Downsizing Your Breasts

Breast Reduction San Diego, CASometimes as people get older, they want to “downsize” their lives, with a smaller house and a smaller life. Women with overly large breasts feel the same way; only they shouldn’t wait until they get older to downsize their intrusive breasts. Dr. Kearney can perform breast reduction surgery to improve your life.

Why would a woman want to reduce her breast size?

These days, breast augmentation is one of the top two cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States year in and year out. So, it could be counterintuitive to think a woman would want to purposefully make her breasts smaller.

But overly large breasts can be a burden. The weight alone can cause back and neck pain, even leading to a hunched posture. Bra straps become torture devices as they dig into the skin. The breasts can keep a woman from participating in certain types of exercise. And the undue attention they attract can make a woman avoid social situations.

What is breast reduction?

Dr. Kearney performs what is known as reduction mammaplasty. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the breasts. The goal is to make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the figure and to eliminate any discomfort they cause.

How is the procedure done?

Dr. Kearney usually makes an “anchor” incision with reduction surgery. This incision circles the nipple-areolar complex, drops down vertically from the nipple to the crease at the bottom of the breast and then extends horizontally along the bottom of the breast. This incision is necessary to access the amount of tissue needed. Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are then removed. Dr. Kearney may reduce the size of the areolae, and the nipple-areolar complex is moved upward to match the smaller, higher breasts.

What is recovery like?

After reduction surgery, the patient will wear a surgical bra to decrease swelling and support the breasts. After the initial week, a support bra will need to be worn 24 hours a day for at least one month. Most patients can return to work in five days and resume most activities within one month. Strenuous exercise, particularly jogging or aerobics will probably need to wait six weeks.

Tired of your breasts getting in the way of your life? Call Dr. Kearney at 858-677-9352 and set up a consultation for breast reduction surgery.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Kearney and staff

858.677.9352

www.kearneymd.com