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More about Breast Reduction

Very large breasts can be due to a combination of breast tissue and fatty tissue. In younger patients it tends to be the former while in older patients it can be more of the latter. Regardless of your breast composition there are very strict criteria that insurance companies require you to meet in order to cover your breast reduction. We are happy to help you navigate this process and can provide financing options if your insurance does not cover it.

The procedure requires incisions on the breast itself and around the areola. These can fade over time and are not visible when wearing a bra. Reducing the size of the areola, if needed, is performed at the same time. An added benefit of a breast reduction is that we simultaneously lift the breasts to a more youthful and perky position.

Fat tissue around the breasts, particularly in the armpit area, can detract from the natural beauty of the breasts. In some cases simply removing the surrounding fat with chest liposuction can help define the breast borders and greatly improve their appearance.

Following a breast reduction the breasts will take time to settle into their final shape. We highly recommend wearing supportive bras throughout the healing process to help them heal in a lifted and supported position with less tension on the incisions.

Breast Reduction Recovery

After the operating room, you will be taken to a recovery area to be cared for. You will go home the same day or recover in a hotel if you have traveled in from out of town. You will have a supportive non-wire bra and perhaps other supportive dressings.

We offer less traumatic techniques and long-acting numbing medication to help you have a rapid recovery. We let you shower starting the next day, and most patients can return to work 48 hours after surgery. Some swelling is expected and as each side can swell differently, minor asymmetries may come and go until they are fully healed.

Antibiotics are generally given on the day of surgery and in cases with implants they may be beneficial to take after surgery as well. We find that most of our patients do not need opioids after surgery and do well with Tylenol and non-drowsy pain medications.. After surgery, you may have minor bruising and soreness for several days.

Regular walking is encouraged to prevent blood clots, starting the morning after surgery. It is common to restrict your return to high-impact exercises like running and jumping in order to prevent unnecessary pull on your incisions if need be. You will receive after-care instructions before and after your surgery and have plenty of time to ask questions.

We generally like to check on you in person a week or two after surgery. We will schedule additional visits to check on your healing progress, which can be done virtually if you live out of town. Healing takes time and your breast shape can take several weeks to reach the intended appearance.

When you are ready to take the next step, please contact us online using our confidential form or call / text 415-523-5235 to schedule a consultation.

Flying in For Surgery

If you’re flying in from out of town to see Dr. Pourtaheri, Team B.A.E. will arrange the process to make it as easy as possible for you.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco breast reduction patients trust the team at Bay Area Esthetics to achieve smaller, beautiful breasts.

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Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco breast reduction patients trust the team at Bay Area Esthetics to achieve smaller, beautiful breasts.
Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco breast reduction patients trust the team at Bay Area Esthetics to achieve smaller, beautiful breasts.