Breast Reduction

Beverly Hills Breast Reduction Specialist
Maher Anous, MD

Many Beverly Hills and Irvine breast reduction patients have benefited from the skill and experience of Dr. Anous. In the paragraphs below, he describes the breast reduction procedure. Also visit the photos section of the website to see the results of Beverly Hills breast reduction patients.

Breast reduction (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer.  Reduction is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin.  Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety.  Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.

Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction:

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
  • Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
  • Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts.
  • Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.

Breast Reduction: The Procedure

Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola.  From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast.  The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin.  Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches.  Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size.  The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.

Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes.  Patients are pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.

Breast Reduction: The Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.  No bandages are applied following surgery but a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery.  Any pain can be treated with oral medication.  While complications are rare, you can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given after surgery.

Dr. Anous is a talented Beverly Hills breast lift surgeon who also performs other breast procedures at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery center. Visit these pages in the website to learn about how Dr. Anous treats Irvine breast augmentation and breast reduction patients. In addition to breast surgery, he also helps Irvine liposuction, facelift and rhinoplasty patients improve their image.


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