What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure is typically performed on women with overly large breasts that cause physical discomfort, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation.

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will make an incision around the areola and down the breast. The excess breast tissue, fat, and skin will be removed, and the remaining tissue will be reshaped and lifted to create a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing breast contour. In some cases, the areola may also be resized and repositioned.

Dr. Leif Rogers will call upon his extensive training and vast experience to collaborate with you on the creation of a bespoke surgical plan that sees you enjoying a silhouette that looks proportional and leaves you feeling comfortable, attractive, and confident. To get started, reach out to our Beverly Hills office and set up your initial consultation today.

More About Breast Reduction with Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills

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The Benefits of Breast Reduction

Patients often come to us interested in breast reduction surgery when they’ve found that their overly large breasts have begun causing them physical discomfort. Issues like rashes or chafing can sometimes accompany the presence of overly large breasts, and many patients feel dissatisfied with the way clothes fit. Breast reduction can help you overcome these issues, in addition to providing you with the following exciting benefits:

  • Alleviation of physical discomfort
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved posture
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Enhanced physical activity
  • Better clothing fit

Do I Qualify for Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Rogers may be a good option for women who are experiencing physical discomfort or emotional distress due to excessively large breasts. Good candidates for breast reduction surgery include women who experience physical discomfort, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation due to large breasts. 

Women with large breasts may have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, which can also be a reason for considering breast reduction surgery. For some patients who only need fatty tissue removed, liposuction can be performed to reduce the size of the breasts. Although this method does not result in dramatic results, it is less invasive.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be completely unconscious and unaware during the procedure. This is typically considered the safest and most effective form of anesthesia. 

On average, the surgery takes between two to four hours to complete. The exact duration of your procedure, however, will be determined during a pre-operative consultation with Dr. Rogers, where he will evaluate your unique needs and goals.

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will carefully make incisions that allow him to remove an appropriate amount of tissue while also lifting and repositioning the nipple and/or areola, if necessary. He will then carefully close the incisions, completing your surgery.

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Your Recovery and Aftercare Experience

After your breast reduction surgery, you’ll need to take a few weeks off from work and avoid strenuous activities, exercise, and heavy lifting for several weeks following the surgery. Your full recovery after breast reduction surgery can take several months, and Dr. Rogers will ensure that you’re given a clear timeline that explains what you can expect. We’ll take care to schedule follow-up appointments with you, enabling Dr. Rogers to check in with your level of comfort and ensure that you’re healing and recovering properly.

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Your Breast Reduction Journey

Whether you’re joining us from right here in Beverly Hills, are making the journey from nearby Pasadena, or wish to visit our practice from elsewhere in the world, our team is here and ready to help you look forward to your exciting new results! During your consultation, you’ll get a clear idea of what you can expect from the experience, including this general timeline:

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit

Discover the Dr. Rogers Difference

For years now, Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS has been setting himself apart by offering his patients a true brand of head-to-toe plastic surgery. When it comes to meeting your personal cosmetic goals, there is quite simply no challenge too big. Dr. Rogers will call upon his extensive training, vast wealth of experience, and ability to offer patients a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical procedure options to collaborate with you on the creation of a truly bespoke surgical plan that sees you absolutely loving the way you both look and feel. Ready to get started? We’ve been helping patients from Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and all around the world, and we can’t wait to learn more about what we can do for you. Reach out and set up your initial consultation today.

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