What is a Breast Reduction?
Excessively large breasts can create social, functional, and physical challenges for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create insecurity issues and overall embarrassment, as well as neck and back pain. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed continues to help countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction. This aesthetic surgery reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a more normal size. It also reconstructs the size of the nipples/areolas and repositions them so they are symmetrical with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift can be implemented to provide a more taut and youthful appearance. Contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to learn more.
Do I qualify for breast reduction?
If you suffer from large, heavy breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to attain the shape you wish for. This surgery is an effective procedure for women who are not able to live a fulfilled and active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also have consistent skin issues, as well as back pain, breast reduction surgery can eliminate these annoyances. It's crucial that patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon, like Dr. Ahmed, who understands their aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to create a natural appearance.
"Dr.Ahmed got skills!! I could not be happier with the results of my tummy tuck and lipo. He gave me back my pre baby body, and then some! I went on 5 consultations prior to him. A few minutes into my consultation with Dr.Ahmed I knew he was the one. He is honest, and didn’t try to sell me up on procedures like other plastic surgeons I saw previously. He listened and answered my questions patiently and explained in great detail what my procedure would be like. No one else took that kind of time. Surgery day was calm and his staff is super friendly and caring. After surgery he was always available to answer my questions and making appointments with his staff was easy and they worked with my crazy schedule every time. Dr.Ahmed has changed my life and I am forever grateful. I recommend him to everyone I know."- P. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2020
"Dr. Omar Ahmed is a highly skilled and talented surgeon. He is honest, down to earth, and his bedside manner is excellent. I had a tummy tuck, 360 lipo and a BBL. It was a transformation beyond my expectations. I am extremely happy with the results, and recommended him to anyone and everyone I know who wants cosmetic surgery. I will be returning to him for a breast augmentation in 6 months. Thanks Doc, you changed my life!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2020
"Dr. Ahmed is extremely kind and very informative. He's considerate and always attentive to my mom's needs and concerns. My mom has had several surgeries and had no complications whatsoever. I appreciate his direct approach and his willingness to answer all my questions. My mom says she always feels safe with him. Highly recommend him and his staff. His assistant Angelina is a delight to work with. We wish you all the best, Robin Appleby and Barbara Curry."- R.A. / Google / Sep 08, 2019
"In February 2018, I tumbled down the stairs of my office building. I sustained a four-inch gash in my head that bled profusely. I was sent to Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. They called Dr Ahmed to stitch up my head. My Blue Shield PPO did not want to pay his bill of $7,000, which I thought was very reasonable, given the very skillful job he did, but they paid the ER Doctor’s $5,000 bill. Dr Ahmed was the only doctor that I saw that day, despite a bad concussion."- J.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2019
Breast Reduction Surgery Technique
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on several factors, including what incision method is used, the overall surgical technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is used for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Ahmed. Potential for scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will be removed, and the remaining tissue and skin will be pulled tight and secured.
Follow-up After Breast Reduction
Once surgery has been completed, our patients will be observed closely in our quiet recovery area and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A thin tube for draining is usually inserted near the surgical site to assist with bleeding and swelling. A medical sports bra will be worn for a few days that will increase blood flow to the breasts during the immediate recovery. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will disappear. The majority of patients at Omar Ahmed, M.D. say they feel less weighed down and more confident after breast reduction surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,975
Reduce Your Worries
There's no reason to continue living with the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany oversized breasts. Dr. Ahmed has helped many women reclaim their health for a fuller life with customized breast reduction surgery. We invite you to call our practice in Pasadena, CA to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction procedure.