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Breast Reduction in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, has performed hundreds of breast reductions in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills for patients from California, all over the US, and from around the world.   Although breast reduction is not as popular as breast augmentation and breast lift, cosmetic breast reduction requires a great deal of skill to perform. Dr. Kenneth Hughes offers breast reduction surgery to women suffering from back, neck, and shoulder pain secondary to large breasts. The procedure not only reduces the size of the breasts but serves to lift and reshape the breasts as well.  Thus, Dr. Kenneth Hughes who is an expert at both breast lift surgery as well as breast reduction surgery will be able to produce the best cosmetic results for breast reduction surgery.


Dr. Kenneth Hughes Was Selected Among Best Breast Reduction Surgeons in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA


Along with breast reduction, Dr. Hughes offers patients many options when it comes to breast procedures. He regularly performs procedures like breast augmentation with fat grafting, inverted nipple correction, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation revision, and the combination breast augmentation/lif.


Types of Breast Reduction Techniques

The most common breast reduction 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.   Viewing breast reduction before and after photo galleries will help the patient gain a sense and understanding of the scar pattern.

Some smaller breast reduction procedures can be performed with smaller excision patterns. Dr. Kenneth Hughes can frequently perform breast reductions with a lollipop or vertical breast lift pattern to spare more extensive scarring. Dr. Hughes has also produced breast lift results without the vertical scar in appropriate patients.

Some patients may ask about liposuction of large breasts, but this is wholly ineffective in lifting the breasts.  Liposuction of the fat in the breasts will only lead to further drooping and does not result in the skin envelope tightening.

Secondly, liposuction can only remove fat, and, because the density of breast tissue is much greater than fat, breast tissue cannot be removed by the liposuction cannula.  Breast tissue can only be cut out or excised.  Thus, incisions should be made to make any meaningful reduction in breast tissue.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes minimizes the scar pattern to any extent possible.  In fact, Dr. Hughes reserves the anchor skin pattern for larger reductions so that he can tighten the skin envelope to the maximal extent possible and remove the most tissue 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.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes has revised many breast reductions in which too much tissue was taken and it is always better to get the surgery as close to perfect the first time.


Your Breast Reduction Surgery Day

Your breast reduction surgery will begin by arriving at the surgery center about 1 hour prior to the start of the surgery.  You will be greeted by the registered nurse, and your vital signs will be taken.  You will meet with our board-certified anesthesiologist, and you will meet with Dr. Hughes to finalize any surgical plans and ask any additional questions.


You will then be given relaxant medication, and you will be put to sleep by the anesthesiologist.  The breast reduction surgery takes between two and three hours to perform.  Patients go home the same day after recovery in the post anesthesia care unit.  You will have some minimal dressings.  Finally, Dr. Kenneth Hughes does not use drainage tubes, so there is very little to manage during the postoperative period.


Breast Reduction Follow-up and Recovery

Patients follow up within 7 days. Pain is minimal, and patients can go back to work in 4 to 7 days.  Patients should avoid strenuous activity or exercise for at least 6 weeks.  Incisions should be left dry and intact to ensure the best possible scarring.  Patients who perform too much activity or who stretch or place tension on the incisions may open the incisions, which can result in a much wider scar or poor shape (which can necessitate a revision).


Complications Following Breast Reduction Surgery

Nipple-areolar necrosis (the death of part or all of the nipple-areolar complex) is the complication which can create the most difficult issues for reconstruction.  This is due to violation or reduction of the blood supply to the areola and the subsequent death of that tissue.  Dr. Hughes has not encountered even a partial nipple areolar necrosis in hundreds of these procedures.

The most common issues after breast reduction or breast lift involve wound healing issues such as wound separation or scar widening.  It is imperative to follow Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s instructions to avoid these types of complications. A perfectly executed surgery can be totally ruined if a patient opens the incisions or cannot heal the incisions.

Changes in nipple sensitivity can occur as well, but this occurs in less than 1% of patients in Dr. Hughes’s experience.


Cost of Breast Reduction in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA

  • The cost of breast reduction surgery is $15,000 to $20,000, depending upon the overall amount of reduction and the necessary skin removal.

Please note that pricing and cost for breast reduction may vary based on the individual needs of the patient.


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Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation with Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Breast reduction is a popular procedure that can deliver impressive results. To find out more about your breast reduction options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Hughes today.

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