Do you feel that your large breasts affect your daily life? Do you have back, neck, or shoulder pain? Large breasts can be a blessing for some and a curse for others. When a woman sees her breasts as a hindrance that negatively affect her self-esteem, her health or her quality of life, breast reduction may offer a solution.
Concord plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti performs breast reduction surgery for women from Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas who wish to enjoy a confident, less limited life with a more proportionate figure.
Breast Reduction at a Glance
The Best Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
The women who see the best results from breast reduction surgery typically experience physical or emotional discomfort as a result of their overly large breast size. Dr. Mariotti will work with you during your consultation visits to find the appropriate new breast size for your body proportions and personal aesthetic.
What to Expect
During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Mariotti not only removes excess tissue and fat from the breast, but also sculpts the breast into a smaller, perkier shape. The technique used is similar to a breast lift.
Depending on your breast size and shape, liposuction can be performed simultaneously on the outer areas of the chest and under the armpits. This helps reduce the bulging areas that commonly accompany larger breasts.
Breast reductions are performed at Premier Surgery Center located conveniently in Concord near Walnut Creek and Danville. Breast reduction patients are typically discharged an hour or two after surgery with some light bandaging to cover their incisions.
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After Your Breast Reduction
Depending on your job, it is often possible to return to work within just 2 to 3 weeks. In most instances, you can resume normal activities, including some mild exercise, after 3 to 5 weeks. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort during this time, but this is normal and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.
Most women heal well after breast reduction and the results can be seen and felt right after surgery.
Take the first step toward your dream look and contact us online or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.
Breast Reduction FAQs
If breast reduction is deemed medically necessary, then your health insurance company may contribute to the costs of your surgery. However, you will need to verify the details with your insurance provider directly.
There are always risks associated with any breast surgery as far maintaining your ability to nurse successfully afterward. If breastfeeding is an important consideration for you, be sure to discuss your concerns with Dr. Mariotti during your consultation.
Dr. Mariotti offers a few different options for incision placement during breast reduction, depending on the level of correction desired. The majority of women benefit most from the traditional anchor-shaped incision, which gives Dr. Mariotti the most access to the breast for an optimum outcome.
Scars can be unpredictable, as everyone’s skin heals differently, but Dr. Mariotti utilizes every tool and technique in his power to minimize the visibility of his incisions. Most women agree that the scars are nothing compared to having better proportion between their breast and body and an improved physical and emotional quality of life.
Although future pregnancy weight gain could cause your breasts to change size again in the future, the results of breast reduction surgery should be long-lasting.
*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.