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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is plastic surgery procedure for reducing and reshaping the breasts. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Hurvitz offers breast reduction for Long Beach patients to help relieve the physical symptoms of oversized breasts.

Anesthesia Type: General

Facility Type: Outpatient surgery center

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

What to Expect During Recovery: Swelling, bruising, some discomfort, redness and itching along incisions, wearing a post-surgical bra or sports bra during healing to reduce swelling, and limitations with physical activity.


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Deciding to Get a Breast Reduction 

If you are considering a breast reduction, please read through the information we have provided so you are informed about the procedure, then call our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his Long Beach, CA, office.

During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know what your goals and expectations are from breast reduction surgery. This will help him understand your motives and expected outcome, as well as determine if your expectations are realistic. One of the best ways to develop realistic expectations is viewing our breast reduction before and after photos.

Dr. Hurvitz will evaluate your breasts and medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. If so, he will go on to explain what procedure or combination of procedure will provide optimal results. Keep in mind, it is quite common to combine a breast reduction with a breast lift and/or breast augmentation.

Lastly, Dr. Hurvitz will discuss the risks associated with surgery, as well as the healing time and what to expect during recovery. His staff will provide you with a detailed surgery quote outlining the cost. Breast reduction price varies depending on the amount of tissue removed, the exact techniques utilized, and many other factors.

If you have medical insurance, please contact your provider to find out if you have benefits for reduction mammoplasty. Be sure to ask what is needed for your case to be considered for possible coverage. Let our staff know should you have benefits to find out if your surgery might be eligible for insurance reimbursement.

“I am a recent breast cancer survivor of almost three years. I wanted to have my breast made smaller and even, which required a breast reduction and lift, so I chose Dr. Keith Hurvitz, and I couldn’t be more pleased with my new breast and look and with the kindness and professional service that I was treated with by Dr. Hurvitz and his wonderful staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Hurvitz for your cosmetic needs. Thank you, Dr. Hurvitz and staff.”

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is done to change the size, weight, firmness, and shape of the breasts, which can result in feeling more comfortable. Large, heavy breasts can cause back and neck pain, skin irritation, and posture problems.

Heavy breasts often times cause bra straps to leave painful indentations in a woman’s shoulders. Breast reduction surgery can eliminate these problems in most cases. Reducing breast size can also make physical activity more comfortable and provide more latitude with clothing options.

If the breasts consist of mostly fatty tissue and skin doesn’t need to be removed, liposuction alone may be enough. Otherwise, incisions will be needed to successfully remove excess tissue and skin. Sometimes, areola reduction will be performed as well, along with repositioning of the areola and nipple.

Women who have breast reduction surgery are extremely satisfied. It can make the breasts smaller, more comfortable and attractive. The results are considered permanent. However, breasts may become larger or their shape may change as a result of pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss.

Contact Our Office

To get started with your breast reduction in Long Beach, schedule a consultation by contacting Hurvitz Plastic Surgery. With the help of Dr. Keith Hurvitz, you can finally relieve chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain by reducing the size of your breasts.

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