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

Inspira Breast Implants | Latest generation of implants from Allergen.

Inspira Breast Implants - San Francisco

Breast implants can help to accentuate your figure and boost confidence at the same time. However, you want to be 100% sure that the surgery is done by a competent doctor using the best products available. The leading name breast implants is undoubtedly Allergen.

Why choose Inspira Breast Implants from Allergen?

Allergen is the front runner in saline and silicone products, and its recent Inspira line of silicone breast implants have taken the world by storm due to their unparalleled quality of decreasing risks of rippling and rupture, which were two of the biggest concerns after a procedure. Allergen has been operating for more than 3 decades and produce top quality breast implants which have met with tremendous success. They are also in compliance with the highest safety and quality standards for Breast Augmentation at the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute.

How are Inspira breast implants different from the rest?

As previously mentioned, the Inspira breast implants collection is the most advanced and latest generation of implants from Allergen. They are equipped with a highly durable silicone shell, which significantly lowers the chances of leakage or bursting, for silicone-filled implants, to limit the amount of silicone released across the shell during gel bleeds. The gel is available in two forms – a softer cohesive silicone gel for a more natural feel and an ultra cohesive silicone gel for decreased rippling. These robust implants provide a wide range of sizes and shapes for breast augmentation patients – you have over 300 varieties of smooth round and textured types to select from. This way you don’t have to settle for generic implants, as Inspira caters to all kinds of requirements.

Smooth or Textured - Take your pick

The smooth round variety of the Inspira line has five projection levels starting from low to extra-full profile in various sizes and widths, while textured implants comprise a round silicone-filled implant with a Biocell shell texturing in numerous sizes, projections and base widths.

The softer optoon of the two is known as TruForm1.  However, if less rippling is a concern, you may want to opt for TruForm2. Most patients opt for TruForm2 with moderate or full projection.

In addition to Inspira breast implants, The San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center offers various options for breast augmentation. Including Natrelle and Sientra.

Click the following link for more information: Breast Augmentation in San Francisco. Call for a free consultation. (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




5 Exercises for Natural Breast Augmentation

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes but sometimes it can use a little help. We all use the best skin products to help our skin glow, the best makeup to emphasize our best features, and eat the best food to stay trim and lean - why not do some work to help boost your breasts? While there is nothing much that can be done about the cup size of your breasts (that’s what breast augmentation is for), you can help them look better with just a few exercises that will work on your chest muscles and help hold your breasts up.


  • Push Ups. This is a classic chest exercise that directly firms up your pectoral chest muscles. Starting in a push-up position (either from your toes, or in a modified position on your knees), ensure that the line of your head, neck, back, and toes (or knees) are all aligned in a straight line. Slowly lower to the floor, bending at the elbows while maintaining that straight line. Return to the starting position. Form is key in this exercise; it’s easy to droop and do it incorrectly but it is the correct form that will properly work your chest muscles.


  • Chest Press. You need some weights for this one, but don’t worry, they don’t have to be dumbells or anything fancy; you can use soup cans or water bottles instead. Lying on your back with a weight in each hand, hold the weights directly above you with straight arms so that your hands are directly over your shoulders. Slowly lower the weights by bending your elbows and allowing them to fly out until the weights are even with your chest. Pull your abdominals in and push back up to the starting position.

Chest Press

  • Plank. This one is deceptively simple, yet very difficult. Start in a push up position. Ensure the line is straight from your toes, through your hips and back, to your neck and head. Pull in your abdominal muscles, tighten your buttocks, and hold. Stay relaxed and hold to the count of 30 to start. Slowly work your way up to 2 minutes of planking.


  • Tricep Dips. While it may seem counter-intuitive to do this exercise, it does really help strengthen chest muscles also. Start with a bench, or chair, behind you and position your hands on it, shoulder width apart. With your legs extended on the floor in front of you, slowly bend your elbows, lowering your body until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle. Push back up to the starting position. Bending your legs can make this exercise a little easier until you work up to the full expression.

Tricep Dip

  • Pectoral Flies. This exercise really feels like you’re working your chest. You’ll need some light weights for this one as well. Using a bench, lie on your back with a weight in each hand. Extend your arms, palms up, out to your side until your hands are even with your chest. Keep a slight bend in your elbows. Raise the weights straight up until your hands touch straight above your chest. Lower your arms to the side again and repeat.

Pectoral Fly


Keeping up a daily regimen will boost your breasts in no time! If breast augmentation is something you’re considering, be sure to call Dr. Rajagopal at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center for help and advice about the procedure.


Inspira Breast Implants from Allergan

Inspira breast implants from Allergan are a batch of 5th generation silicone gel-filled breast implants, giving you a vast range of options to choose from. These implants can be tailored to be a perfect fit for your body and frame.

Why choose Inspira Breast Implants from Allergan?

The silicone in Inspira doesn’t behave like a fluid, but a soft solid. These breast implants have a 95% average fill to offer more projection at every width, while maintaining optimal fullness in the upper half. They are designed to hold their shape better with reduced chances of rippling or wrinkling in future. Apart from the gel filler material, other parameters like size, shape, breast tissue characteristics and profile have to be considered as well. All Allergan gel-filled breast implants are incorporated with their trademark Intrashiel Barrier Technology; which lowers shell permeability and reduces gel diffusion, also known as gel bleed. You will want to speak with your surgeon about which of these cohesive gel fillers will best suit your requirements.

What are the differences in the varying size and textures of Inspira Breast Implants

While selecting the right shape, a balance needs to be maintained between cosmetic reasoning and the actual result, which depends upon your breast measurements and tissue characteristics. Inspira implants can be either smooth or textured, and are available in two forms:

  • Round implants – Make existing breasts look fuller by enhancing volume to the upper pole of the breast. It imparts a “round” appearance, and comes in four profiles such as low, moderate, full and extra full.
  • Teardrop implants – Are structured more naturally to follow the body’s usual lines. In this case, the breast undergoes a larger increase in lower pole volume, while the enhancement is less in the upper pole volume. If there is any deficit in breast tissue, these implants can be utilized for giving proper shape. They are known as anatomical implants, and provide a natural yet substantively augmented outcome.

Choosing the proper implant and size is an important decision. Your surgeon will assist in selecting the right fit so it matches the width of your breast and body shape.

In addition to Inspira implants from Allergan, The San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center offers various options for breast augmentation. Including Natrelle and Sientra.

Click the following link for more information: Breast Augmentation in San Francisco. Call for a free consultation. (415) 392-3333