Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

What’s the Recovery Time for a Breast Reduction?

While society may appreciate larger breasts, if they’re disproportionate to a woman’s stature, they can cause significant physical distress. 

This distress can include chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain, migraines, bra strap grooves dug into the shoulders, and skin irritation/rash. If your breasts bring you discomfort and pain, a breast reduction at Rodeo Surgical Art could be the answer to this problem.

How is a Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reductions have come a long way in both advancements and patient outcomes, and none are better than those performed by Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art. In some cases, a reduction deemed medically necessary may be covered by insurance. 

Breast reductions are performed in our state-of-the-art facilities under general anesthesia and begin with the incision that best suits the type of breast reduction you’re having. One type is the vertical, or “lollipop” reduction and involves incisions around the areola and vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, which is the crease beneath the breast. This allows for the removal of the excess breast and fatty tissue and reshaping of the breast internally

Another type is the anchor incision reduction, where incisions encircle the areola and go down to the inframammary fold vertically, and some skin is removed, creating a keyhole shape. A third incision is made along the underside of the inframammary fold to create room for more intensive fat and breast tissue removal. Once the tissue is removed, the incisions are brought together for breast reshaping, nipple and areola repositioning, and closure.

An alternative to traditional techniques is scarless breast reduction. For individuals with less breast relaxation who elect to have limited reduction, this uses a liposuction technique. This minimizes complications and results in a smooth recovery with fewer wounds to require healing.

Consultations available now

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained medical staff at Rodeo Surgical Art will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you’re embarrassed and uncomfortable with your large breasts, wish you could wear more form-fitting clothes, and want to reduce discomfort, a consultation with Dr. Mashhadian can determine if you’re an ideal candidate.

What is Recovery Like?

Your reduction is performed at Rodeo Surgical Art’s state-of-the-art facilities, and with a loved one’s help, you’ll be able to return home the same day. There will be bandages on your chest, and drains may be necessary to minimize fluid retention. A compression device or surgical bra may also be necessary. A standard recovery period for breast reduction is 1-2 weeks with limited physical activity and range of motion for your arms. You may resume moderate exercise after 4 – 6 weeks.

For 15 years, Dr. Mashhadian has developed and perfected the Recovery EXL™ proprietary system, which begins with advanced procedural techniques designed to reduce pain and recovery times. In fact, many patients require no pain medication at all and experience immediate mobility with much faster recovery times. Don’t let the fear of pain and discomfort keep you from taking back your confidence and improving your physical silhouette.

You don’t have to live with overly large breasts anymore. The Rodeo Surgical Art Team and Dr. Mashhadian provide our patients with the highest standard of care, and we’re with you every step of the way through your recovery. Many reduction patients say their procedure was the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves. Our cutting edge approach to cosmetic rejuvenation allows us to give you the shape and confidence you should have had all along.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

*Individual Results May Vary

Take the Next Step

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation 

To schedule your in-person Breast Reduction consultation, call Rodeo Surgical Art at (310) 652-4500. We look forward to hearing from you!

More To Explore

Virtual Consultations