It’s a common misconception that bigger breasts are better.
For people whose excess breast tissue throws their breast-to-hip ratio out of proportion, nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a challenge to find undergarments to provide the right amount of support, fit well, and be comfortable. If it’s too tight, the straps can dig into the shoulders, sometimes severely enough to leave behind grooves. Sweat can cause the skin on the underside of the breasts to become inflamed and develop rashes. The weight of large breasts can pull on the shoulders and neck, causing discomfort, poor posture, and headaches.
In short – bigger breasts are not always attractive or comfortable.
At Rodeo Surgical Art, we understand everything you’re going through, and Dr. David Mashhadian is invested in helping you restore balance to your body and mind with a breast reduction.
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
Dr. Mashhadian understands the discomforts of overly large breasts and offers his patients a breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty. This procedure removes excess glandular and fatty tissue in the breasts to reduce the patient’s neck and back strain and bring the body’s proportions more properly in line. There are a few different surgical techniques to achieve a good breast shape and size.
Patients with a smaller amount of breast tissue to remove may need only an incision around the areola, through which Dr. Mashhadian can carefully and gently remove the necessary tissue to reduce the size and reshape the breast.
For patients requiring a moderate amount of tissue removal, a keyhole incision can be made encircling the areola and extending in a triangle down to the inframammary fold—the incision looks like a keyhole, thus the name. Dr. Mashhadian can remove more tissue and has more control of the breast shape. For some having this type of procedure, it may be necessary to relocate and resize the nipple. Dr. Mashhadian preserves the nipple stalk, nerves, and milk ducts as much as he can so your nipples function as closely as possible to their pre-reduction state.
The anchor or inverted-T incision is made around the areola and vertically down the breast and horizontally along the inframammary fold. Dr. Mashhadian performs this type of reduction mammaplasty for more intense fat and tissue removal.
The amount of shaping is more extensive, and relocating and resizing the areola and nipple is almost always necessary for the most pleasing, natural breast shape. The incisions are closed, and once they’re healed, the scars may be virtually unnoticeable and entirely covered by bras or bathing suits.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Generally, healthy women whose breast size leaves them top-heavy are the best candidates for a breast reduction. If you suffer from back or neck pain, skin irritations, or other complications due to oversize breasts for your frame, Dr. Mashhadian can answer all your questions about a reduction mammaplasty during a comprehensive consultation.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
For some severe cases, a breast reduction may be deemed medically necessary by your physician to relieve the physical strain your breasts cause. In this situation, your insurance company may cover part or even all of your cost of a reduction. For patients whose procedures are deemed cosmetic only, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the average price of a breast reduction at $5,475. This will often vary by region and the experience of your surgeon.
At Rodeo Surgical Art, we don’t want our patients feeling like they have to live with uncomfortably sized breasts simply because of the cost involved. A breast reduction is an investment in yourself, both physically and emotionally, and it’s a procedure which many of our prior patients call the best decision they’ve ever made. We make every effort to keep our pricing as affordable and competitive as possible.
Dr. Mashhadian performs breast reductions in our state-of-the-art surgical suite right next door to the Rodeo Surgical Art offices, which reduces hospital facility and anesthetic fees. We’ve also carefully cultivated our clients for our boutique-style practice to receive quality attention and care from Dr. Mashhadian himself without putting too much of the cost on each individual appointment.
By partnering with leading healthcare lending companies such as Care Credit and Parasail, we offer our patients versatile financing options, so you don’t have to choose between your well-being and your pocketbook.
At Rodeo Surgical Art, our concern is for your whole well-being. We walk this journey with you, from your consultation through your transformation and beyond.