What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Breast reduction is designed to improve the appearance and symptoms of overly large breasts by reducing their size and reshaping them. The surgery is specifically designed to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in the breasts, shoulders, neck and upper back. Juvenile breast reduction is also an excellent procedure for teens experiencing breast hypertrophy.

New developments in breast reduction surgery include the limited incision techniques, including the LeJour technique and the use of liposculpture for artistic shaping of the breast.

If you’re living with large, pendulous breasts that keep you from enjoying all that San Diego has to offer, consider breast reduction as one of your options to increase comfort and improve confidence. Dr. Moneer Jaibaji has many years of experience performing this procedure.

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do on your own about excessively large breasts. Fortunately, there’s a lot Dr. Jaibaji can do with a breast reduction (technically called “reduction mammaplasty”). And, because large breasts can be responsible for both physical and psychological problems, many insurance companies cover breast reduction, calling it a medical necessity.

Breast reduction surgery is a very rewarding procedure; it will will improve the symptoms of shoulder, neck and back pain. It will also reduce the incidence of intertrigo (hear rash and infection under the breasts)

Two common questions are:

1- What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift?
Breast reduction involved removal of significant amount of breast tissue to improve your symptoms. In breast lift a very limited amount of breast tissue is removed and is designed to reshape the breast after pregnancy and breast feeding. In both procedures the nipple will be lifted to the appropriate location.

2- Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Generally speaking, most insurances will cover breast reduction surgery. You have to meet the insurance criteria to get approved for the surgery. Breast reduction has to be a benefit in your policy to get the process started. You can check with your local plastic surgeon about the insurance requirement. Generally speaking, you have to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Your information will be submitted for the approval process.

Liposuction’s Role in Breast Reduction Surgery

Liposuction can play a role in breast reduction surgery. It is commonly used to treat the axilla and remove fat from that area. This will help in reducing the size of  axillary skin and fat roll.

Liposuction is also used to remove the pre axillary fat pads. These are small swellings along the outer edge of the pectoralis muscle. Liposuction is performed by making a very small incision in the axilla.

Occasionally liposuction is used to remove breast fat as a sole technique for breast reduction.

Liposuction can also used to remove excess fat from other parts of the body during the breast reduction surgery. These areas include the waists, the abdomen and the neck.

Will the nipple be detached during breast reduction?
This a common question. In general, the nipples will be moved to its new location without detaching it from the breast tissue. This has the advantage of maintaining nipple sensation and future breast feeding.

In some cases of breast reduction the nipple has to be detached completely from the breast and then reattached as a graft. This is called “free nipple graft”. This procedure is performed in women who have a very large and pendulous breasts. Dr. Jaibaji will be able to advise you on the procedure that is best for you during the consultation.

BREAST REDUCTION IN SAN DIEGO
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaibaji has the experience and the expertise to not only help you reduce the size of your breasts, but also improve their shape. At your consultation, he will share with you the options for producing a more proportional appearance. He will also discuss in detail what to expect with your breast reduction including:

