Posts Tagged ‘los angeles breast reduction’

Long-Lasting Breast Support

Monday, May 7th, 2012

For years women have been turning to me for the most advanced breast enhancement procedures in Los Angeles. Breast reduction and breast augmentation provide great solutions for women who are concerned with the appearance of their breasts, but many patients want a way to extend the results of their surgeries.

To meet this growing need, I developed the Stevens Laser Bra. This uses laser power to tighten skin and breast tissue for a more youthful appearance. Patients often find that this creates better and longer-lasting results when combined with a breast enhancement procedure.

During surgery, the excess skin that is normally discarded in a breast lift is treated with a laser and attached to the patient’s chest wall, supporting the breast and delivering beautiful, long-lasting shape and position. This allows the surgeon to create a tighter, more youthful appearance.

One of the benefits of combining the Stevens Laser Bra with breast augmentation or breast reduction is that both procedures are performed at the same time. If you think that a Stevens Laser Bra could help you meet your cosmetic goals, I recommend speaking to a surgeon who is trained in this procedure.

The Worth of Cosmetic Surgery Predictions

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

According to iData Research, the cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetic, and laser industries are expected to double in size and exceed $3 billion in annual revenue over the next 7 years. While it is hard to predict how fast these industries will grow for certain, there are many factors which have contributed (and will probably continue to contribute) to the rapid growth of the cosmetic industry. Among these reasons are wider social acceptability and innovative technological advances.

Even within the last 20 years, plastic surgery has become more legitimate in the eyes of mainstream America. While some people still think cosmetic plastic surgery is “wrong” or “unnecessary,” more and more people are appreciating the fact that plastic surgery can radically transform a person’s life.

For example, consider some of my Los Angeles breast reduction patients. These women get the cosmetic benefit of having shapely breasts that are in better proportion with the rest of their body contours, but more importantly, they are often able to transform their lifestyle, exercising more regularly and performing other activities they may have thought would never be possible for them given their uncomfortable, overly large breasts.

Of course, the safety of cosmetic procedures also plays a role in the increasing amount of money being spent. With laser technology particularly, rejuvenation can be entirely painless, promote faster healing or make procedures that used to take extensive surgery quicker and easier – all without making an incision. As technologies and procedures change dynamically, it’s hard to imagine what the next 7 years have in store for plastic surgery. One thing is for sure: the industry will continue to grow as it has in the past and may even exceed our predictions. As they say, only time will tell.

No Such Thing as a “Scarless” Breast Reduction

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

As plastic surgery technology becomes more advanced and new techniques are developed, a number of surgical procedures are becoming less invasive, which means less scarring. Unfortunately, Los Angeles breast reduction is one procedure for which no “scarless” technique exists. However, scarring can be minimized depending on the incisions required for the method being used, careful suturing, and diligence in following all post-surgical instructions.

There are a number of different breast reduction methods and each one involves a different number of incisions and different incision placement, which means different scars. Liposuction breast reduction, for example, tends to result in the least amount of scarring because the incisions are very small and are typically made on the underside of the breast. This technique is not used very frequently, however, because it can only achieve a modest reduction and can’t lift the breast.

The anchor scar is the most common type of scar resulting from a breast reduction. With the anchor technique, incisions are made around the areola, down the midline of the breast, and across the underside of the breast. While this method produces the most prominent scarring of the reduction techniques, it also allows for the most dramatic results.

Overly large breasts can cause many problems:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Inability to participate in some physical activities
  • Negative body image.

Breast reduction allows women to live healthier, more active lives, free from the physical and emotional discomfort that overly large breasts can cause. Scarring is unavoidable, but, according to what I’ve seen from my breast reduction patients, the benefits that the procedure offers make the scars a very fair trade-off.

Health Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

You’ve heard it before: the grass is always greener on the other side. This may seem like the case when it comes to breast size. Women with smaller breasts often want larger breasts and women with larger breasts often want to downsize. But there’s an important differentiation here, one that often goes unnoticed – while some women may want larger breasts for aesthetic reasons, women with overly large breasts often consider breast reduction for health benefits as well. This added dimension makes breast reduction a very special, and very beneficial, procedure.

Healthy Outside

Large breasts can put a strain on the neck, back and shoulders. This can cause chronic pain, chaffing, and painful grooves on the shoulders from bra straps. It can also cause serious breathing problems. With surgery, women find it easier to exercise and participate in other activities. Even posture can improve as a result. Pain is reduced and breathing is easier.

Healthy Inside

Large breasts can also be emotionally detrimental, often drawing unwanted and unsolicited attention from others. Breast reduction helps free these women from the emotional strain of large breasts and can help them feel confident without hiding their figure underneath baggy clothing. Breast reduction can also be performed along with a breast lift procedure to create perkier, more youthful-looking breasts.

My Los Angeles breast reduction patients are among my most satisfied patients. The benefits of breast reduction surgery are dramatic, almost immediate, and long-lasting.

Dr. Grant Stevens

I am a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience researching and implementing new approaches to plastic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Insider, you get the benefit of my experience and authority when you read my perspectives on the latest news and procedures in plastic surgery.
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