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, Dr. Steven J. Bates and Dr. Benjamin Maser, have down-to-earth attitudes that will set you at ease so that you may have an honest conversation about your breast reduction surgery.

Request a free consultation with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates at Reveal Plastic Surgery or call (408) 356-4241 to schedule your appointment today.

Breast Reduction
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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. Dr. Bates and Dr. Maser often combine breast reduction with liposuction to achieve optimal results and  as part of the reduction to improve breast shape and position.

Our Plastic Surgeons

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.

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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, Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser 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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Your New Look

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 with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates or call our office at  (408) 356-4241.

Financing Made Easy

You have options when it comes to paying for your procedure. Patient financing makes it affordable and stress free.

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