About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can be uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally. In addition to causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, overdeveloped breasts can lead to unwanted attention. Dr. Ethan Baughman is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Westlake Village, CA who helps women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery removes excess breast tissue to bring the chest into proportion with the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery can also decrease the size of the nipples and areolas, then move them to the correct position on the newly reduced breasts. If needed, a breast lift can be combined with breast reduction surgery to remove any excess skin so the breasts are firm and perky.
If you are burdened with large, heavy breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be a life-changing choice. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience emotional anxiety or find it difficult to live an active life because of the size and weight of their breasts. If you also deal with chronic skin rashes under your breasts or back and neck pain, breast reduction surgery may help. Patients should be at a healthy, stable weight and in good overall health.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I can't speak highly enough for Dr. Baughman and my own personal experience with him, his staff and my results from my breast augmentation. I felt at ease to know if I ever had a question I could contact him directly. Every time I did contact him he responded fast and was always polite and professional. It has only been 6 days and I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results thus far!! Dr. Baughman is an extremely proficient surgeon who takes a lot of pride in his work and cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend him! Thank you Dr.Baughman!"- J.F. / Google / Apr 26, 2021
"I had bilateral breast augmentation using silicone implants with Dr. Baughman and I am extremely happy with his work. The morning after surgery he contacted me to follow up and make sure everything was good. My recovery process has been very satisfactory, I haven’t had any significant pain or discomfort. I am actually surprised, I thought it was going to be more difficult during the first few days but I only had a bit of pain during the evening after the surgery and that was it. Dr. Baughman did a wonderful job, he is very professional and he’s always been willing to answer my questions. I am more than happy with the results, everything looks great and in its right place. My breasts look gorgeous! I definitely recommend him. If you’re thinking about having this type of surgery, trust me, he’s the right man for the job!"- J.S. / Google / Apr 20, 2021
"I recently had my Tummy Tuck/Lipo with Breast Augmentation with Dr Baughman. Due to not living in the same city I met him the day of my surgery. Being my first surgery EVER I was very apprehensive and meeting my surgeon the day of, I had my own reservations BUT he was amazing! Very thorough, helpful, concise and reassuring. I let out a sigh of relief like ahh, take me back, I’m ready now. He checked in with me the following day with a phone call and text to see how I was doing and to ensure, if I had any questions, please ask. He will be available for any questions or concerns and has been. I had my 1 week followup with him today and I received the same service. Very thorough, very helpful, very reassuring and I left just feeling great about the overall service I received from him. I am loving my results so far and can’t wait to see my final. If you are seeking out an amazing thorough Dr with amazing results, Dr Baughman is your go to Dr."- A.L. / Google / May 13, 2021
"Dr. Baughman did an amazing job on my surgery! I had a 300 CC silicone breast augmentation. I originally wanted 350 CC but he suggested that I size down for a better and easy recovery and it really was! I am very happy with my results. It’s been about a month and the scars are barely noticeable and healing really well! I went from an 32A cup to a 32C cup which is all i really wanted! 10/10; I highly recommend him! He and the whole staff at Beautologie were so helpful, easy to talk to, and very welcoming :)"- J.Z. / Google / May 20, 2021
"Of all the good things I could say, I will say my experience with Dr. Baughman was by far the best. From my consultation apt, I knew he was the one for my breast augmentation surgery. I had visited a few others, but at my apt with Dr. Baughman I was amazed by how clear and thorough he explained in detail how the surgery would be. He Is very kind and enthusiastic towards procedures which brings on the good energy. Along with other nurses he works with the day of surgery. It was all the best experience for me. I would do breast augmentation all over again with Dr. Baughman !"- S.S. / Google / Sep 27, 2021
Surgical breast reduction is usually an outpatient process and is performed with general anesthesia. The length of surgery depends on various factors, including the technique and incision pattern used, as well as how much reduction is required. Having the nipple-areola complex reduced and moved will also add to your surgical time. For most patients, liposuction is used to remove the needed amount of breast tissue. The remaining tissue will be adjusted so the breasts are smooth and even before the skin is pulled taut and the incision is closed.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. You will be put in a compression bra to reduce swelling, encourage blood circulation, and keep your breasts in place. Depending on the amount of tissue removed, you may see some improvements right away, but it may take a few months to see your final results once your breasts have settled into position and the swelling has subsided. The vast selection of our patients at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery say they feel lighter and more comfortable after breast reduction surgery. To maintain your results, you should stay at a healthy, stable weight since significant weight gain may impact your breast size and shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Baughman in your consultation. Once he has created your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Baughman so he can help with your claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola complex may be cut out and moved. Dr. Baughman will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Baughman helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Baughman suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. Dr. Baughman has helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your consultation at our superior facility, Dr. Baughman will tailor a surgical plan to fit your needs and goals. Please call our office in Westlake Village, CA to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.