Breast Reduction

Introduction to

Breast Reduction

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If large breasts have become a burden, you may be interested in becoming one of our Hawaii breast reduction patients. This pulling can result in persistent aches and pains. Excessively large breasts can pull on the muscles and tissues of the back, neck, and shoulders. Many women with large breasts are also self-conscious about their breasts, and their emotional health can be affected. If you are considering this procedure, discuss breast reduction with Dr. Larry Schlesinger at Mommy Makeover Hawaii. He will help you determine if you are a good Honolulu breast reduction candidate.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction surgery is most commonly used to solve the problems that are caused by very large breasts, or drooping (ptotic) breasts. Women of all ages can be affected by this condition, even occurring among those in good physical shape. Medically referred to as breast hypertrophy, this condition can create neck and back pain by stretching nerves, forcing a particular way to stand and walk to compensate for the strain put on your back and negatively affecting your posture. A breast reduction can also refine the size and shape of your breasts and potentially give your body better proportions and even give your breasts an upward lift.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Our female patients who undergo can enjoy the following benefits from getting a Breast Reduction in Hawaii:

  • A well-proportioned body
  • Better fitting clothing
  • Improved hygiene
  • Improved posture
  • Less skin irritation
  • More active lifestyle
  • Quick recovery time
  • Relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for Breast Reduction in Hawaii are any woman who is in overall good health, nonsmoker, and maintains realistic expectations for the surgery results. You should also be looking for relief from the following:

  • Breast weight causes neck or back pain and discomfort
  • Chronic under-breast rashes and/or shoulder marks from bra straps
  • Dissatisfaction with large and heavy breasts
  • It is difficult to find a brassiere or clothes that fit
  • Negative feelings that your breasts are too large
  • Your breasts limit physical activity

First Steps

What’s the First Step?

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If you’re interested in getting a breast reduction in Hawaii, the first step begins with the scheduling a consultation with Dr. Larry Schlesinger. During your appointment, you will be asked about your desired breast size along with anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Schlesinger better understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. He will then examine your breasts, take measurements, and perhaps take photographs for your medical records, all while taking time to carefully evaluate the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples. Keep in mind that Dr. Schlesinger suggests you achieve a stable weight before having this surgery.

You will also be asked about your medical history including any information about your medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments received, previous surgeries (including breast biopsies), and medications that you currently taking. Transparency is the key to success with your surgery and will lead to the most optimal results.

Once he has all of the information he needs, Dr. Schlesinger will create your custom surgical plan that is best suited for your goals and body type. If you agree with the plan, our Patient Coordinator will help schedule your surgical date. You will also be provided with some directions to follow before your surgery that will help you achieve the best and safest results while in surgery.


What to Expect on the Day of Breast Reduction

Since it is a surgical procedure, you need to carefully weigh your decision to undergo breast reduction. The surgery involves general anesthesia, as well as incisions through which the surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and fat. In some cases, your nipples will be repositioned so that they sit in a normal location on your newer, smaller breasts.

Often, Dr. Schesinger prefers to perform a liposuction breast reduction. Similar to traditional liposuction, this procedure inserts a tube into each of your breasts and excess fat and breast tissue will be drawn out through this tube. This alternate procedure offers a faster recovery time with less scarring, but it is not for everyone. To learn which breast reduction method is best for you, please schedule your initial consultation.

Breast Reduction Recovery

You will notice soon after the surgery that your results are visible. Your breasts will be lighter and smaller than before, and once your recovery is complete, you will notice that the discomfort associated with large breasts is gone. You should also be able to fit into smaller, more attractive blouses and halter tops. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is some pain in the days following breast reduction. I advise all of my Honolulu breast reduction patients to avoid strenuous activity for two weeks following surgery. After that, they can fully appreciate the results of the procedure.

What is the cost?

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Hawaii?

The cost of Breast Reduction in Hawaii can vary on a number of factors, including the techniques used and the degree of change. After your consultation, Dr. Schlesinger will create your surgical plan and once that is made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete price breakdown.

In certain cases, health insurance may cover this procedure, but it may take a little more time to get your final answer, which is why we suggest that you talk to your medical insurance provider and find out what their requirements are for Breast Reductions surgery.

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Why Choose Dr. Schlesinger?

Mommy Makeover Hawaii is owned and led by S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed over 20,000 cosmetic procedures over the last three decades. Dr. Schlesinger is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, where he was the highest honor graduate and a former recipient of the Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year award. He is a proud and active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an Active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Schedule Your Consultation

To discuss undergoing breast reduction in Hawaii, contact Mommy Makeover Hawaii today at (808) 517-5076 to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Honolulu. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will be glad to speak with potential Hawaii breast reduction patients during that time. You don’t need to be weighed down by the size of your breasts, if you would like to take the next step, contact us today!

More than 28k+ patients worldwide have placed their trust in Dr. Schlesinger.

  • Intelligent423125
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.

  • Marylan54
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?

  • Kendra C.
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about Dr. Schlesinger!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.

  • Amanda V
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, Dr. Schlesinger completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!

  • BoBo B.
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Dr. Schlesinger is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Larry was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. Dr. Schlesinger and his team are the best!

  • Dan C.
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.

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