Breast Reduction in West Hills, CA
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What is a Breast Reduction?
Women with abnormally large and heavy breasts tend to experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. Some may struggle with self-esteem issues or find that they draw unwanted attention with the way their body is built. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang in West Hills, CA has helped countless women improve their quality of life through breast reduction surgery. This aesthetic surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller and manageable size. It also reduces the size of the areolas and nipples and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. Reach out to Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to learn if breast reduction surgery is right for you.
What to Expect from a Breast Reduction
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment conducted under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on a few factors, including the surgical technique and the size of the reduction. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. In most cases, liposuction is needed for fat and tissue removal to reduce breast size. After surgery, patients will be monitored closely in our private recovery room before they are discharged home. A thin tube for draining is usually placed near the surgical site, and you will need to wear a compression bra for several days that will increase blood circulation to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the post-surgery effects should go away.
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If you are looking for a plastic surgeon with top notch skills, fantastic bedside manner and style, then Dr. Hwang is the doctor for you! Dr. Hwang was apart of a surgical team during my breast reduction. He was easy to talk to and most importantly listened to my concerns. His staff was amazing and provided a great experience all around. After the procedure Dr. Hwang made sure I had his contact info and encouraged me to reach out for any questions or concerns. Thank you Dr. Hwang for everything!
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A New Life With Smaller Breasts
Breast reduction is a powerful, transformative approach to improving your body shape and lifestyle. There is no reason to keep experiencing the discomfort that comes with having large breasts. During your first visit to our office in West Hills, CA, Dr. Hwang will go over all of the steps to reach your desired outcome. We welcome you to call Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction procedure.
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Breast Reduction FAQs
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery will be reviewed with Dr. Hwang in your consultation. When He has created your treatment plan, it will be easier to estimate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Breast reduction surgery usually leads to a significant improvement in all aspects of life, so our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment affordable. We will also help you work with your insurance company to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance may cover part of the cost of your surgery if it's deemed medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, tell Dr. Hwang so he can help with your insurance claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might cover the surgery and the information they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements like your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position during the surgery. If a large amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola complex may be cut out and moved. Dr. Hwang will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher on the breast. It's also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Hwang helps you choose the best treatment plan to achieve your goals.