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Women with overly large breasts can suffer from a variety of discomforts. If you experience self-consciousness, skin irritation beneath the breast crease, or back, neck and shoulder pain, you may want to look into a breast reduction surgery. Dr. Leslie Stevens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs some of the best results in breast reduction Beverly Hills has to offer.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can make the breasts smaller, lighter, firmer and more proportionate to the rest of the body.

Dr. Stevens is a consummate breast surgeon who is known to provide among the best results after breast reduction Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer. During your confidential consultation with him, he can go over the details of the procedure with you, answering any questions or concerns in depth.

What is the general cost of breast reduction surgery?

Each patient is unique, and the cost for each procedure is quoted individually, as our breast reductions in Beverly Hills are customized for each patient. However, you can expect a breast reduction to cost in the range of $8,000 to $15,000. Your health insurance may partially cover the cost of the surgery if you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, rashes, or other medical conditions related to overly-large breasts.

Benefits of Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills

  • Relieves back, neck and shoulder strain
  • Increases energy
  • Revives interest in sports and physical activities
  • Decreases chaffing and irritation
  • Creates a perkier, more youthful breast profile
  • Improves self-confidence and self-image
  • May discourage teasing and taunting
  • Creates more balance and proportion in the profile
  • Creates a better fit in swimwear, evening wear and regular clothing
  • Improves breast symmetry

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

Dr. Stevens recommends our breast reduction in Beverly Hills for adult women who are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improvement as well. Young women may be advised to postpone surgery until the breasts have fully developed. Similarly, women who plan to breastfeed may be advised to postpone surgery until after they have nursed.

What to expect after surgery

After surgery, it is common to experience swelling during the initial healing phase. An elastic bandage or support bra may need to be worn to help minimize this and to provide support. It is not uncommon for the breasts to ache for several weeks and this can be alleviated with prescription pain medication.

Work and other light activity can usually be resumed within one to two weeks. It’s important to follow Dr. Stevens’ aftercare plan carefully, and to stay in touch with our office so that we can help guide you through the recovery process. Attending regular follow up visits will also ensure your continued surgical success.

Where is breast reduction surgery performed?

Your procedure will take place at our outpatient medical facility, the Lasky Clinic. Located in beautiful Beverly Hills, this free-standing ambulatory surgical center offers state-of-the-art technology and equipment along with access to an incredible team of compassionate and experienced RN’s, technicians and medical assistants.

From our comfortable reception areas to our world-class surgical suites, your stay will be rewarding and stress-free. We offer all the same strict safety protocols as any local hospital, but with increased discretion, convenience and personalized attention.

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What is my next step?

If you would like to learn more about whether our breast reduction in Beverly Hills is the best decision for your needs, please contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Stevens. Even if you’re not in the immediate Los Angeles area, we arrange consultations from afar, making sure you can get the care and information you need.

During your first visit, Dr. Stevens will perform a physical examination of your breasts, along with a thorough review of your medical and surgical history. He will then formulate a unique treatment plan for resolving your excess breast weight.

Dr. Stevens will perform a breast reduction by itself, or in conjunction with a breast lift, and will go over these options with you during your consultation.

The doctor can show you our library of before and after photography for breast reduction patients so you can get a better idea of what to expect. Dr. Stevens may also employ our advanced 3D imaging technology to more clearly inform you of your projected results.

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Why choose Dr. Stevens?

Choosing a good surgeon can make a big difference in the outcome of any cosmetic surgery. Located in Beverly Hills, California, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Stevens has been practicing at the Lasky Clinic for more than 20 years. Dr. Stevens has a reputation as one of the finest breast and body surgeons in the area. He consistently provides patients with beautiful and natural-looking results.

Breast Reduction Surgery FAQ's

Can a Breast Reduction be Combined with Other Procedures?

Many women opt to have a breast lift in combination with their breast reduction surgery. A mommy makeover is another popular procedure that may be combined with a reduction.

How Should I Prepare for the Breast Reduction?

If you are a smoker, you will need to stop several weeks before your surgery. You will also need to stop taking any medications such as blood thinners and avoid any alcohol before the procedure.

Will I Need Help at Home?

For the first few days, it would be helpful to have a friend or family member stay with you to help with children or other needs.

Can I Breastfeed After A Breast Reduction?

There is a risk of being unable to breastfeed again, depending upon the type of procedure. Talk to Dr. Stevens about your concerns.

Can I have a Breast Reduction if I Just Had a Baby?

Your body just went through a dramatic transformation. It is essential to take time and let your breasts return to a more stable size. It is recommended that new moms wait for three to six months after breastfeeding.

Is a Breast Reduction Painful?

You will experience some pain and soreness after surgery, but you will have pain medication during this period to ensure comfort.

Will I be Awake During the Procedure?

No, you will not be awake during your procedure. Intravenous sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia will be used.

Will there be any Scarring?

Dr. Stevens will make every effort to minimize scarring. By utilizing more modern techniques, the size and appearance of the incisions are limited – and incisions are hidden, even in a bikini top.

How Long is the Recovery for A Breast Reduction?

Each surgery is different depending on the patient’s needs. You can expect to take at least two to three days off from work and sometimes as long as two weeks.

When will I see Results?

Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your breasts look smaller. Improvements will continue over the next few weeks as your body heals.

Will My Breast Reduction Last a Lifetime?

You can expect the results of your breast reduction to last a very long time. The procedure will not need to be repeated; however, your breasts will still be impacted by age and gravity over time.

How Old Do I have to be to Have a Breast Reduction?

Patients must be at least 18 years old.

Will Insurance Cover a Breast Reduction?

You will need to discuss your specific insurance benefits with your provider, but many times, if medically necessary, insurance will cover the cost of a breast reduction surgery.

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