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Breast Reduction 

The size of your breasts can impact your quality of life in a number of ways, from the way your clothes fit to issues with your back and neck. In particular, unnecessarily large breasts can create social, functional, and physical concerns for women, while uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, in addition to aches and pains. 

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Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you’ve been challenged with excessively large breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, a San Francisco breast reduction might be the best way to achieve your ideal figure. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience emotional stress or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life due to the weight of their breasts. Some patients also deal with consistent skin problems, as well as back or neck pain, which breast reduction surgery can readily eliminate.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. James Anthony is a plastic surgeon who performs outstanding breast reductions in San Francisco. He has helped innumerable women regain their confidence and feel more comfortable with their body. 

Breast reduction is an aesthetically oriented surgery that removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue, to re-define and reshape the breasts to a size that’s more compatible with the rest of your bodily proportions.

Breast reduction surgery can also reshape the size of the nipples/areolas, and move them for total symmetry. In most situations, a breast lift can result in a more taut and younger-looking appearance.

Before & After

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A gifted artist and compassionate human being! Absolutely the most fantastic plastic surgeon! Immediately after my mastectomy in 1998, he performed a very complicated and hours-long tram flap operation. The results were beautiful—as related to me by many doctors and nurses over the years. Seventeen years later, I asked him to perform a breast reduction surgery—I didn't want anyone but him working on my breasts. I live in New York now and so flew to San Francisco for this procedure. I am so happy with the results. He is truly a gifted artist and a compassionate human being.


What to Expect

During your in-person consultation, Dr. Anthony will walk you through every area of the breast reduction procedure so you will be aware of all the steps, and can feel comfortable and safe. He’ll also talk over what you can expect in terms of scarring and aftercare procedure. While scarring is typical following a breast reduction, the combination of Dr. Anthony’s vast surgical skill and his use of advanced techniques tend to result in a noticeable reduction of visible scarring.

Once surgery has been completed, you’ll be closely monitored in our comfortable recovery facility before being discharged to begin your healing process at home.

A compression bra will be put in place for a few days to boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. Your breasts will position themselves and settle, as the post-surgery effects diminish over the course of the next month or so.

Our happy patients often tell us they feel lighter and much more relieved after their breast reduction, enjoying the clothes they couldn’t wear before and feeling enthusiastic about their new shape. Keep in mind that it’s important to maintain a healthy body weight to avoid affecting your results in a negative way.

Dr. Anthony’s Surgical Technique

Our San Francisco breast reduction is an outpatient operation and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The length of the procedure depends on several factors, including the complexity of the incision, the reduction technique, and how much reduction is required. Areola and nipple area repositioning are also factors. 

Liposuction is necessary for many patients, for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.

Live Your Life with the Body You Want

Dr. Anthony has helped countless women regain confidence in their body, mind, and spirit for a more fulfilling life following a San Francisco breast reduction surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will go over all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There’s no need to simply accept the discomfort that can come with unnecessarily large breasts. You can have the body you want. Please call our office to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

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How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will create your personalized treatment plan, at which point he can fully 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 easier to afford.

Will my Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?

Your health insurance might very well cover some of the cost of your surgery if it’s considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Anthony 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?

Yes, the nipple-areola complex is moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. Dr. Anthony 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. Anthony helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.

Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Reduction?

Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. While many women can still breastfeed after a breast reduction, others cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding, which is why Dr. Anthony suggests that patients be finished with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my Breasts Re-Grow After Surgery?

Following reduction surgery, your breasts might get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why we recommend that patients maintain healthy weight prior to surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best breast reduction San Francisco has to offer.

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