The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduction Mammaplasty for San Francisco

Overly large breasts can be a literal burden. That's why we offer breast reduction surgery for San Francisco-area patients seeking physical relief. Large breasts can cause discomfort and tension, and they can appear to be out of proportion with the rest of a person's figure.

The breast reduction surgery, also called a "reduction mammaplasty," eases neck and back pain by removing fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts. You may also want to consider a breast lift, which corrects asymmetries and gives the chest a naturally perky look. Whether you're looking into breast reduction for pain relief, a change to your physical appearance, or both, it is important to communicate with your doctor so you can work together toward the results you want.

Talk to a professional about breast reduction surgery in the Bay Area by calling The Jacobs Center's San Francisco office (415.433.0303) or Healdsburg office (707.473.0220).

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?

A breast reduction is ideal for patients who struggle with heavy breasts that hang, giving the impression of sagging and drooping. Pendulous breasts tend to have nipples that point toward the ground. Such breasts often act as a weight that pulls the upper part of a patient's frame forward, generating pain in the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

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Men with overly developed breasts or a sagging chest may also choose to have breast reduction surgery. Often this can be performed with liposuction alone, or in combination with fat grafting, to minimize the need for scars.

Your doctor will determine the physical makeup of your breasts and consider the desired final result, then decide on a surgery that involves some combination of liposuction, tissue excision, and skin removal. The procedure may also involve repositioning the areolas and nipples to a higher position on the breast, if necessary.

Dr. Eric Culbertson
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American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified surgeon for breast & body-focused procedures, Dr. Culbertson personally strives to achieve natural yet undeniable results that bolster one's self esteem and reinforce, rather than change, one's identity.

What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery typically takes a few hours, and you will soon notice the results—in the mirror, and in the weight no longer tugging you downward. Patients usually require a week or two of recovery time, and about a month of restricted physical activity.* The doctor will work closely with each patient to ensure the best recovery possible through follow-up care and an understanding of what to expect.

Moving Forward

If you want to learn more about breast reduction surgery, call for a consultation. Reach The Jacobs Center's San Francisco office at 415.433.0303 or the Healdsburg office at 707.473.0220.

* Patient Results May Vary

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