Many women suffer from large breasts that cause neck and back pain. Oftentimes, these patients benefit from a breast reduction at the time of their breast cancer procedure to remove the breast cancer. Additionally, patients who are having a mastectomy on one side can also benefit from a breast reduction on the other side along with breast reconstruction of the removed breast. Breast reduction notoriously carries high patient satisfaction.
Restoring Your Even, Symmetrical Bust
The breast reduction procedure can help patients enjoy a more even bust in a wide variety of scenarios. If you’ve undergone a mastectomy procedure as part of your breast cancer treatment, and wish to undergo autologous reconstruction, breast reconstruction can effectively create a more symmetrical appearance in the other breast. Still, other patients might be interested in breast reduction for cosmetic purposes or due to issues like back pain and other forms of discomfort.
Whatever your motivations may be for seeking a breast reduction, Dr. Srinivasa and her talented team are here to help. If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction and the other restorative procedures we offer here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we’re here to help! Simply reach out to us at our Los Angeles or Thousand Oaks locations, and set up your consultation with an expert member of our staff today.
Should I Consider a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is often considered when one or both of the breasts are overly large. When a reduction is performed on just a single breast, it can significantly increase the sense of symmetry between both breasts, restoring the patient’s body confidence and overall sense of satisfaction with her silhouette.
When a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy has been performed as part of a patient’s breast cancer treatment, there are several options that can help the patient restore a sense of symmetry to her breasts. While augmentation is certainly one option, it’s also possible to reduce the breast that did not receive treatment while rearranging the breast tissue and lifting the cancer side, thereby bringing both breasts improved cosmesis and symmetry.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we take patient education very seriously and will work with you so that you’re informed at every step of the process. Before your surgery, we’ll get to know your cosmetic goals, and learn everything we can about your journey so far, so we can guide you through its final steps and give you the power to move on with your life. We’ll answer any questions you might have about your surgery, and make sure you know exactly what to expect from the experience overall.
Your breast reduction will be performed as an outpatient procedure unless it’s performed at the same time as an autologous breast reconstruction (in which case you’ll have a hospital stay of two to four days, depending on the specifics of your operation). When performed on its own, a breast reduction usually takes between two and three hours, and is performed under general anesthesia. Keep in mind, combining breast reduction surgery along with a lumpectomy is an excellent option to wake up from cancer surgery with a cosmetic result.
Rest and Recovery
Your recovery experience will vary depending on the specifics of your procedure. When breast reduction is performed on its own, you can return to your home the day of the procedure, though you’ll need a friend to drive you. Before your procedure, you’ll get detailed aftercare instructions, and a very thorough timeline explaining your recovery process. We’ll also be sure to schedule follow-up appointments with you to ensure that you’re healing properly and to keep an eye on your progress.
Experience and Training You Can Trust
Dr. Srinivasa brings double-board certification and an extensive level of microsurgical experience to the table, in a way that truly sets her apart from her peers.
As one of the busiest and most experienced autologous tissue flap surgeons in Southern California, Dr. Srinivasa performs around 200 successful tissue flap procedures every year and is excited to learn more about how she can help you truly move on with your life, in the body you know you deserve.
Discover a More Symmetrical Look
If you’re worried about preserving an even, symmetrical bust after a lumpectomy or mastectomy, Dr. Srinivasa and her team here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction are here to help. Breast reduction is just one of the many ways they can help you enjoy an even, symmetrical bust that perfectly complements your feminine form. When you’re ready to learn more about how this procedure can help you regain your optimal quality of life, we’re ready to get you started on those final steps of your journey. Reach out to us at our Calabasas or Los Angeles locations and set up your in-person consultation with a dedicated member of our team today.