Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social setbacks for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create insecurity issues and embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Dr. Mark Schoemann is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in La Jolla, CA who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction. This plastic surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin to transform the breasts into a smaller and healthier size. It also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they appear normal with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is performed to provide a tighter and healthier appearance.

Ideal Candidates

If you suffer from heavy and overly large breasts that interfere with daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the body you want. This surgery is ideal for women who deal with frustration and worry or are not able to lead an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin issues (as well as back pain), this surgery can greatly diminish these annoyances. It is important that patients are at a stable weight and find a skilled surgeon like Dr. Schoemann, who understands their concerns and goals and has the training to produce a normal and natural appearance.

Surgical Technique

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. The time frame for the surgery is dependent upon many factors, including the incision type, the overall surgical technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The nipple and areola repositioning is another factor. Typically, liposuction is incorporated for tissue and fat reduction to decrease the breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Schoemann. The potential for scarring is also carefully discussed as it is to be expected with this procedure. However, modern methods have led to a significant decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the difficulty of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin will be pulled and lifted.

What to Expect

After surgery, our patients will be observed closely in our quiet recovery room and then sent home to heal. A thin tube for draining will most likely be placed near the surgical site to assist with bleeding. A medical sports bra will be worn for several days that will increase blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will dissipate. Most of our patients at Schoemann Plastic Surgery comment that they feel lighter and more confident. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you so desire and feel excited about your new appearance. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not compromised.

Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Schoemann has helped countless women reclaim their health for a fuller life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your first visit at Schoemann Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schoemann will talk through all of the options to reach your desired outcome and develop a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We welcome you to call our practice in La Jolla, CA to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.

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