Breast reduction aims to remove excess breast fat, tissue, and skin. Its goal is to reduce the breast size and create a more pleasing shape. Your new breast size will be more proportionate to the rest of your body. Mammaplasty reduction is the medical name for breast reduction surgery.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a trusted source for information. In 2017, ASPS estimates there were more than 43,000 breast reductions performed. These only include breast reductions for aesthetic, not medical reasons. Dr. Kapoor is a member of the prestigious ASPS in Los Angeles. You can trust Dr. Kapoor to answer your questions about a possible breast reduction. He has extensive experience in all areas of breast surgery. Many of his patients describe their results as stunning.
Breast reduction is one of the many plastic surgery procedures that offer aesthetic and functional benefits for the patient. For women with overly large breasts, even minor tasks can become difficult due to the burden of weight placed on their back and neck. I see many women in my Los Angeles practice who wish to be able to live their lives pain free so that they can accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. I take great pride in performing this procedure as the immediate physical and psychological benefits are clearly evident. As more women look to breast reduction surgery to enhance their figure and lifestyle, insurance coverage for this procedure is becoming easier to obtain. As a plastic surgeon practicing for years in Los Angeles, it’s exciting to see tremendous gains in beneficial, medically necessary procedures.
– Dr. Vishal Kapoor / Board Certified Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
Breast reduction surgery offers many benefits to women with large breasts. Women can reduce the size, shape, and volume of their breasts with this surgery. Breasts come in all different shapes, sizes, and weights. Some women are very happy with their breast size and some are not. In fact, some women with too large of breasts face health issues. As well as a lot of discomfort.
Reducing the size of your breasts with surgery has many upsides. You may feel healthier, more comfortable, prettier, and more active. The number one thing Dr. Kapoor hears women say is that they can now fit into the tops and dresses of their choice.
Next, let’s take a closer look at why women choose to reduce the size of their breasts.
Breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat, glandular tissue and skin in order to improve the size, shape, and position of the breasts, this creating a more attractive and better shaped figure. Most candidates for this procedure are seeking aesthetic enhancement as well as relief from physical symptoms.
Breast reduction surgery is a highly effective because it directly addresses the cause of the symptoms from having overly large breasts. In the recent past, several medical studies have documented the benefits of breast reduction surgery for women with symptoms related to excessive breast weight. A recent study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons examined the satisfaction rates of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery. It is considered to be amongst the first of its kind in regards to documenting satisfaction following breast reduction. The study found that of the women who were polled 6 months following their breast reduction surgery, 90 percent rated their cosmetic outcomes as “good" or “very good." Other benefits of breast reduction surgery include:
Following your breast reduction surgery you will awake in a surgical recovery room where you will be monitored while you rest. Dr. Kapoor will discuss specific instructions for breast reduction recovery that will include: how to care for your breasts, medications you will need to take, what to look for at the incision sites to ensure optimal healing, and when he will see you at your follow up appointment.
One of the biggest debates on-going in plastic surgery circles is the coverage of breast reduction surgery by insurance policies. As breast reduction awareness increases, more and more insurance companies are covering medically necessary breast reduction surgery. If you are considering breast reduction in Los Angeles, there are several things to consider: