Breast Reduction Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Hughes has performed hundreds of breast reductions. Though breast reductions are not as popular as breast augmentations and breast lifts, cosmetic breast reductions require a great deal of skill to perform. Dr. Hughes offers breast reduction surgery to women sufferering from back and neck pain secondary to large breasts. The procedure not only reduces the size of the breasts but serves to lift the breasts as well.
The procedure typically requires a Wise pattern skin removal pattern to lift the breast. This is referred to as an anchor lift or inverted T lift. See breast reduction before and after photo galleries to gain a sense of the scar pattern. Some smaller breast reduction procedures can be performed with smaller excision patterns. Some patients may ask about liposuction of large breasts, but this is usually ineffective in lifting the breasts. In addition, the removed breast tissue cannot be sent to pathology to examine it for breast cancer. This is important, because 0.2% of specimens contain cancers.
However, Dr. Hughes prefers the anchor skin pattern for larger reductions so that he can tighten the skin envelope to the maximal extent possible. Dr. Hughes can reduce most any size breast to a C or a D cup. It is always important to remember body dimensions in breast reduction and not reduce a woman’s breasts to make her disproportionately small.
The breast reduction procedure takes between two and three hours to perform. Patients go home the same day. Dr. Hughes does not use drainage tubes. Patients follow up within 7 days. Pain is minimal, and patients can go back to work in 3 or 4 days.