Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
When considering a breast reduction surgery in Los Angeles, you may have a lot of questions about what to expect before, during, and after surgery. These FAQs should help you learn a little more about breast reduction. If you have more specific questions, Dr. David Stoker can answer them in your personal consultation. Request a consultation online or call us at (310) 300-1779.
When I reduce the size of a breast, I also strive to improve its appearance. This includes lifting the breast and repositioning the areola.
Most of my patients retain nipple sensation following a Los Angeles breast reduction. I leave the nipple attached to the underlying nerves rather than detaching it as in the older free nipple graft technique.
Complications tend to be minor and resolve over the course of a month or two with appropriate treatment. Possible complications from a breast reduction include slow healing, infection or bleeding. Careful planning, meticulous technique and diligent post-operative care all help to decrease the rate of problems.
Insurance usually covers breast reductions. The medical condition caused by overly large breasts is called symptomatic macromastia.
My patients typically take a few days to a week off from work following their breast reduction surgery in Los Angeles. Exercise may be resumed when incisions are healed approximately one month later.
Typically I make the areola diameter smaller during breast reductions to optimize the proportions of the new breast.
The scars from a breast reduction are in the pattern of either a lollipop or inverted-T (anchor). The scars tend to fade over the course of a year. I use modern plastic surgery techniques to optimize their appearance.
Most women's breasts are slightly different sizes, and that is especially true with larger breasts. I routinely make adjustments to the breasts to improve their symmetry when I perform a breast reduction.