Breast Reduction

If you are unhappy with the large size of your breast, come see us in Danville, CA

What is a breast reduction?

In Danville, CA, there are as many patients who want to reduce their breast size, as there are those who want to increase them. Dr. Lavey is able to efficiently address this problem with the use of the breast reduction procedure that brings breast size down through the removal of excess fat, skin, and other breast tissues necessary to reshape the breast to the desired form.

Why should I consider breast reduction?

Breast reduction is recommended for patients with excessively large breasts to basically change the size of those breasts in the following cases:

  • They are not proportionate to the rest of the body
  • They are already starting to interfere with the patient’s ability to take part in physical activities
  • The constant rubbing of the underside of the breasts against the patient’s skin is causing skin irritation
  • Clothes do not fit well anymore, and bra straps are causing indentations on the shoulders
  • The patient begins to experience back pain, neck pain, and posture problems because the breasts are too heavy and are pulling the torso forward

What happens during breast reduction?

  1. Patients will be put under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation to make them comfortable during the procedure.
  2. Incisions are made at strategic locations around the breast area, giving surgeons access to the underlying tissues. Incisions are usually made along the edges of the areola, or along the natural crease of the breasts to help conceal scarring afterwards.
  3. The necessary amount of excess fat and other breast tissues are removed to achieve the desired breast size.
  4. The areola and nipple on each of the breasts will be repositioned to a more suitable location on the newly resized breast.
  5. The skin of the breasts will be re-draped across the tightened breast tissue, excess skin is trimmed off, and the incisions will be sutured closed.
  6. After the doctor is sure that the breasts are symmetrical in size, shape, and orientation, incisions will be sutured closed.

What happens after breast reduction?

Immediately after the procedure, the breasts will be wrapped in bandages or compression garments to help control the swelling. Drainage tubes may be attached to each breast to help drain out excess blood and fluids from the surgical site for the next few days. It is natural to feel varying degrees of pain or discomfort for the next several days, and this can easily be managed by pain medication that will be recommended by the doctor. Patients will be advised to avoid strenuous physical activities for up to four weeks after surgery, but can resume low impact activities in about two weeks.

For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for a breast reduction, please contact our office at 925-820-3633 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lavey.