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Breast Reduction


Breast reduction surgery has become increasingly popular in Beverly Hills as more women are seeking relief from the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly large breasts. Dr. Ariel Ourian, a highly respected plastic surgeon, is known for his expertise in breast reduction procedures. With years of experience and the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Ourian delivers exceptional results to his patients, helping them achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast shape. Breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete, but the results are long-lasting and can dramatically improve quality of life for women struggling with the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts. If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, trust the expertise of Dr. Ariel Ourian for the best breast reduction Beverly Hills has to offer.


What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. Women with large, heavy breasts may experience physical discomfort, including neck pain, back pain, and shoulder pain, as well as difficulty exercising or finding properly fitting clothes. A breast reduction can alleviate these symptoms by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, and reshaping the remaining breast tissue to create a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast shape. The procedure can also improve self-confidence and quality of life for women who have been struggling with the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete, with recovery time varying depending on the extent of the procedure.

Breast Reduction







Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Some patients may choose a Los Angeles breast reduction for purely cosmetic reasons, as they are unhappy with the appearance of their large breasts. However, many others are candidates because they experience physical discomfort as a result of having excessively large breasts, which is referred to medically as “macromastia.” You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you experience any of the following:

  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of large pendulous breasts
  • Skin irritation or chafing below the breast crease
  • Indentations or discomfort from bra straps
  • Difficulty or limitations performing physical activity, including exercising
  • Self-consciousness, emotional distress, or other negative feelings about the appearance of your large breasts

While a breast reduction can help alleviate these problems, it is also important to ensure you are generally healthy overall before undergoing the surgery. You should also be at a stable weight before choosing breast reduction. Dr. Ourian will review your health history and determine whether you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery during a thorough consultation.

HOW IS A Breast Reduction


Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions around the areola and down to the breast crease. The excess tissue, fat, and skin are then removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to improve the overall appearance of the breasts.

In some cases, the surgeon may also reposition the nipples and areolas to a higher position on the breast. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and a compression garment or bra is applied to aid in the healing process.

After the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the breasts, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the surgeon. Most patients can return to work and normal daily activities within one to two weeks after the surgery, but should avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for several weeks.

What Procedures Can I Combine with Breast Reduction?

It is not uncommon for patients to combine their Beverly Hills breast reduction with other body contouring procedures.

In some cases, patients may choose a breast reduction as part of their mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a highly customizable treatment which combines two or more procedures to address the changes that occur in the body as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Commonly, these may include a tummy tuckliposuction, or labiaplasty, among other procedures.

Some breast reduction patients may also choose to combine the procedure with liposuction to ensure a balanced silhouette. Many patients undergoing breast reduction have liposuction of the excess fat in under the arm pits at the same time.  Additionally, liposuction may be used to remove fat from areas such as the thighs, abdomen, back, or arms to create a more toned appearance.

How Much Does a Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills Cost?

The cost of a breast reduction in Los Angeles will vary depending on factors including the extent of your surgery and the expertise of your surgeon. In addition, geographic location affects the cost of a breast reduction.

However, breast reduction surgery may be covered, fully or partially, by your health insurance. This depends on your insurance provider. Typically, you must demonstrate that a breast reduction was medically necessary because of symptoms associated with your large breasts, such as neck and back pain, or skin irritation under the breast crease.


Frequently asked questions

Breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary, such as if the large breasts are causing physical discomfort or medical issues.

Breast reduction surgery may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed, but the extent of the impact depends on the surgical technique used and the individual patient’s body. It’s important to discuss this with your surgeon if you plan on breastfeeding in the future.

Yes, breast reduction surgery typically results in scarring, but the scars are typically discreet and will fade over time.

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Dr. Ourian is a top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Labiaplasty, Facelift, and Liposuction. Dr. Ourian proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu as well as the San Fernando Valley, encompassing Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
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