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    Breast Reduction

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    Historically, most types of breast reduction plastic surgery procedures are prone to bottoming out and lack superior pole fullness. To address this problem, Dr. Chasan removes additional breast tissue and replaces it with silicone breast implants.

    For breast reduction patients who desire smaller breasts and also want superior fullness (rounder breasts), reductive augmentation will provide the best possible results. The reductive augmentation procedure takes approximately four hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. Most of our San Diego area reductive breast augmentation patients are up and about within three to four days after surgery.

    How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?

    Breast reduction patients in San Diego can expect the cost of their surgery to cost between $14500 – $20500 with Dr. Chasan. Due to the variability of cases, some breast reductions are priced higher depending on the level of surgical complexity.

    Breast Reduction Treatment & Technique

    A breast reduction surgery is a procedure where the volume of the breasts is minimized to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by excessively large breasts. While the procedure can reduce pain, it can also provide several emotional and aesthetic benefits. 

    Extremely large breasts or macromastia affects over one million women in the United States, according to a 2005 article from WebMD. Breasts that are too large for a woman’s body can cause many psychological, medical, and physical issues. As a result, many women opt for breast reduction. 

    What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

    A 2017 article from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports, overly large breasts can cause back, shoulder and neck pain, headaches, indentions in the shoulders from bra straps, and even shortness of breath. Moreover, women with large breasts often struggle to work out comfortably, are self-conscious of their breasts, and have trouble finding clothes that fit them while complementing their figure.

    A breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a procedure where the size of the breasts are reduced to ease the pain and inconvenience of overly large breasts. During a breast reduction, Dr. Paul E. Chasan removes glandular tissue, fat, and skin, creating smaller breasts that are more symmetrical to your body. 

    The demand for large breasts is fading as more women seek the functionality and aesthetics of smaller breasts. According to a 2017 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “breast reductions increased by 11% in 2017.” Let’s take a look at why millions of women are choosing to have breast reductions.

    They enjoy shopping more since they can find clothes that fit and accentuate their figure — no more blouses that are too tight or billow out like a tent! It’s more comfortable for them to be physically active, and they are often more confident. More importantly, they have less shoulder, neck, and back pain. 

    Can I Breastfeed After Breast Reduction Surgery?

    While it is best to have a breast reduction once you are finished having children, Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s specific techniques minimize the risks of losing feeling and blood flow to the nipples, preserving your ability to breastfeed after a reduction. 

    Dr. Chasan and Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa suggest having a reduction once you are done having children because pregnancy and breastfeeding can change the size and shape of your breasts. 

    What Is A Breast Reduction With A Lift And Nipple Reduction?

    A lift and nipple reduction are often part of breast reduction surgery, and you can even opt for breast implants to preserve the shape and perkiness of your breasts. Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s goal is to create smaller, aesthetically pleasing breasts that balance well with your natural curves and meet your goals. As such, he will reshape your breasts as necessary to meet your particular needs.

    Breast Reduction Scarring 

    Dr. Paul E. Chasan performs most breast reductions using a superior pedicle approach which minimizes scarring and reduces the chance of your breast bottoming out (drooping of the bottom part of the breast). To reduce your breasts, Dr. Paul E. Chasan makes an incision around the areola that extends down to the bottom of the breasts. The image below is a good example of the average breast reduction process.

    You will have scars, but Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s technique and years of experience produce faint and small scars that continue to fade over time. 

    Breast Reduction Recovery

    Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes only a few hours to complete between the time you receive general anesthesia to the time you are released. Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa will keep you in recovery for several hours to ensure it is safe for you to go home. Your breasts will likely be compressed, and a tube will be inserted to drain excess fluid. 

    Patients report a little discomfort and pain once the anesthesia wears off, which lasts for a few weeks after surgery and can be managed through oral pain relievers. The recovery process depends greatly on the patient and their needs, and Dr. Paul E. Chasan will discuss what you can expect specifically, during a consultation. 

    A breast reduction is a very personal decision, one that Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa supports you through. Dr. Paul E. Chasan is a board-certified plastic surgeon who would be glad to conduct a consultation with you where he’ll discuss a breast reduction in further detail.

    ADDITIONAL READING AND REFERENCES

    WebMD: Is Breast Reduction Right Right For You?

    American Society of Plastic Surgeons: New Statistics Reveal The Shape Of Plastic Surgery 

    International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Benefits of Breast Reduction 

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