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What is Breast Reduction?

If you are unhappy due to heavy, oversized breasts, Dr. Sadrian can help with his breast reduction surgery in San Diego. Many women come to us because they can no longer deal with the weight, discomfort, and unwanted attention that come along with an excess of breast tissue. They are dreaming of the time when they can wear standard clothing sizes, bra sizes, and engage in physical activities without worrying about the problem of large breasts.

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What are the benefits of breast reduction?

Regardless of the technique chosen to perform your procedure, you will experience tremendous relief after surgery. Clothes and bras will fit better, pain and discomfort are reduced, and stamina and energy are increased. The chafing and irritation caused by bra straps will no longer be a source of frustration. You will feel more confident in your appearance and experience an increase in overall quality of life. Sports and outdoor activities may seem more appealing, while tasks such as childcare will be easier to perform. The surgery has long-lasting results and can be combined with a mommy makeover or breast lift procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Sadrian for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Dr. Sadrian is a board-certified plastic surgeon, respected as a leader in plastic surgery, who has established a private surgery center in La Jolla. Our surgery center is fully accredited and was built around providing a positive patient experience. We want your journey to a more beautiful body to be as pleasant as possible.

Dr. Sadrian has surgical skills beyond the ordinary – he is known for achieving remarkably beautiful results in a range of surgeries, including some of the best results in breast reduction. His artistry, delicate approach, and the great care with which every procedure is performed has led to a reputation for achieving exceptional results.

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What is the cost of breast reduction?

A breast reduction procedure cost between $13,000 and $15,500, although the price may vary based on your unique anatomy, the operating time required, which surgical technique is employed to achieve breast reduction, and other factors. This cost does include all fees associated with your breast reduction procedure.

We provide financing with PatientFi, CareCredit, or Alphaeon to help you realize your aesthetic goals.

Should I get Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you struggle with any of the following issues, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery:

  • Overlarge, droopy breasts
  • You suffer from back or neck pain due to the weight of your breasts.
  • You experience rashes or discomfort due to the size of your breasts.
  • Standard clothing sizes do not fit your body.
  • You experience unwanted attention due to breast size.
  • Your breasts are so heavy that you must wear special bra sizes and suffer from grooves on your shoulders from the bra straps.
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What is a Breast Reduction Surgery Like?

Your breast reduction surgery will be customized to match what needs to be done to create smaller, round, firm breasts that suit your figure. You may require alterations to nipple/areola size or location as part of the procedure. The incisions are placed around the areolas and down the lower portion of your breasts. The excess fat and glandular tissue will be removed, the remaining tissue reshaped, the nipple placed on the front of your breasts with the underlying structure intact, and the sutures closed.

During surgery, you will be under anesthesia and will not experience any discomfort. Almost all women who have overlarge breasts, find that the surgery is well worth going through, and they will be free from the trouble their breasts have caused them, personally, physically, and emotionally.

What techniques are used for breast reduction?

In recent years, surgeons have discovered several newer and more innovative approaches to traditional breast reduction. Dr. Sadrian is up-to-date on the latest advances in technology and technique and will select the most appropriate method for your procedure after a detailed consultation and physical evaluation. In all cases, he seeks to minimize scarring with well-concealed incisions and promote natural-looking outcomes and a smooth recovery process.

He will choose among the following:

Circumareolar breast reduction — Here, Dr. Sadrian will create an incision shaped like a doughnut around the areola. This is ideal for those requiring only minimal excision of tissue, skin, and fat.

Circumvertical breast reduction — This approach, also called a “Lollipop” reduction, involves an incision that encircles the areola and runs vertically down to the breast crease. It is ideal for women with a moderate amount of breast tissue excess.

Anchor breast reduction — This surgery is typically reserved for women with a significant amount of breast skin, tissue, and fat to be excised. The incision stretches around the nipple, down the breast to the inframammary fold, and then horizontally along the breast crease, creating the appearance of an anchor or upside-down “T”.

Liposuction breast reduction — In rare cases, it may be possible for Dr. Sadrian to remove excess breast tissue using liposuction alone, affording the client minimal scarring and reduced downtime.

Factors that will affect Dr. Sadrian’s choice of technique include:

  • Breast size and shape
  • Degree of breast ptosis
  • Degree of breast asymmetry
  • Nipple projection
  • Areola surface area
  • Skin elasticity
  • Bodily proportions
  • Individual goals, wishes, and preferences

Your Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery: What to Expect?

You will need to make plans for your recovery following your breast reduction in San Diego. Upon awakening from surgery your breasts will be protected by a surgical bra to hold them firmly in place during healing. Plan on taking at least one week off work to rest and recover. We will see you several times after your procedure to ensure all is proceeding as it should.

It is normal to experience some pain, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with ice packs and pain medication. You will be limited in your physical activities for about one month – no vigorous exercise or motions. It is critical that there is no stress on the incisions, so they heal properly.

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Imagine having beautiful, normal-sized breasts and being able to wear clothing that fits you right – our patients report that the quality of life has greatly improved once your breast reduction surgery is complete. Find out more by connecting with Sadrian Plastic Surgery in La Jolla – where we focus on creating beautiful, natural-looking results.

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