Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Best Breast Reduction in Long Beach, CA | Waltzman Plastic Surgery

Excessively large breasts can be caused by genetics, but breast enlargement may also develop after weight gain, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Women with large breasts often experience physical pain, skin irritation, social anxiety, and a reduced ability to stay physically active. Breast reduction surgery can relieve these symptoms and restore a more balanced appearance to your figure.

Breast reduction surgery, also called “reduction mammoplasty,” is designed to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissues, and skin. The nipple-areolar complexes can also be resized and repositioned as needed. This transformative surgery can improve posture, increase confidence, and give you the freedom to easily fit into more clothing styles. Many of Dr. Waltzman’s breast reduction patients feel that their procedure is life-changing and allows them to finally maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about breast reduction surgery in Long Beach, CA with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman by reading on or scheduling a consultation today. We are located in Long Beach, CA and proudly serve patients from all over the Los Angeles area and Southern California.

When Is It Time to Consider a Breast Reduction?

You may want to consider a breast reduction if you exhibit the following:

  • Large, pendulous breasts that cause chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Skin irritation and rashes on the skin beneath the breasts and under the bra straps
  • Enlarged areolas due to stretched skin
  • Nipples rest significantly below the breast crease when unsupported
  • The weight of your breasts interferes with your ability to be physically active

Women considering reduction mammoplasty should also not be pregnant. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it’s important to understand that the weight fluctuations and hormonal changes of pregnancy can negatively affect your long-term results. If you’ve recently given birth, you should wait at least 6 months before considering breast surgery.

Your Consultation for a Breast Reduction in Long Beach

Dr. Waltzman understands that women considering this cosmetic surgery may feel overwhelmed with their options, which is why he holds comforting, informative consultations. At your consultation, Dr. Waltzman will explain the procedure in detail, discuss which surgical technique would best meet your needs, and evaluate your breasts to determine the extent of treatment needed.

This process also includes evaluating your general health, taking detailed measurements and photos, and assessing the quality of the breast skin and the placement of the nipple-areolar complex. Based on the information obtained, he will recommend a course of treatment that meets your needs.

Dr. Waltzman will also guide you through your full range of options to achieve the look you desire. Women seeking a breast reduction often want to improve the look of their overall body contours. Procedures like liposuction and abdominoplasty can remove stubborn fat, eliminate excess skin, and restore a slimmer body shape. Whichever procedure you choose, Dr. Waltzman is committed to delivering superior results that complement the natural architecture of your body.

How Reduction Mammoplasty is Performed

The goal of reduction mammoplasty is to reduce volume while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing shape and contour of the breasts, improve your self-image, and allow you to be physically active again without discomfort.

This procedure is most commonly performed using the following techniques:

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Ready to book a procedure with Dr. Waltzman? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your new aesthetic journey today!

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Ready to book a procedure with Dr. Waltzman? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your new aesthetic journey today!

FAQS About Breast Reduction Surgery in Long Beach, CA

During the first week, your breasts may feel sore and swollen, but Dr. Waltzman will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. At 2 weeks post-op, you should start feeling much better, and most of your symptoms will have resolved by this point.

Most patients return to work and other activities after about 2 weeks, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. You may have residual swelling that persists for months, but it’s important to understand that this is a natural part of the healing process.

Yes. Breast tissue is affected by weight loss and weight gain. Aging, pregnancy, and menopause all affect your hormones, which naturally affect your breasts as well. Young women who have this procedure may experience breast growth due to weight gain, oral contraceptives, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. In some cases, a revision surgery may be needed.

Many of Dr. Waltzman’s breast reduction patients have had success with breastfeeding after their procedure. However, there is the potential for the need to supplement feeding with formula.

In some cases, this procedure is covered by insurance, but medical criteria will vary depending on the insurance company. It’s important to contact your insurance carrier to verify this.

Yes. Dr. Waltzman offers gynecomastia surgery for men with enlarged breasts.

Every patient’s needs are different and will therefore need a unique treatment plan. For this reason, it’s not ideal to generalize pricing. We can provide you with a detailed cost breakdown after you meet with Dr. Waltzman in a personalized consultation.

Dr. Waltzman is adept in several cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries, including breast augmentation, fat transfer breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast implant removal, and more. You can see a summary of each procedure by visiting our breast surgery overview page.

Want to See What Breast Reduction Surgery Can Do for You?

If you would like to enjoy the many benefits that breast reduction can offer you, you must first meet with a highly trained and qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Josh Waltzman is a Long Beach breast reduction surgeon who strives for outstanding results and total patient satisfaction. Contact Dr. Waltzman’s team by filling out our online form today!

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Learn why Dr. Waltzman has been trusted by many throughout Southern California and why you should choose him for your aesthetic journey.

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Learn why Josh Waltzman, MD has been trusted by many throughout Southern California and why you should choose him for your aesthetic journey.

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