Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical challenges for women of all ages and body frames. In addition, uneven and overlarge breasts can create self-confidence issues and embarrassment, as well as pain in both the neck and back. Dr. Timothy Katzen is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA who continues to help countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills reduces excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and repositions them so they are symmetrical with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is performed as well to produce a tighter and younger-looking appearance.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction?

Large breasts that interfere with everyday life can negatively affect your routine and self-image. Breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills, CA performed by Dr. J. Timothy Katzen provides various benefits to remake your look and enhance your daily well-being, including:

  • Reducing the size and weight of the breasts
  • Resizing the nipples
  • Making physical activities and movement easier
  • Relieving back pain
  • Improving posture
  • Reducing skin discomfort and chafing
  • Improving self-esteem

No more body insecurities - feel more confident in my clothing - Last year was a life-changing year for me. I was married for 8 years with 3 beautiful children. I filed for divorce and had to start a new chapter of my life. I started dating recently but found myself being insecure about my body, specifically my breasts and abdomen. I researched on Real Self and found Dr. Katzen to be the right fit for me, plus I live down the street from his Beverly Hills office. I underwent a Mommy Makeover: tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Dr. Katzen made me feel beautiful and young again. I feel more confident in my clothing and how I carry myself. Many thanks to Dr. Katzen for boosting my confidence!

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Had my body reconstructed after bariatric surgery - amazing work - Feb 2020, I had bariatric surgery. Within the first year, I was able to achieve my goal weight and maintained it. I felt healthy and energetic but my loose skin was an issue and a constant reminder of my years being obese. I am in my early 40s but the excess skin on my body says otherwise. I looked like an 80-year-old woman under my clothes. Prior to weight loss surgery, I was made aware of Dr. Katzen and his amazing work. There was no doubt he was going to be the one to reconstruct my body. I had two stages of surgeries with Dr. Katzen already. The first surgery was my 360 body lift. Seven weeks later, I returned for a medial thigh lift. I am already on the schedule for my third stage, brachioplasty and breast augmentation with lift. I fully trust Dr. Katzen and his team to manage my reconstructive journey. He’s been so amazing!

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Supportive surgeon - he performed surgery with excellent results - My review is quite simple. I found a great surgeon that is supportive and performs surgery with excellent results. There are not enough words to describe how great Dr. Katzen really is. He performed breast augmentation with a lift on me.

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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Katzen! I had two surgeries performed by him. First, removal of raw silicone from my breasts. And secondly, breast reconstruction using Ideal Breast Implants. I can’t be happier! He is very knowledgeable with lots of experience and very professional in every way. He is the only one in the country who does raw silicone removal. It made me very comfortable using his services because he has a lot of pictures & videos of his surgeries and also, informational videos. So, you can see that he is a true expert in his area! Thank you Dr. Katzen for a wonderful work you do!

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Thrilled with my flat belly after years of carrying around the excess skin from a massive weight loss - Dr. Katzen and his team are absolutely wonderful. I had a 360 body lift and breast reduction four months ago and Dr. Katzen was super attentive during the entire healing process. I’m thrilled with my flat belly after years of carrying around the excess skin from a massive weight loss. Thank you, Dr. Katzen and team!

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Am I A Candidate For Breast Reduction?

If you feel frustrated with large and heavy breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be a good way to get the smaller, youthful shape you desire. This surgery is helpful for women who experience constant worry or find it difficult to lead an active lifestyle because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with ongoing skin inflammations or irritations (as well as back or neck pain), this surgery can eliminate these annoyances. It's important that patients considering this surgery place their trust in a trained surgeon, like Dr. Katzen, who understands their desired outcome and has the technical skill to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient process and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The length of surgery will depend on many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the reduction technique used, and how much reduction is required. For cosmetic breast reduction, Dr. Katzen also typically repositions the nipple-areola complex. For most patients, liposuction is required for fat and tissue elimination to decrease breast size. During your private consultation, all of these treatment aspects will be addressed with Dr. Katzen. The topic of scarring is also scrupulously discussed as it is common to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced methods have led to a noticeable reduction in overall scarring. Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an anchor or a circular incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will be removed, and the existing tissue and skin are lifted.

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What to Expect After Breast Reduction

After surgery, you will be observed closely in a comfortable recovery area and then released to heal at home. A small, tube-like draining device will most likely be placed near the surgical site to reduce bleeding and swelling. You will also be given a medical sports bra to wear for several days to promote blood flow to the breasts during their initial healing period. Within about a month, your breasts will adjust to their new positions along your chest wall, and any post-op side effects will disappear. The majority of our patients at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills remark they feel relieved, lighter, and more reassured after breast reduction surgery. Finally, you can buy the clothes you could not wear before and love your new shape. Following your surgery, it's important to stay at a healthy weight so your results are not affected in a negative way.

Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Katzen has helped countless women reclaim their health for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your first visit at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, Dr. Katzen will go over all of your available options and tailor a customized treatment plan to suit your needs. There's no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. Please contact our practice in Beverly Hills, CA to understand more about life-changing breast reduction surgery.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?

In some cases, your health insurance may cover part of the cost of breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, please inform Dr. Katzen or a member of our team so we can help with your claim. You should talk to your insurance company to find out if your policy may cover the surgery and what they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely determine this based on measurements, like your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.

Will my nipples be moved?

In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted upward on the breast during the surgery. If a large amount of tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved as well. To execute this, Dr. Katzen may choose a technique, like the anchor incision, so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It's also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. All of these options will be discussed during your consultation before Dr. Katzen helps you decide on the best plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Katzen recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before they decide to have breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts regrow after surgery?

After reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you should do after to ensure you are happy with your results.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.