Breast Reduction Surgery in Oakland
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is an effective surgical procedure to reduce and lift full breasts.
Many women suffer from back pain, neck and shoulder pain, interscapular pain, shoulder grooves, and headaches caused by overly large breasts. Large, pendulous breasts can also lead to sleepless nights and breathing discomfort.
Overly large breasts can be due to genetics or can develop after pregnancy and breastfeeding. But you can correct this. You are not a hostage to your body – you can take control of it and have the body you’ve always imagined. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are here to help you achieve those goals!
What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes tissue and skin to reduce the size of breasts. Another benefit is that saggy breasts can be lifted to the proper position. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are very experienced breast reduction surgeons and have created smaller, lighter, more proportioned breasts for many Oakland breast reduction patients.
During your breast reduction in Oakland, California, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will either make a circum-vertical (lollipop) incision or a standard anchor patterned incision, depending on the size and shape of your breasts. Breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed and your breasts are reshaped. Your nipples and areolas are not removed; however, they are repositioned to the appropriate level on the breast mound and your breasts are reshaped to a pleasing contour. Patients should be aware that a breast lift is not a separate procedure but rather an integral part of the breast reduction surgery.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland breast reduction surgeon
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, who are board-certified plastic surgeons, know that patients with realistic expectations of their procedure have the best results. This is why they have an in-depth consultation with each breast reduction patient at their Oakland practice, where they discuss their aesthetic goals.
Other plastic surgery procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform to improve your figure
Many women choose to have liposuction or a tummy tuck with their breast reduction surgery. Liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits from under the arms can enhance the effect of breast reduction surgery. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat and tighten abdominal muscles to improve the body’s contour by creating an hourglass shape.
What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?
As with other surgeries, there will be a period of recovery after breast reduction. Most patients are able to return to work two weeks after surgery. Breast reduction surgery does leave scars, although Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis help ensure they can be hidden under your bra, and scars will significantly fade over time in most patients. To help ensure a speedier recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis encourage all of their patients to engage in walking after surgery.
After suffering from lower back and shoulder pain for several years, this young lady considered a breast reduction. She researched several doctors and said, “By far, Dr. Togba was my first pick. Dr. Togba explained in great detail my recovery process and it happened just as we discussed. Before surgery, I could not walk a long distance or clean house without taking a break from feeling tired and in pain, now, for the first time in years, I am pain free.” She is very happy with her results and felt relief immediately after surgery.