Breast Reduction

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Introduction to Breast Reduction

The usual desire for plastic surgery on a woman’s bosom is for enlargement, but there are many cases where women would like a Breast Reduction for breasts that are too large and a bother for movement, back pain, skin tears, rashes, not aesthetically pleasing and as a result, causing lower self-esteem. If you are burdened with larger, heavier breasts, a Breast Reduction in the greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia can help you. Keep reading below for more information on the benefits, candidates, and common FAQs.

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What is Breast Reduction?

A Breast Reduction, also known as a Reduction Mammaplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that aims to reduce the size and volume of a woman’s breasts. This procedure helps patients achieve more proportionately balanced breasts in relation to their overall physical anatomy by eliminating excess tissue, fat, and skin.

A Breast Reduction can help you achieve a more manageable breast size, helping address any physical and emotional challenges associated with large breasts.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction?

Our patients who have received Breast Reductions in Arcadia and the surrounding Los Angeles and Pasadena area have reported some of the following benefits:

  • Aesthetic proportions
  • Better clothing fit
  • Easier time with an active lifestyle
  • Improved hygiene
  • Improved posture
  • More self-confidence
  • Quick recovery time
  • Reduced chances of skin tears
  • Reduced neck, shoulder, and back aches
  • Reduced sweating and skin irritation

Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for a Los Angeles and Arcadia Breast Reduction are women who have extremely large breasts that cause them discomfort, in any shape or form. An ideal candidate would have some of the following characteristics

  • Experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the excess weight
  • Get skin irritation beneath the breast crease
  • Have breast asymmetry
  • Lack of self-confidence caused by social pressures
  • Limited in their physical activity due to breast size
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Nonsmoker
  • Out-of-proportion body
  • Shoulder indentations from bras and weight
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Breast Reduction First Step

What’s The First Step?

The first step to getting a Breast Reduction in Arcadia, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area is to schedule a consultation with one of our experts at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. During your appointment, Dr. Yu will discuss your medical history, your lifestyle, your aesthetic and functional goals, and expectations, evaluate your breasts, and discuss the different surgical techniques available for you, also analyze if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.

Based on this information, Dr. Yu will create a personalized surgical plan that targets your specific needs and goals. If you’re satisfied with the plan and ready to move forward, our Patient Coordinator will assist you in scheduling your procedure, sharing any pre-operative instructions, and will also help you with pricing options.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Reduction Surgery

On the day of your procedure, we will do our best to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. After meeting with Dr. Yu and going over your surgical plan once more, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure the procedure is pain-free and you are comfortable.

Dr. Yu will then use their expertise to make incisions on your breasts according to the agreed-upon surgical plan. Through these incisions, Dr. Yu will remove any excessive breast tissue, fat, and skin, and reshape the remaining breast tissue.

The most commonly used incision techniques are the following:

  • A circular pattern around the areola – the incision will leave a visible line and permanent scar but can be well concealed beneath your swimsuit or bra.
  • A keyhole or short scar breast reduction – is made around the areola with a vertical line down to the breast crease.
  • An inverted T or “anchor-shaped” pattern – like the keyhole, however, this incision includes a transverse incision made in the breast fold. This technique can remove the maximum amount of skin.

A Breast Reduction usually takes a few hours but can vary depending on the technique used and the complexity of your case among other factors.

Breast Reduction Recovery

After the surgery is finished, you will be taken to a recovery area, where you will be closely monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. We encourage you to bring family or a friend to help take you home for maximum safety and to make sure you are not driving with any leftover sedation effects. 

Breast Reduction recovery takes several weeks, and it is completely normal to experience soreness, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. All these will abate with time and in the meantime, if you need any pain medication, Dr. Yu can provide you some. Furthermore, you might need to wear a supportive bra during recovery and a compression garment to aid in a smooth recovery.

Breast Reduction Cost

How much does a Breast Reduction cost in Arcadia, CA?

The cost of Breast Reduction in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia can vary based on various factors including the technique used, and your surgeon’s fees, among other things. The fastest way to arrive at a cost is to schedule your consultation so that your surgeon can provide you with a treatment plan, which our Patient Coordinator can then price out for you.

 Some insurance companies will cover at least some of the cost of a Breast Reduction, depending on your circumstances. Please discuss this with your insurance provider before your consultation so there are no surprises.


Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is a practice fit to handle Breast Reduction in Arcadia. It was established in 2006 by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu who has amassed over 19 years of plastic surgery experience with successful procedures of generations of patients now under his belt.  He is the inventor of ART TIPLYFT® and an award-winning surgeon with his most recent awards of Best Threads Treatment and Top 3 Best Surgery Body Shaping at the 2023 AMWC Monaco conference.

Dr. Yu completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and has learned from some of the world’s most admired and respected masters of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Cornell University Brooklyn Hospital Center. He completed an additional fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a top-ranked international organization. He is a proud member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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If your breast size is causing an inconvenience to your daily lifestyle and would like to reduce your breast size, a Breast Reduction surgery from Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa can produce the results you need.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation in the greater Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia areas, please contact our office to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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