Manhattan Beach Breast Reduction

If you have large breasts you have probably experienced many limitations to activities you would otherwise enjoy. The simple act of running, jumping, and even walking can cause intense back and neck pain for women with very large, pendulous breasts. A breast reduction is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of your breasts by removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin. The results are smaller, lighter, firmer and shapelier breasts in proportion with the rest of your body.

What Can a Breast Reduction Correct?

The main purpose of a breast reduction is to remove fat from your breasts to create a size that makes you comfortable and confident. During the breast reduction, Dr. Granzow will be able to:

  • Remove excess breast volume.
  • Reposition your breasts and nipples so that they sit higher.
  • Remove skin that causes ptosis (sagging).
  • Tighten underlying breast structures. 

While many plastic surgeons perform breast reductions, truly exceptional results require intimate knowledge of breast anatomy and structure. Dr. Granzow is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over ten years of surgical experience after over 8 years of residency and fellowship training. Dr. Granzow’s spends time getting to know your personal preferences for results that inspire confidence and pride in your new body.

Breast Reduction for Medical Reasons

The main reason that women decide to undergo a breast reduction is comfort. Manhattan Beach breast reduction patients often suffer from one or more of the following conditions.

  • Backaches
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Marks from bra straps
  • Headaches

A breast reduction will reduce or alleviate these symptoms, allow you to fully enjoy a more active lifestyle, and have body proportion.

When to Get Breast Reduction

Before deciding on a breast reduction you should consider how your body will develop over time. Most women’s breasts continue to develop into their early 20s and will fluctuate after based on:

  • Pregnancy. Your breasts may grow at one, two, or more cup sizes during a pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding. While your breasts will remain full while producing milk, they get smaller after children stop nursing. Some women’s breasts get even smaller than they were pre-pregnancy
  • Weight gain and loss. Breasts will lose weight as well as the rest of your body with diet and exercise.

During a consultation at the Manhattan Beach office, Dr. Granzow will review your medical history and personal preferences to help you decide the right time for breast reduction surgery.

What Will My Results Look Like?

After your breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be full, shapely, and firm but smaller. Dr. Granzow will work with you to find your ideal size and shape so that you can comfortably enjoy activities without worrying about symptoms such as: Women with large breasts may also experience shortness of breath and numbness in the hands and fingers.