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Breast Reduction

There are many benefits from a breast reduction procedure. Women with breast that are too large for the bodies develop a range of physical, psychological issues, chronic pain, rashing and general discomfort. A breast reduction surgery alleviates these concerns by removing tissue and skin to reduce the size and restoring them to a more youthful proportion.

Dr. Stuart Linder has performed breast reduction surgeries on hundreds of satisfied customers in Beverly Hills.

During your private consultation, Dr. Linder will evaluate your needs to help determine the best solutions that will fit your daily activities and achieve the aesthetics you desire.

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Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction

Back and Neck Pain

Women with excessively large breast develop both back and neck pain. The weight strain causes physical discomfort and slouching, which can weaken neck muscles. Breast reduction surgery removes breast tissues and skin, which decreases the weight and size, thus enabling patients to lead a more active lifestyle.

Deep Shoulder Grooves

Bra shoulder straps bear the bulk of the weight of the breast, and they would create uncomfortable grooves in a women’s shoulders. These grooves can even compress nerves in the area, leading to a variety of issues, such as coracoid syndrome and ulnar neuropathy. Breast reduction surgery lightens the weight of the breast which allows for greater comfort.

Skin Irritation

Skin irritation is often caused by overly large breast, which is caused by skin folds rubbing against each other. This can cause a women to develop intertriginous dermatitis or ulcers under the breast. Breast reduction surgery removes tissue to reduce pressure and increase airflow to the chest area, which prevents these rashes and improves patient comfort and mobility.

Breast Reduction Options

Inferior Pedicle (Wise-Pattern) Technique

This technique achieves smaller, perkier breasts with a decreased risk of nerve damage and skin necrosis. An anchor-shaped incision (around the nipple, vertically down the breast, and along the breast crease) is used to remove excess breast tissue and skin. Once the excess tissue is removed, the breasts are lifted and reshaped without detaching the nipple-areolar complex from its vascular system. Dr. Linder prefers this method because it allows for drastic reductions in breast tissue while keeping the nipple and areola attached to the original blood and nerve supply.

Benelli/Periareolar (Round Block) Technique

This technique is beneficial for breasts that only require a small reduction. A donut-shaped piece of tissue is removed from around the areola. The remaining skin is lifted and brought together with the edges of the areola, producing firmer, smaller breasts. This technique is less invasive than the Wise-pattern method but does not achieve as drastic results.

Vertical Scar Technique

This technique is useful for smaller breast reductions that require skin excisions only from the middle of the breasts and not from the lower breasts to achieve the ideal shape. The vertical scar technique, as the name implies, removes excess skin using a vertical incision down the breast.

Central Mound (L-Short Scar) Technique

This technique is necessary for patients who require an enormous amount of breast tissue to be removed and whose nipples and areolas need to be repositioned. Excess breast tissue is removed as needed, and the nipple-areolar complex is grafted (surgically transplanted) to a higher position on the newly shaped breasts.

Why Choose Dr. Linder

Dr. Stuart A. Linder - Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Stuart A. Linder, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA. He has over 20 years of experience performing body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, breast revision, Mommy Makeover surgery, and tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Linder prides himself on educating his patients throughout the process, beginning with the consultation and extending all the way to the last follow-up appointment. Patients from all over the world come to Beverly Hills to see Dr. Linder and have him perform their body contouring procedures. With his knowledge from having placed over 14,000 breast implants, and authored The Beverly Hills Shape, Dr. Linder continues to contribute to discussions on plastic surgery via various media outlets.


Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does breast reduction surgery take?

    The length of the procedure will depend on the technique used, but most breast reduction surgeries take between one and three hours to complete.

  • Will there be scarring on my breasts after breast reduction surgery?

    Anywhere incisions are made, there will be some scarring. Incisions are placed as inconspicuously as possible, and the resulting scars will fade over time. The benefits of smaller, lighter breasts and improved breast shape outweigh the inevitable scarring that will result.

  • When will I be able to return to normal activities after having breast reduction surgery?

    Most patients can return to work and resume their normal activities after a week or two of recovery time, but they should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. Dr. Linder will give you specific guidelines to follow after the procedure to ensure the safest and most effective recovery.

  • How long will the results of breast reduction surgery last?

    Breast reduction surgery will permanently reduce the size of the breasts, and the breasts will continue to age naturally over time.

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