Do you experience back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain because of your breasts? Do your shoulders have grooving from your bra straps? Ever dream of going braless? A breast reduction is the perfect fix for women with large breasts who want them made smaller in size. Along with general fatigue caused by having very large breasts, women with this condition find it hard to find clothes that fit right, buy bathing suits, and participate in sports.
Through a combination of listening to your appearance goals, careful measurements and extensive experience, Dr. Varkony can help you achieve your new look!
If you are interested in a breast reduction, request a consultation online with Dr. Steven Varkony, or call our office at (818) 907-9090 to schedule your complimentary consultation today, and be on the way to the new you!
You deserve it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I an ideal candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?
The best breast reduction patient is in good health, a non-smoker, and is able to avoid blood thinning medications for two weeks before surgery. She is experiencing back, shoulder, and neck pain due to large breasts.
What technique is used during surgery?
Several techniques are available for women undergoing a breast reduction.
For most cases the“anchor” pattern is used. The incision goes around the nipple-areolar complex, extends down the front of the breast, and a horizontal incision in the crease.
For those women who require a smaller reduction, minimal incision techniques are available which reduce the breast size with liposuction in combination with removal of the extra skin. This results in faster surgery and less recovery time.
What is the cost of a Breast Reduction?
The fee for a breast reduction depends on the length of the procedure. During your examination, Dr. Varkony will go over the estimated time, and you will meet with his patient care coordinator to go over fees.
Does insurance cover Breast Reduction surgery?
Health insurance will frequently cover all or part of the cost of surgery.
Where is the procedure performed?
Procedures are done in our fully certified out- patient surgical center, along with board-certified anesthesiologists, and certified registered nurses.
What type of anesthesia is used?
General anesthesia will be used, which means you will be completely asleep and pain-free during the entire case. During surgery, you will be closely monitored by one of our board-certified MD anesthesiologists.
How long does the procedure take?
A breast reduction can take anywhere between 1 to 3 hours, but longer if additional procedures are added to the surgery.
Is the recovery for a Breast Reduction painful?
Not typically. Since the operation doesn’t involve any modification of the pectoral muscle, the recovery is usually quite quick. Patients are back to work after approximately 3-4 days. You will have to limit your activities until the incisions are well healed.
Do I need to see my own doctor before a Breast Reduction?
All patients require basic lab tests, medical clearance and history & physical from their primary care physician. If the patient is over the age of 45, we require an EKG along with standard testing.
Will I need someone care for me after the procedure?
Yes. It is very important to have a family member, friend, or medical professional care for you during the first couple days following your procedure.