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Consider breast reduction in San Diego County – La Jolla with surgeon Robert Kearney. Information on large breast pain, incision sites, surgical procedure, scars, recovery and more.

You may be a candidate for breast reduction if you have excessively large breasts that cause pain and backache; if your breasts are way too large for your frame; if you have one breast that is larger than the other; or if you have restrictions in physical activity due to the size of your breasts

The most common incision for breast reduction is an “anchor” incision which is made around your areolas, vertically from the areola to the crease of the breast and then horizontally along the bottom crease of the breast. The size of the areola is reduced during the procedure. With limited breast reduction procedures the scar can sometimes be reduced to a “lollipop” type scar. San Diego plastic surgeon – Dr. Kearney performs breast reduction under general anesthesia and you may go home the same day. Most patients are able to return to work within 1 week and resume normal activities within 3 to 4 weeks. Continue reading about breast reduction surgery in La Jolla.

Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff