Breast Reduction in San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers breast implant removal for residents of San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Breast reduction surgery is most often performed on women who have overly large breasts. These patients may suffer from numerous physical and emotional issues related to their breast size.
What Is a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)?
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure for removing excess fat and breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. Women whose breasts are too large compared to their body proportions often suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as skin chafing and wounds from their bra straps. They also tend to use poor body mechanics to compensate for the extra weight of their breasts.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of breast reduction at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $10,000. As part of your consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?
During a standard breast reduction procedure, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin is removed from the breast. If the areola-nipple complex sags significantly, it can be shifted to a higher position on the breast mound. If the areolas are enlarged or stretched-out, they can be reduced in size. Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and around, underneath the breast, to reshape it. Sutures are placed deep within the tissue to support the breasts’ new shape.
Usually, the surgical incisions are made around the edge of the areola and vertically down the front of the breast. The extent of the incision depends on the desired amount of reduction. Scarring from the incisions fades over time and can be concealed under a bra or bathing suit top. Dr. Mozaffari rarely needs to make horizontal incisions in the breast folds to achieve the desired results.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Breast Reduction?
The breasts and surrounding area are swollen, tender, and bruised. Healing can take several weeks or longer.
What Results Can I Expect from a Breast Reduction?
You will have a more manageable breast size and shape after you heal from breast reduction surgery. You may also notice that you feel more confident. You can learn more about the results in our breast reduction before and after reviews.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Each breast reduction candidate has specific concerns relating to the size and weight of her breasts. These concerns may include any of the following:
- Unhappiness with the appearance of oversized breasts
- Upper back/neck/shoulder pain
- Skin irritation under the breasts
- Reduced physical activity or limited range of motion
- Indentations on the shoulders from bra straps digging into the skin
- Emotional discomfort and self-consciousness from unwanted attention
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly
- Numbness in elbows and hands
During the consultation, Dr. Mozaffari carefully listens to the candidate’s complaints and explains how breast reduction can provide relief from physical symptoms and psychological discomfort. He asks candidates to describe their ideal breast size and any other improvements in breast appearance they would like to see. This information helps Dr. Mozaffari construct a surgical plan of treatment.
Can Breast Reduction Be Combined with a Breast Lift?
Breast reduction is combined with a breast lift to elevate the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. A breast lift gives the breasts a perkier and more youthful shape and contour.
Why Choose Dr. Mozaffari?
Having breast reduction is a very personal decision. Women with disproportionately large breasts might have anxious or depressive thoughts, and must work with a surgeon they can trust.
In his many years of practice, Dr. Mozaffari has helped countless women enjoy better body image and self-confidence with breast reduction. They are sensitive and sympathetic to all of their patients and focused on providing warm, compassionate patient care in addition to demonstrating excellent surgical technique and delivering beautiful results.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers breast reduction for women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.