Overly large, sagging breasts may cause physical and emotional problems. The weight of the excessive breast tissue can cause back, neck and shoulder pain in women. At Oceanview Breast Reduction Los Angeles, we offer the breast reduction procedure to get smaller, firmer, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of the body.
Most candidates for this surgery are women who have overly large, pendulous breasts. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important as the physical problems as well.
Breast reduction is performed with an incision that is made around the areola (darker circle around the nipple), vertically down the breast, with a small horizontal incision in the breast crease. This pattern is referred to as anchor-shaped or inverted “T.”
The excess skin and tissue is removed, then the nipple and remaining tissue are elevated and reshaped. The nerves and blood supply to the nipple remain intact, so functionality and sensation are preserved. In some cases a horizontal incision is not necessary and a limited scar reduction can be accomplished.
Breast reduction surgery should be an individual decision, not to fullfill someone else’s desires. In many cases, this procedure is covered by insurance. Our staff will work with you to determine whether you are eligible or not for this coverage.