Breast Reduction FAQ

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.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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The weight of her breasts was causing a great deal of pain for this 27-year-old woman. She was tired of having constant pain in her neck and back and wanted to find a talented plastic surgeon who performed breast reduction in Los Angeles. After some research and careful consideration, she made an appointment at Dr. Stoker's practice.Du... Read More
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This 30-year-old nurse was unhappy with how her breasts had begun to sag. Interested in what plastic surgery could do to restore her breasts, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who could perform a breast lift. She decided to make an appointment with one of the surgeons at Dr. Stoker's practice.After examining her breas... Read More
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This 50-year-old woman had considered undergoing a breast reduction for years and now that her children were grown, she decided that it was time to start enjoying life without the burdensome weight of her tremendously large breasts. Without further delay, she began looking for a breast reduction specialist who could help address her concerns,... Read More
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is it possible to lift the breast when performing a breast reduction?

When I reduce the size of a breast, I also strive to improve its appearance. This includes lifting the breast and repositioning the areola.

Will I have nipple sensation following a breast reduction?

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.

What are some of the possible complications from a breast reduction?

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.

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Does insurance cover breast reductions?

Insurance usually covers breast reductions. The medical condition caused by overly large breasts is called symptomatic macromastia.

How much time do I need to take off from work following a breast reduction?

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.

Is the areola made smaller during breast reduction surgery?

Typically I make the areola diameter smaller during breast reductions to optimize the proportions of the new breast.

Where are the final scars located in breast reduction surgery?

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.

Is it possible to improve breast symmetry when performing a breast reduction?

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.

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