Breast Reduction in Los Angeles
Large breasts that are heavy and pendulous can cause tremendous issues for women, both physically and emotionally. Dense, heavy, large breasts often cause chronic, debilitating neck and back pain and make it difficult to engage in activities of daily living and exercise. Emotional and self-esteem issues can arise from having large breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of one’s body. Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective method of decreasing the size of the breasts while maintaining (or improving upon) their natural shape. As a leading breast reduction surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Robert Applebaum has seen first-hand the emotional and physical relief breast reduction surgery offers to women that are unhappy with their enlarged breasts.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Generally, women who are good candidates for breast reduction are those who:
- Have D cup or larger breasts that impact their daily living
- Have chronic back, neck and/or shoulder pain due to oversized breasts
- Have deep grooving on the shoulders from wearing support bras that hold up heavy breasts
- Experience self-esteem issues due to the shape and size of their breasts
- Experience impairment of activities due to large breasts and difficulty with exercise
To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Applebaum will meet with you in consultation to perform a breast examination for assessment of size and shape, and review your general medical history. Because each patient is unique, he will also discuss both the aesthetic and functional outcomes while developing a personalized treatment plan that is designed to meet your goals for a breast reduction procedure. Dr. Applebaum will answer questions and review the breast reduction procedure extensively a second time with you. He will also provide you with post-op instructions during your pre-operative appointment. Insurance coverage for breast reduction depends on several factors; Dr. Applebaum and his staff work with each patient to obtain preauthorization for breast reduction surgery.