smaller, lifted, and more symmetrical breasts that relieve physical discomfort and enhance overall quality of life.

Breast Reduction Preparation Guidelines:

  • Consult with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss your goals and medical history.
  • Undergo a thorough physical examination, including breast measurements.
  • Provide a detailed medical history, including any medications or allergies.
  • Discontinue certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Complete any required preoperative tests, such as mammograms or blood work.
  • Follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding smoking cessation.
  • Abstain from alcohol for a specified period before surgery.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Plan for post-surgery assistance and support during the initial recovery period.
  • Stock up on pain medications, comfortable clothing, and post-surgical bras.

Breast Reduction Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep surgical dressings clean and dry, as instructed by your surgeon.
  • Take prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as directed.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
  • Wear compression garments or surgical bras as recommended to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for the specified recovery period.
  • Sleep with your upper body elevated to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Maintain good hygiene and gently cleanse incisions without scrubbing.
  • Monitor the incisions for signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or discharge.
  • Limit sun exposure to incisions and use sunscreen if necessary.

Breast Reduction FAQs

What is the recovery process like after breast reduction surgery?

Recovery varies among individuals but typically involves a few weeks of limited physical activity, wearing compression garments or surgical bras, and taking prescribed pain medications as needed. Please follow Dr. Fahradyan’s aftercare instructions diligently, attend follow-up appointments, and monitor the incisions for signs of infection.

Will there be noticeable scarring after breast reduction surgery?

Scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure. However, Dr. Fahradyan aims to minimize scarring by placing incisions strategically along the natural crease of the breast or around the areola. Over time, scars tend to fade and become less noticeable, especially if you follow the surgeon’s aftercare guidelines.

Are there any risks or complications associated with breast reduction surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, breast reduction carries certain risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. Rare complications may include asymmetry, delayed wound healing, or issues with breastfeeding in the future. Please discuss the potential risks and complications with your surgeon during the consultation.

Can breast reduction surgery affect breastfeeding?

Breast reduction surgery may impact the ability to breastfeed, as some milk ducts and glands may be removed or altered during the procedure. However, some women can still breastfeed successfully after surgery, while others may experience reduced milk supply. Please discuss your breastfeeding goals and concerns with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure — he will curate the surgical plan accordingly.

Why Choose
Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. His commitment to understanding each patient’s needs, desires, and concerns allows him to create tailored treatment plans. If you’re considering breast reduction or any other cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan today. Your journey to a more confident you starts now.

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