Women with large breasts may also experience emotional problems, including self-consciousness, anxiety and embarrassment. If you feel your breasts are too large for your body, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark may recommend a breast reduction, which will reduce and reshape your breasts so they are still full and feminine – just in a smaller and more manageable size.

Is a breast reduction right for you?

As Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark believe in truly personalized care, they determine candidacy for all of their procedures on an individual basis, following a careful examination and an open discussion about your needs, concerns, and desired results.

However, there are a variety of ways you can tell that your breasts are too large for your body and may benefit from an expert reduction.

If you possess any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to make a consultation with Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark today, so they can provide you with more personalized guidance on whether or not this procedure is in your best interest:

  • Your breasts appear quite large compared to your body frame.
  • Your breasts are heavy, and your nipples and areolas point downward.
  • One of your breasts is substantially larger than the other.
  • You suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain because your breasts are so heavy.
  • You commonly suffer from skin irritation underneath your breasts.
  • Your bra leaves indentation marks on your shoulders from accommodating the weight of your breasts.
  • Your breasts make it difficult for you to participate in physical activities.

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An overview of breast reduction surgery

To prepare for a breast reduction, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will thoroughly explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.

To begin your actual breast reduction surgery, one of our board-certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable and safe. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will then make either a vertical or anchor incision in your breasts. For the vertical incision, a cut will be made around the nipple and down the front of the breast. This is most appropriate for women with both excess breast tissue and moderate drooping. For the anchor incision, a wider, anchor-shaped cut will be made above and around the nipple and extending down to the bottom crease of the breast. The anchor is most often used for women with severe drooping, excess breast tissue, and a very low nipple position. As the incision is a critical aspect of your surgery, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will discuss the benefits and risks of each option and help you determine which incision is in your best interest.

After Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark have made the incision, they will expertly remove your excess skin, fat, and tissue to sculpt the exact breast size you desire. From there, they will carefully adjust the position of the nipple and areola, before re-contouring the breast to achieve your ideal shape. They will then close the incisions in such a way as to minimize any scarring, so the results of your breast reduction surgery are not only beautiful – but also extremely natural.

Occasionally, patients with extremely large breasts can have a reduction performed by liposuction alone. This procedure is more effective in younger patients with smaller volume excess, good skin quality, and also in patients trying to treat uneven breasts.

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Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz A nationally recognized breast surgeon.

Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.

A leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He’s a national educator for Sientra and Mentor Corporations anatomical breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Stark

Dr. Jennifer Stark is a true artist of the human body. With classical training in drawing, painting, and sculpting, in addition to her first-class medical training, Dr. Stark meticulously sculpts the breasts, face, or body to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome. With careful attention to her patient's wishes, she delivers natural-looking results that accentuate their unique anatomy and help them to feel more confident in their skin. Not only does she take great pride in providing results that you will love, but she also values the patient experience, creating an honest, compassionate, personable experience where you feel right at home.

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If large breasts are causing you both physical pain and emotional distress, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz today for a breast reduction from the most skilled plastic surgeon Westlake Village has to offer. During that meeting, he will carefully evaluate your breasts, while listening closely to your concerns, goals and desired results. From there, he will compose a custom treatment plan designed to reduce the overall size of your chest, ultimately achieving lighter and more manageable breasts you desire.

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