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Dr. Daniel Casper is experienced with a variety of surgical options designed to reduce breast size with minimal scarring. He understands that patients with large breasts can often experience chronic physical pain and extreme sagging due to the overwhelming weight of their breasts. Dr. Casper can help these patients through breast reduction surgery, which removes, lifts, and reshapes tissue to create breasts of a more desirable and manageable size and shape.

While a majority of patients choose this procedure out of a desire to reduce the size of their breasts, breast reduction surgery can also be used to rebalance disproportionately sized breasts, resulting in a more symmetrical appearance. But no matter what the original motivation, patients who undergo breast reduction surgery generally experience increased mobility and confidence, as well as a remarkable reduction in back and shoulder pain.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

A Comprehensive, Personalized Approach

A breast reduction surgery can have many benefits for those patients dealing with overlarge breasts.

  • Alleviation of back pain, tension, and headaches
  • Easier movement in physical activities and sports
  • A more proportionate appearance
  • Reduction in stretch marks
  • Improved confidence
  • Firm, balance, beautiful breasts
  • Improved clothing fit
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Candidacy for Breast Reduction

If you have been experiencing physical symptoms from large breasts such as back aches, headaches, shoulder tension and pain, numbness in your hands and fingers, and shortness of breath, a breast reduction can greatly improve your quality of life.

If your breasts make it difficult to find clothing that fits, that you feel comfortable wearing, or you simply feel your breast are far too large, and you lack confidence due to your breast size, a breast reduction is a great choice for you.

Our Los Angeles breast reduction is also a good choice for those desiring an overall more proportionate and symmetrical appearance as well as athletes who are hindered by their breast size.

How to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery

The first step to achieving your desired outcome from a breast reduction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Casper. He will spend as much time as needed to discuss the procedure, answer any questions, and address and alleviate any concerns. Please make sure to share all your medical history, including any medical conditions, previous surgeries, drug allergies and any current medications or supplements you take.

Once you have determined that a breast reduction is the right option for you and a surgery date and time has been scheduled, there are a few steps to take that can best prepare you for your surgery.

  • You may be advised to stabilize your weight before surgery if you are planning to lose a lot more as that can affect the volume, size, shape, and results of your breast reduction
  • Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and afterward
  • Begin taking, cease taking, or adjust certain medications as advised by Dr. Casper
  • Stop smoking well before the surgery

Breast reduction procedures are usually an outpatient procedure meaning that you will be able to return home afterward. However, due to the anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself so it’s imperative you plan to have a friend or family member be available to transport and assist you for a few days following surgery.

What to Expect During Surgery and Recovery

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that can be completed within two to five hours. General anesthesia will be administered which means you will be fully asleep during the surgery and will feel no pain.

The Procedure

A breast reduction in Pasadena is usually performed by small incisions and removal of excess fat and tissue and skin to create smaller-size breasts. In some cases, if excess skin is not an issue, the fat can be removed via liposuction. The incisions can be made around the areola or in a keyhole or T shape beneath – the best method will be discussed and determined in your consultation with Dr. Casper.

The Method

After the excess tissue and fat have been removed, the areola may be resized if needed and the tissues lifted and shaped before the incisions are closed by sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape. Bandages and gauze dressings will be applied, and you may be fitted with elastic bandages or a sports bra to support your breasts as they heal. There may also be a small tube that is inserted to help any excess fluid drain. These are typically removed shortly after the surgery.

The Recovery

During the initial recovery, Dr. Casper and our nurses will continue to monitor you as well as give instructions on pain medications and changing the surgical dressings. Your breasts will be swollen and sore and you may feel very tired after the surgery. You will need to take a week, maybe two, off work to recover and minimize any activity for two weeks. You must avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least four weeks and may be instructed to sleep on your back or wear certain support garments for a period of time.

Your New Life

The full recovery from your breast reduction surgery is expected to be around eight weeks. Then you will be able to go back to your normal activity levels and be able to start really seeing the beautiful results of the procedure, no longer hindered by overlarge, heavy breasts.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Casper for My Breast Reduction?

A Comprehensive, Personalized Approach

Dr. Daniel Casper has been performing plastic and cosmetic surgeries for over 30 years to discerning patients in the Los Angeles and Pasadena area. He has also served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital since 2011. He is renowned for his results in breast enhancement and breast reduction surgeries, making his practice the premier destination for women from all walks of life.

The discreet and personable manner of Dr. Casper and his staff creates a welcoming and warm environment inviting his patients to feel confident and empowered moving forward with procedures that provide superior outcomes, for firm, youthful, balanced, beautiful breasts.

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If you are looking into this procedure, be sure to consult with Dr. Daniel Casper for arguably the best breast reduction Los Angeles has to offer. Find out more about superior breast augmentation, breast implants, and breast lift surgery by contacting Dr. Daniel Casper's office today!

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment. Results may vary depending on the person.

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