Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Overview

Overlarged breast glands can cause women to have both physical and emotional discomfort. The excess weight of pendulous breast tissue can impair a woman’s ability to lead a normal and active lifestyle. Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is proportionate with your body and reshapes the remainder of the breast.

The ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is a woman whose breast size:

  • Limits physical activity
  • Causes chronic pain in the back and shoulders
  • Contributes to poor posture with shoulder slouching “kyphosis”
  • Causes issues with healthy body image

Before & After Images

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

There are various surgical techniques that are utilized for breast reduction. Such techniques include: inverted T-shaped scar with central mound reduction, the inferior pedicle technique with a similarly shaped scar, and the more modern short vertical “lollipop” scar technique. The particular suitable surgical procedure Dr. Chahin may offer you will depend on your breast shape, size, and age. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you the method of treatment he suggests to aid in achieving optimal results.

FAQ – Breast Reduction

Women with breasts that are too large for their frame usually go with this procedure to improve body proportions. A popular misconception is that only women with very large breasts are good candidates for a breast reduction.

Yes, there are different lifting techniques and scar patterns for different sizes and shapes of breasts.

The recovery period ranges, but generally will last from 2-3 weeks.

A breast reduction should not be performed until your breasts have had the time to return to what is considered a stable size. This is usually a minimum of three months post baby or three months post breastfeeding.

Some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, it depends on the type of reduction. Although there is a risk that this will not be possible. In general, about 33% of women will be able to following surgery, 33% will have to supplement as their milk supply will be decreased, and 33% of women are unable to breastfeed following surgery.

In many cases, if medical necessity can be demonstrated, insurance companies will cover it. Without insurance a breast reduction price is dependent on the individual’s needs. Axillary lateral chestwall liposuction is not generally a covered benefit and often times is a desirable addition to help optimize your outcome. You can call our office at 310-274-2765 to book a consultation and we can give you your anticipated cost following your consultation and physical exam.