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Breast Reduction

In addition to aesthetic concerns, women who have breasts that are proportionately too large for their bodies may also face medical and emotional problems. Dr. Behmand can help relieve some of these issues by performing breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty. This surgery is designed to decrease the size of the breasts and make them more proportional to the rest of the body.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

As with any other plastic surgery procedure, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction requires careful consideration of a woman’s medical and aesthetic requirements before surgery.

In general, if you have experienced any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from breast reduction surgery:

  • Persistent back or neck pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Indentations in your shoulders caused by tight bra straps
  • Redness and chafing caused by tight bra straps
  • Reluctance to participate in active sports
  • Difficulty finding clothes that flatter your chest
  • Trouble breathing at night or sleeping on your stomach

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Dr. Ramin Behmand was the principal author of an extensive patient study conducted at the University of Michigan to evaluate the outcomes of breast reduction surgery. The findings of the study confirmed the therapeutic role of breast reduction surgery in alleviation of symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts and in restoration of normal physical and emotional functioning. The results of this study were published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery in the year 2000.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Behmand regarding breast reduction, contact our office today. This procedure is an opportunity to pursue activities you thought were impossible, and to wear clothing styles that you never dreamed of.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

Since the goal of reduction mammaplasty is to remove excess skin and tissue, more incisions are needed than for other breast surgery, such as augmentation. Dr. Behmand will create an incision that goes around the areola, down the lower front of the breast, and along the crease beneath the breast. After removing the desired amount of tissue, Dr. Behmand will tighten up and remove any excess skin, reposition the nipple to its new location, and close the incisions.

breast reduction surgery

As with any surgery, the scars from breast reduction will never go away completely; however, since they are located on the lower areas of the breasts, you will be able to wear a variety of lingerie, swimsuits, or low-cut gowns with no scars showing at all.

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Current Specials

$1000 off of a Mommy Makeover procedure (Breast augmentation or lift, combined with an abdominoplasty). *Specials good April 1st through April 30, 2014

 

Ramin A. Behmand, MD, FACS
1776 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 108
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Phone: (925) 939-9200

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