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Breast Reduction Specialist

Linda Swanson, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & Los Alamitos, CA

Breast reduction is a truly life-changing surgery that can provide physical and emotional relief if you have large, heavy breasts. Large breasts can make you feel self-conscious, create back pain, and lead to other health concerns. At her practices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Dr. Linda Swanson offers breast reduction surgery to restore your quality of life and alleviate related physical and emotional pain. Book a consultation online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of breast reduction.

Breast Reduction Q & A

What is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective way to create a more beautiful silhouette while improving your quality of life and lessening pain. After this procedure, women have smaller, firmer breasts that are in better proportion to their body. Most women will also enjoy greater mobility, a reduction in back, neck, and shoulder pain, and an easier time finding clothes that fit properly.

Dr. Swanson uses a new minimal-incision technique for breast reduction, which requires fewer incisions than the traditional approach and keeps scars to a minimum.

Dr. Swanson removes excess breast fat, tissue, and skin to create a breast size that is more proportionate to your body. This technique also reduces surgery time, healing time, and leads to a better final breast shape.

As part of the regular surgical process, Dr. Swanson encourages you to allow a pathologist to examine your breast tissue to ensure that it’s clear of abnormalities.

What is the recovery time after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return home the same day as your surgery. As long as your job does not involve lifting or extreme reaching, you can expect to return to work within 7-10 days.

You can resume your regular activities, except for water sports, within two weeks. It’s important that surgical surfaces heal completely before swimming and other water activities. Complete healing can take 3-4 weeks.

What risks are associated with breast reduction surgery?

While breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure, anesthesia-related complications are possible. Other risks include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Blood clots
  • Skin discoloration
  • Breast firmness
  • Breast shape irregularities

There may also be issues with your ability to breastfeed. Dr. Swanson can discuss your plans to have children prior to your surgery to make sure a breast reduction is the right option for you.

If your breasts change again due to a pregnancy or weight gain or loss, it can alter the results of your breast reduction.

To learn more about the benefits of breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.

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