Breast reduction surgery at the Los Angeles area’s Cassileth Plastic Surgery is a great option for women with larger breasts who want to downsize and have smaller, perkier, lifted breasts. This breast surgery, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is popular because the benefits extend far beyond improved physical appearance and feelings of self worth. Other benefits include improved clothing fit and comfort, a reduction in back and shoulder pain, and improvement in sleep.
Breast reduction surgery can give you breasts in proper proportion to your body shape, and can give women symmetrical breasts for those who have breasts of different sizes.
When we perform this procedure, we always perform a breast lift. The lift repositions the breast so that it’s higher and more appropriate for its new smaller size. After the excess tissue is removed, we then remove the extra skin along the border of the breast and under the nipple to put the nipple into a higher position. This creates a pretty, high, perky breast.
Breast Reduction Before & Afters
Breast Reduction benefits
Achieve smaller, more youthful breasts
Regain your confidence with breast reduction surgery, be able to feel comfortable in your own skin, and enjoy your clothing fitting better.
Alleviate pain and discomfort from large breasts
Patients with large, heavy breasts may experience a variety of health issues caused by excessive weight, including back pain, neck pain, and breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery alleviates these issues and restores comfort.
Improve overall breast appearance
Reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer to improve the breasts’ overall appearance.
What does Breast Reduction surgery involve?
Breast reduction surgery is the removal of breast tissue to create a smaller, perkier and more youthful breast. Asymmetry is also corrected.
The Cassileth Plastic Surgery team performs breast reduction through a “lollipop” incision, which runs around the areola and straight down. This is the smallest incision possible for this procedure.
Some surgeons rely on the breast skin to support the breast, but over time, the skin stretches, causing the breast to sag. Our surgeons create an internal bra to support the breast instead of relying on the breast skin.
All breast reductions include a lift to reposition the breast higher on the chest and maintain the new shape and size.
Dr. Lisa Cassileth and Dr. Kelly Killeen always work to make the smallest incision possible, tailoring each breast reduction at their Los Angeles practice to the unique physiology and needs of the patient. The goal is to accomplish the necessary reduction while minimizing and camouflaging the signs that a surgery was performed.
Am I a good candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?
You may want to consider reduction surgery if your breasts are creating medical problems (such as shoulder, back, or neck pain), your posture is being affected, your ability to exercise is limited by the weight of your breasts, you develop rashes and/or infections on the trapped skin under your over-sized breasts, you are unable to participate in certain activities or sports because of your breast size, you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts, you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 35, or you want to go down two cup sizes or more.