Breast Reduction Specialist

David Hopp, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

David Hopp, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Heavy, oversized breasts can cause back pain, skin irritation, and problems with how clothing fits. If you want a reduction in the size of your chest, expert plastic surgeon David Hopp, MD, can help. Call the office of Dr. David Hopp in Beverly Hills, California, to learn about breast reduction surgery. Alternatively, book an appointment using the online tool.

Breast Reduction Q & A

Who is a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction can help women who’ve found that living with large, heavy breasts has become unbearable. The weight of tissue takes a toll on both the body and self-confidence. You might be a candidate for breast reduction if you seek:

  • Relief from neck, shoulder, or back pain from heavy breasts
  • The ability to be more active without the discomfort of heavy breasts
  • Better proportion between your upper and lower body
  • Less complications with clothing fit
  • A more streamlined, balanced physique

Candidates for breast reduction surgery are usually women who find large breasts to be uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing.

What happens during the breast reduction procedure?

You’re placed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia during the surgery. Dr. Hopp makes incisions around the areola and down to the base of your breast so he can gain access to the breast tissue. In some surgeries, an incision around the areola is all that’s needed.

Fat, tissue, and skin are removed to achieve the desired shape and volume. Dr. Hopp may need to resize and reposition the nipple to create a natural look that fits in with your new breast size.

Dr. Hopp closes the incisions and bandages the area before you head to recovery. 

What is recovery from breast reduction surgery like?

You may have surgical drains placed following the procedure to help resolve swelling and fluid buildup. You’ll be given thorough instructions on how to care for those tubes, so follow all postoperative instructions carefully. 

In the first day or two of recovery, you’ll need ice, gauze, clean towels, and any prescribed ointments to apply to the areas of healing. Dr. Hopp will make appropriate recommendations. You should also have someone stay with you the night after the surgery to make sure you’re OK.

In the days and weeks after your procedure, you wear bandages and a special compression bra to facilitate healing. Expect to take 2-6 weeks to fully recover from the procedure.

To learn more about breast reduction surgery, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment using the online tool.