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What You Should Know about Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery in San Francisco Bay Area

Disproportionate breasts may look awkward or cause immense discomfort. Breast reduction surgery helps to correct these problems by removing excess skin and breast tissue, so they are more proportionate to your frame and body shape.

Will there be scarring after breast reduction?

A lot of women are concerned about scars after surgery. While you shouldn’t expect zero scarring, our doctors are highly skilled to ensure scarring is minimal. Scarring may be contained  in the armpit, around the nipple or straight down to the fold beneath the breast and in the fold itself. Scars are minuscule in size and inconspicuous. Moreover, using special creams and lotions or laser treatments can help to fade surgical scarring.

What is the minimum age for breast reduction surgery?

Breast development can continue into the early twenties. It is advisable not to opt for this procedure before development has stopped.  Continuing to develop after a breast reduction procedure,  may leave you with unsatisfactory results and / or the surgery being repeated.  Adjusting to this surgery during teen years may also be emotionally difficult. Insurance providers will not cover the cost of a breast reduction if a woman is younger than eighteen years of age.

Breast Reduction by Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Breast Reduction by Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Breast Reduction by Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Breast Reduction by Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Do I need breast reduction surgery?

  • Women with overly large breasts may find simple tasks to be uncomfortable. especially when it comes to resting or sleeping.
  • Some women feel embarrassed due to large breasts. This isn’t a superficial reason but a logical one.
  • Many women are unable to perform certain activities ranging from running to playing sports. Reduced breast size can help with these problems.
  • Large breasts cause strain on the shoulders and back, which causes tingling, aches and pains. This is one of the most common reasons why women opt for surgery, apart from aesthetic grounds.

We have one of the leading surgeons in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Usha Rajagopal. Dr Rajagopal has been regarded as one of the top plastic surgeons in the Bay Area and is a platinum injector and trainer for Allergen. (The makers of Botox and most commonly used breast implants)

Interested in learning more? Click the following link: Breast Reduction Surgery in San Francisco. Give us a call: ( 415) 392-3333

Breast Reduction Exercises – Does It Aid in the Final Result?

Breast Reduction – Can Exercises Aid in the Final Result?

Oversized breasts can be quite uncomfortable and may lead to chronic nerve problems and severe back ache. Just sitting in a comfortable position can be an ordeal. Participating in sports and similar activities becomes problematic as well.

What techniques are used?

Breast reduction surgery helps in alleviating pain and other issues while reducing and toning the breasts to create a look that is more proportionate to one’s frame. Below are some commonly used methods:

  • Standard incision – Usually done when large quantities of tissues require removal.
  • Vertical incision – Often known as the LeJour process, which involves tissue removal in moderate amounts and imparts a shapelier breast. It is one of the most popular procedures.
  • Scarless – Removal of fat via liposuction. Unlike a one-time surgery; it is generally carried out over several weeks.

Does exercise help?

Apart from surgeries, there are some potential breast reduction exercises that can aid in toning and reducing breast sizes.

Breast Reduction Exercises

Push Ups

Keep your hands on the floor and just a little farther apart than shoulder width – lift the body slowly and gradually lower it towards the floor. Your back needs to be straight, while the positioning of hands either further or closer apart regulates the intensity of push ups.


Using dip bars for this exercise, keep the lower legs crossed and knees bent, while extending yourself at arms length over and above the bars to where the chest almost touches the front of the bar. Lower and raise the body slowly.

Pec Deck Butterflies

This exercise requires a machine too, known as the Pec Deck machine. Adjust the seat to the correct height – once in the sitting position, bring the elbows and forearms together as you inhale, then returning to original position while exhaling.

Barbell Bench Press

Lie down with your back straight on the bench, and bring the weight to the top of the chest while inhaling, and then exhale while bringing the weight slowly down again. Please make sure you don’t touch the chest when the weight is brought down. Avoid arching the back.

Interested in learning more about potential breast reduction exercises or surgeries? Click the following link to visit our website: Breast Reduction Surgery in San Francisco. Give us a call: ( 415) 392-3333