Breast Reduction

Relief from the Physical Pain of Oversized Breasts, Providing an Innovative Minimal Scar Option

Dr. Anshu Gupta has met many women that suffer the physical and psychological burdens associated with large, heavy breasts. At his practice, Verve Plastic Surgery, he offers a safe and effective solution: breast reduction surgery. The goal of the procedure is to remove a significant portion of the heft and bring the breasts into better proportion with the rest of the body. Breast reduction patients typically feel much lighter and more comfortable with their bodies after surgery.

Dr. Gupta changed my life! I was suffering with a DDD bra size. I weigh 124 lbs. and have a small body frame. Carrying around that extra weight was painful, exhausting and inconvenient when shopping for clothes, swimsuits… At consultation I was pleased with Dr. Gupta’s honesty and how professional he is. My surgery was done 3 months ago and I am walking on cloud nine. The results are spectacular! I feel proportioned for the first time in 45 years. I am now 57 years of age and have the breast size and look I have dreamed of for so long. The results are perfect! I am forever grateful to him and his personable office team!

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

You may be a suitable candidate for breast reduction if you suffer physical or psychological side effects from large, heavy breasts. These symptoms could include any of the following:

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain
  • Indentations in the shoulders from the bra straps
  • Poor posture (i.e., naturally hunched over)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Limitations on exercise or physical activity
  • Embarrassment or shame due to the appearance of the breasts
  • Trouble finding clothing that fits

If you are interested in pursuing breast reduction, Dr. Gupta will meet with you during a one-on-one consultation. He will examine your breasts, noting the amount of excess tissue and skin. He will also look at the elasticity of your skin to determine whether it will properly “hug” the new breast contours after surgery. He will work with you to determine your goals of surgery and plan out your new breast size and shape.

You will receive detailed pre-operative instructions to help you feel informed and comfortable planning for the day of surgery and your recovery.

Procedural Details

Breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or surgical center setting. You will be released a few hours after your procedure and will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.

To begin breast reduction surgery, Dr. Gupta will make the surgical incisions on the breast. He will choose one of several common incision patterns:

  • Donut-shaped incision – encircles the areola. Our practice in Solana Beach, San Diego, takes pride in providing this innovative approach to many breast lift candidates, thus producing as minimal a scar as possible.
  • Lollipop-shaped incision – encircles the areola and extends vertically down to the crease of the breast
  • Anchor-shaped incision: encircles the areola, extends vertically down to the crease of the breast and horizontally along the breast crease

Through the incisions, Dr. Gupta will remove excess breast tissue and reshape the breast mound. He will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin around the newly shaped breast mound. Finally, he will close the incisions with sutures and bandage the breasts. Dr. Gupta will also place a special garment over the breasts that provides compression and helps the tissues heal while controlling swelling.

Recovering from Breast Reduction

The breasts will be sore and swollen after surgery; these side effects are temporary and will eventually subside.

During breast reduction recovery, it’s critical to get plenty of rest and allow the body to heal from surgery. Take a week or two off from work and avoid any bending, heavy lifting or strenuous movement (including aerobic exercise) until Dr. Gupta advises you that it is safe to resume these activities.

You will see initial results almost immediately after your surgery, and the results will continue to improve as swelling subsides.

Learn More about Breast Reduction

If you would like more information about breast reduction surgery, please contact Verve Plastic Surgery and request a consultation with Dr. Gupta. Call our office today at (760) 436-7600.

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