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Asian Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

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Many women often wish for large, perky breasts that can be achieved through Asian breast augmentation surgery. However, other women have naturally large breasts that can be inconvenient in daily life and look disproportionate to their bodies.

Because Asian women tend to have shorter and slighter body frames, large breasts can seem more noticeable on Asian women than on other ethnicities with larger builds and broader shoulders. This disproportion leads many Asian women to consider Asian breast reduction.

Asian breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) lessens the size of breasts by removing excess tissue and fat. A breast reduction can eliminate discomfort caused by large breasts and make it easier for women to fit comfortably in clothing.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your large breasts or feel that they are causing pain and discomfort, a breast reduction may be right for you.

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How Is Asian Breast Reduction Performed?

  • Consultation

    During your consultation, Dr. Lee will discuss your goals for the procedure and address any concerns you may have. He may take measurements of the size and shape of your breasts. Dr. Lee understands the complexity of the Asian body and works to create a unique surgical plan for you and your needs.

  • Incisions

    Asian breast reduction incision placement varies between patients. Standard incision placements include:

    • Donut incisions: Concentric circles made around the areolas
    • Lollipop incisions: Incisions made around the areolas and vertically down the lower pole of the breast
    • Anchor incisions: Incisions made around the areolas, vertically down the lower pole of the breast, and along the fold beneath the breast

    Dr. Lee will determine the correct incision option based on your build and skin thickness. He will make all incisions very carefully to minimize the risk of post-surgical scarring.

  • Removal of Excess Fat and Tissue

    After the incisions are made, Dr. Lee will remove a predetermined amount of excess fat, tissue, and skin in the breasts. The remaining skin is tightened, and the areolas are repositioned (if necessary).

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Have Concerns About Asian Breast Reduction?

  • Recovery

    During your Asian breast reduction recovery, you may develop mild to moderate pain and soreness, which can last for up to three weeks. This pain can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. It will be important to rest and avoid any strenuous activity for at least four weeks.

    You should also avoid tight-fitting clothing and underwire bras, as they may harm your incision sites.

  • Scars

    Since breast reduction surgery requires incisions, scars are inevitable. Your scars will fade over time and can be easily concealed by undergarments.

    Dr. Lee is careful to make all incisions during an Asian breast reduction very carefully. Asian skin is notoriously delicate and thin. Unfortunately, this skin type can develop more noticeable scarring, including raised scars like hypertrophic and keloid scars. As a specialist in Asian plastic surgery, Dr. Lee has years of experience performing surgery on this skin type, and knows how to make incisions that will not result in significantly noticeable scarring.

  • Cost

    Breast reduction surgery cost varies between patients. The cost is dependent on the location of the procedure, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, and the patient’s specific needs. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee to receive a detailed financial plan based on your surgical goals.

  • Pain

    General anesthesia is used during your breast reduction to ensure that you will not feel any pain. However, you may experience soreness and pain during your recovery. To alleviate this discomfort, Dr. Lee will prescribe pain medication.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Asian Breast Reduction

  • Does insurance cover Asian breast reduction surgery?

    Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures; however, if you seek breast reduction surgery for health reasons, some or all of the cost may be covered. Contact your insurance company for specific information on their breast reduction surgery policy.

  • How long does Asian breast reduction surgery take?

    The length of your breast reduction surgery depends on your specific needs for the procedure. Generally, breast reduction surgery takes around two hours to perform.

  • What are the potential complications associated with breast reduction surgery?

    Breast reduction surgery is a generally safe procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Lee. However, some risks come with any surgery. These risks include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Changes in nipple sensation
    • Inability to breastfeed
    • Poor wound healing
    • Unfavorable scarring, including hypertrophic or keloid scarring
  • Will I need to wear a bra after my reduction?

    Continuing to wear a bra after breast reduction surgery helps maintain your results and keep your breasts perky. Not wearing a bra often leads to sagging breasts; in this case, additional breast surgery, such as a breast lift, may need to be performed.

  • Can I breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

    Many women who have undergone breast reduction surgery have been able to breastfeed. The ability to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery is dependent on whether the nipple was fully or partially removed (or damaged) during the procedure. In some cases, even if the nipple was not removed, women have lost the ability to breastfeed or cannot breast as fully. If breastfeeding is important to you, you may wish to wait until you are done having children to undergo breast reduction surgery.

Does insurance cover Asian breast reduction surgery?

How long does Asian breast reduction surgery take?

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