A breast reduction is for patients who suffer from excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue that inhibits daily activities, causes discomfort, or simply yields an unaesthetic appearance. Different techniques are available from Los Angeles plastic surgeon Matthew Mamalet, MD, all of which can be tailored to each patient’s specific needs.
Excessive breast fat or glandular tissue can be the result of a number of factors, including but not limited to weight gain, a hormonal imbalance, and decreased skin elasticity. Breast reduction is the surgical procedure designed to counteract these effects.
Breast Reduction Facts
- Anesthesia: General anesthesia
- Length of procedure: 2 to 4 hours
- Length of stay: Home the same day
- Discomfort: Moderate, controlled with prescription pain medications
- Anticipate: Bruising up to 2 weeks and swelling up to 8 weeks
- Final results: Approximately 6 months
- Duration of results: Variable; there may be further sagging with age
Each breast reduction procedure is different and depends on the specific needs of the patient and the amount of work that needs to be done. The technique chosen will depend on the preferred incision location; the number and visibility of the resulting scars will vary from case to case.
The longevity of the results of a breast reduction is variable, depending on the patient and the work done, but a follow-up breast reduction may be necessary if the patient experiences significant weight gain.
Dr. Malamet is a Manhattan-trained plastic surgeon with a passion for providing impeccable results to his breast reduction patients. Schedule a consultation today to see what double board certified plastic surgeon Matthew Malamet, MD can do for you.