Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4241

Breast Reduction

For many women, overly large breasts are a heavy burden to carry – physically and emotionally. Relief from the discomfort is possible with a breast reduction in San Jose. The self-consciousness that women commonly experience due to their overdeveloped breasts makes it important to choose a plastic surgeon who provides a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere. Our highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons have down-to-earth attitudes that will set you at ease so that you may have an honest conversation about your breast reduction surgery.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    Breast Reduction San JoseThis is a young woman, seeking to solve the longstanding problems caused by the size and weight of her breasts. In addition to being an avid runner, she works in the exerci... View Case 

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    San Jose Breast ReductionOne of our many patients, seeking help for the problems associated with overly large breasts. This woman is in her late 40s, and like so many, has been suffering for many y... View Case 

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    Palo Alto Breast ReductionWomen frequently suffer the difficulties associated with large breasts for years, before seeking medical help. This patient is approaching 50 years old. For decades, sympt... View Case 

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    Breast Reduction/Breast LiftThis patient was experiencing problems related to the weight and size of her breasts for years. She detailed the shoulder pain and neck pain caused by her "E"... View Case 

Understanding Breast Reduction Surgery

Overdeveloped breasts can cause a variety of health problems including pain and discomfort in the neck, back and shoulders; skin rashes beneath the breasts; and painful indentations from bra straps. Women with large breasts often express frustration that they cannot engage in physical activity as much as they would like and may feel embarrassed by the unwelcome attention that they receive.

Breast reduction surgery removes excess fat, tissue and skin. Our surgeons often combine breast reduction with liposuction to achieve optimal results and breast lift as part of the reduction to improve breast shape and position.

Meet Our Surgeons

Our 3 board-certified plastic surgeons have several decades of combined experience, and they are among the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Meet Dr. Bates Meet Dr. Lepore Meet Dr. Maser

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What to Expect

In San Jose, your breast reduction will be performed as an outpatient procedure with either sedation or general anesthesia. There are several incisions that can be made: a circular incision around the areola, a keyhole or "lollipop" incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or an anchor-shaped incision. Through the incision, your surgeon will remove excess tissue and skin to reshape the breast. Most often, the nipple remains tethered to its original blood and nerve supply and is repositioned; however, on occasion, the nipple may need to be removed and transplanted to a new position. The areola can also be reduced if necessary.

After your surgery, you will be bandaged and instructed to wear a special bra to reduce swelling and maintain your new shape. You will probably be able to return to your regular routine in about a week. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks after surgery and may resume at your surgeon's suggestion.

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After your breast reduction, you should see a balanced, more proportionate figure. With a new sense of freedom, most women feel confident showing off their new shape and can finally wear the form-fitting clothing they weren't comfortable wearing before. Many women are thrilled to discover that they are able to exercise again without discomfort, allowing them to pursue a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle.

To learn more about how breast reduction can change your life, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call our office at (408) 356-4241.

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