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McNemar Cosmetic Surgery Thomas B. McNemar, MD, FACS

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction helps Bay Area women improve their appearance and self-confidence. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations, and feel free to discuss them thoroughly with Dr. McNemar during your consultation.

Cosmetic surgery to reduce breast size provides welcome relief from discomfort for many women. Request your consultation online at Dr. McNemar's San Ramon or Tracy locations and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar's new book, Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring, which includes information to help you achieve a satisfying cosmetic surgery experience.

Real Patients, Great Results

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This patient went from a DDD-cup to a full B-cup bra size after her breast reduction. See more details about her operation.

Who Benefits from Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for breast reduction are women with breasts that are too large in proportion to their body frame, women with pendulous breasts with nipples that point downward, woman with a large size difference between breasts, women with back, neck or shoulder pain caused by breast weight, women who suffer skin irritation beneath the breasts, women who must restrict their physical activity or the way they dress due to the size and weight of their breasts or women with self-consciousness about the largeness of their breasts.

Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but waiting until breast development has stopped is usually recommended. Pregnancy and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women from the Bay Area, Oakland and Modesto decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. McNemar.

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Your Breast Reduction

This procedure reduces the size of disproportionately large, often pendulous breasts. During the procedure, breast volume is reduced through removal of excess fat and tissue through varying incision patterns that may include a keyhole pattern, vertical pattern, or circular pattern. Reduction in the size of an enlarged areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) may also be performed. Most women elect to have their breast reduction in San Ramon or Tracy performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

Swelling subsides for most patients in 4 to 6 weeks. Breast shape and position settles in about 2 to 4 months after the procedure. Continued flattening and fading of incision lines occurs for up to 1 year. Depending on the shape and size of the breasts, some women choose to combine their procedure with breast lift in the Bay Area .

If you are considering a Danville breast reduction to improve the appearance of your breasts, consider plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas McNemar. Request your consultation today and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar's new book. Or, call (925) 967-2804 for our San Ramon office or (209) 834-0626 for our Tracy office to make your appointment.

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