  • Whether a mammogram or other work-up will be necessary prior to your breast reduction
  • Surgical technique specific to your anatomy
  • Both the size and location of incisions
  • Recovery
  • Risks
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 27, Height: 5′ 4″,  Weight: 160 lbs
Months Post-Op: 18
Breast Surgery San Diego
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient, from San Diego, had breast reduction, results are shown 18 months after surgery. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD Plastic surgeon in San Diego, Coronado and La Mesa.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 25, Height: 5′ 6″, Weight: 156 lbs
Months Post-Op: 9
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and La Mesa.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient, from San Diego, had history of shoulder , neck and back pain. She underwent bilateral breast reduction. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Images show before and after results.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 33 yrs, Height: 5′ 4″,  Weight: 140 lbs
Months Post-Op: 4
Breast Surgery San Diego
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient, from San Diego, had breast reduction, results are shown 4 months after surgery. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD Plastic surgeon in San Diego, Coronado and La Mesa.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 42, Height: 5′ 3″, Weight: 165 lbs
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from San Diego, Had breast reduction performed by Dr. Jaibaji. A plastic and cosmetic Surgeon.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female.
Age: 29, Height: 5′ 9″, Weight: 150 lbs
Months Post-Op: 12.
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and La Mesa.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from San Diego had history of shoulder and back pain. She underwent bilateral breast reduction. Results are shown 12 months after surgery.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 42, Height: 5′ 1″, Weight: 160 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 12.
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction. Liposuction of the axilla San Diego.
Pre-Op Cup Size: 34-F,   Post-Op Cup Size: 34-D.
This patient had breast hypertrophy with shoulder and back pain. She underwent breast reduction. results are shown one year after surgery. Breasts that are too large and heavy can cause women back, shoulder, and neck pain, breathing and circulation problems, and general discomfort. These problems can keep them from pursuing many physical activities and may also increase feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Fortunately, Dr. Jaibaji offers breast reduction treatment at his practice that can decrease the size of overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery reduces the amount of skin, fat, and tissue in the breast, producing a more proportionate bust, providing greater freedom, and increasing feelings of self-confidence. Breast reduction, areola reduction, nipple areolar lift, reduction mammoplasty, liposuction axilla). Images show before and after results. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with breast reduction. 
Breast Reduction San Diego, Coronado
Gender: Female
Age: 23, Height: 5′ 1″, Weight: 142 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 5.
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction. San Diego.
Breast Reduction San Diego, Coronado
Gender: Female
Age: 25, Height: 5′ 9″, Weight: 198 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 3.
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction. San Diego.
Pre-Op Cup Size: 36-DDD,   Post-Op Cup Size: 36-D.
Breast Reduction San Diego
This is a 30 year old patient from San Diego. She was having significant shoulder, neck and back pain. Her symptoms were related to breast hypertrophy. Her cup size was 38-DD. She Saw Dr. Jaibaji for a consult and after evaluating her concerns it was elected to perform bilateral breast reduction. She has breast asymmetry and that was also addressed in surgery. Her recovery was uneventful and her symptoms have improved significantly after the surgery.
Breast Reduction San Diego
This is a 38 year old, 5.2″ , 148 lb patient who was interested in breast reduction. She had bilateral breast hypertrophy. She saw Dr. Jaibaji, board certified plastic surgeon, at his San Diego office. The surgery performed was Weiss pattern breast reduction. Her post operative recovery was uneventful.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 45,  Height: 5′ , Weight: 164 lbs
Months Post-Op: 3
Breast Surgery San Diego,
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla and La Mesa.
Pre-Op Cup Size: 38 DDD, Post-Op Cup Size: 38C
This patient had breast reduction for shoulder, neck and back pain. Clinically she had significant breast asymmetry.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Breast Surgery San Diego, California.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction.
This patient from San Diego was having shoulder, Neck and back pain related to large breasts. She had breast reduction performed by Dr. Jaibaji, MD in San Diego. Moneer Jaibaji, is a plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Serving San Diego, La Mesa, Coronado and La Jolla.
Breast Reduction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 26, Height: 5′ 6″, Weight: 172 lbs
Months Post-Op: 6
Breast Surgery San Diego,
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla and La Mesa.
Pre-Op Cup Size: 34 DDD, Post-Op Cup Size: 34 C
This patient had breast reduction and liposuction of the axilla.
Gender: Female
Age: 53, Height: 5′ 3″, Weight: 180 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 6.
Breast Surgery San Diego, Coronado, La Mesa and La Jolla.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient, from San Diego, had breast reduction with removal of 744 gm from the right breast and 665 gm from the left. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in San Diego. Images show before and after results
Gender: Female
Age: 44, Height: 5′ 2″, Weight: 160 lbs
Breast Surgery San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado.
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction Coronado.
Pre-Op Cup Size: DD, Post-Op Cup Size: Full C
This patient had history of shoulder and back pain. She underwent bilateral breast reduction.
Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 3
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from San Diego, had breast hypertrophy. She had breast reduction. Breast reduction, areolar reduction, nipple areolar complex lift, back pain, shoulder pain.
Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 6.
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction with free nipple graft San Diego.
This patient from San Diego, had breast hypertrophy. She underwent. Breast reduction with free nipple graft and liposuction of the axilla. breast reduction, nipple graft, shoulder pain, neck pain, liposuction axilla, liposuction side of chest.
Breast Reduction and Liposuction San Diego
Gender: Female
Age: 27, Height: 5′ 5″, Weight: 240 lbs
Months Post-Op: 3
Breast Surgery San Diego,
Procedure Type: Breast Reduction and Liposuction San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla and La Mesa.
Pre-Op Cup Size: 38 F,  Post-Op Cup Size: 38D
This patient had breast reduction for shoulder, neck and back pain. Clinically she had significant breast asymmetry. She had bilateral breast reduction and liposuction of the axilla and upper outer breast area.
Gender: Female.
Age: 58, Height: 5′ 5″, Weight: 176 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 12.
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from Alpine, San Diego, was having shoulder and back pain. She had breast reduction. Results are shown 1 year after surgery.
Breast Reduction San Diego
This is a 57 year old female patient from San Diego was having significant shoulder, neck and back pain. Her symptoms were related to breast hypertrophy. She also had repeated episodes of rash under the breasts.Her cup size was 48- G. She saw Dr. Jaibaji, board certified plastic surgeon, for a consult. During the consultation her hopes and desired were addressed and it was elected to perform bilateral breast reduction. During surgery about 1100 gm were removed from the left side and about 1300 gm from the right side. She also had liposuction of the sides of the chest. Her post operative recovery was uneventful and her symptoms of neck, shoulder and back pain improved significantly. Weight: 260, Height: 5.8.
Gender: Female.
Age: 57, Height: 5′ 0″, Weight: 126 lbs.
Months Post-Op: 2.
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient, from San Diego, had breast asymmetry. She underwent bilateral breast reduction. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD. Plastic and cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, Coronado and La Mesa. Pictures show before and after results. Breast asymmetry, nipple reduction and lift. 
Gender: Female
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient had bilateral beast reduction and liposuction of the axilla. 
Gender: Female.
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type:  Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from, San Diego, had reduction of both breasts. The Surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in San Diego. Breast reduction, Nipple areola reduction, breast lift.
Gender: Female.
Breast Surgery San Diego.
Procedure Type:  Bilateral Breast Reduction San Diego.
This patient from, San Diego, had reduction of both breasts. The Surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in San Diego. Breast reduction, Nipple areola reduction, breast lift.
Breast Reduction San Diego and Liposuction.
Gender: female, Age: 43; Height: 5.4 ; Weight: 197
Procedure type: breast reduction San Diego. Liposuction of the Axilla.
This patient had breast reduction due to severe neck, shoulder and back pain. The recovery was uneventful.
Breast Reduction San Diego 
Gender: female, Age: 37; Height: 5.7 ; Weight: 188
Procedure type: breast reduction San Diego.
This patient had breast reduction due to severe neck, shoulder and back pain. The recovery was uneventful.
Breast Reduction San Diego.
Gender: female, Age: 30; Height: 5.0 ; Weight: 195
Procedure type: breast reduction San Diego.
This patient had breast reduction due to severe neck, shoulder and back pain. Her recovery was uneventful.
Breast Reduction in San Diego
Gender: female, Age: ; Height:  ; Weight:
Procedure type: breast reduction San Diego.
This patient had breast reduction due to severe neck, shoulder and back pain.