Breast Reduction Surgery

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

Heavy, pendulous, overly-large breasts can pose a number of physical and emotional difficulties. If you struggle with breasts that are too large for your frame or if you experience physical discomforts from excessive breast tissue, breast reduction surgery may be the best solution for your needs.

With this procedure, unnecessary tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, restoring the bust to a more symmetrical and contoured appearance. In addition to producing ideal dimensions, breast reduction surgery can also restore comfort by greatly reducing the pressure and extra weight brought about by too much breast tissue.

If you live in the Los Altos area and are considering breast reduction surgery, please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule your initial consultation today. Our board-certified plastic surgeons welcome patients from San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and all surrounding areas of California.

Good Breast Reduction Candidates

Issues related to heavy breasts include:

  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Limited physical ability
  • Pain from bra straps
  • Rash or chafing underneath the breasts
  • Limited clothing options
  • Constant gawking

If you struggle with any of these discomforts due to overly large breasts, you may be a good candidate for reduction surgery.

In addition to experiencing physical or emotional distress caused by heavy breasts, to be a good candidate for this procedure you will need to be:

  • A nonsmoker
  • In generally good physical health
  • Able to take time off to recover
  • Willing to follow the pre and postoperative directions supplied by our plastic surgeons

Cares taken before and after your breast reduction surgery can have a profound impact on your recovery and results. During your time in our care, we will guide you through all steps to make sure you are set up for the most rewarding experience possible.

Woman with heavy breasts showing painful brastrap indentations


The Breast Reduction Procedure

The goal of breast reduction surgery isn’t just to reduce the size of your breasts, but to also make your breasts more attractive. Depending on the size of your breasts, this may require one of three incisions:

  • Around the areola
  • IN a keyhole pattern around the areola and vertically to the breast crease
  • In an anchor pattern above and around the areola, vertically to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease

The incision that is best for your needs will be determined during your initial consultation.

During breast reduction surgery, liposuction and other surgical techniques are used to remove fat, tissue, and unneeded skin from the breasts before the underlying mound is reshaped to achieve a beautiful, natural-looking contour. Once reshaped, the incisions are closed, dressing is applied, and recovery begins.

Because the procedure can both enhance the way you look and also dramatically improve the way you feel physically and physiologically, it’s no surprise that breast reduction surgery boasts one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any plastic surgery procedure. It can help you improve your posture, explore new fashions and enjoy more recreational activities in addition to helping you feel more attractive, young and free.

Recovery from breast reduction can take up to six weeks, with some physical restrictions in place for eight or more. During your time in our care, we will monitor your recovery and provide detailed instruction to help ensure your recovery process is comfortable and your final results in-line with your expectations.

Financing Breast Reduction Surgery

If the reason for seeking breast reduction is physical, it is possible that insurance will cover the procedure. This is something that will need to be cleared with your provider before your procedure. Please check with your plan administrator for details.

We accept cash and most major credit cards for breast reduction surgery, but also offer financing options through CareCredit®, a healthcare financing company that offers several promotional plans. If you are interested in this option, we can provide you information during your initial consultation.

Why Choose Us

All of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only certifying medical board for plastic surgeons. This means that each of our breast reduction surgeons has and continues to meet the rigorous and uncompromising standards of this medical board.

In addition to being board-certified, experienced, and skilled, our plastic surgeons are attentive, caring, and dedicated. We afford each person who walks through our door the respect and thoughtfulness they deserve, and we provide honest and useful information that is relevant to the individual to help ensure all of our patients have the best experience possible.

We maintain a private, AAAHC-accredited surgical suite in which all breast reductions are performed. This is just one more way we work to protect your comfort and your safety while working towards the most rewarding results.

Contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery

If you are ready to schedule your breast reduction consultation, please call 650-934-7020 today. Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery serves the communities of Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose from our Los Altos location.