Breast Reduction in La Jolla, CA

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers breast reduction to local residents requiring cosmetic surgery.

While most women may envy your large breasts, you know the truth of having breasts that are too large for your body – back aches, shoulder and neck pain, clothes that don’t fit, and the never-ending search for a decent bra. All these things make your sexy curves a bit more than you can manage.

What Is Breast Reduction?

The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts so that they are more in proportion with your body type and size. The surgery can also reduce and eliminate the side effects of having large breasts so that you can wear clothes that look really great on you!

Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?

A simple as the procedure sounds, the choice to have breast reduction can be difficult for some women. Although the entire breast is not being removed, you may feel as if you are somehow losing a part of your femininity. Dr. Shumway understands not only the physical benefits of breast reduction, but he can also help reassure you that you will still be as beautiful as you are right now, only you will be much more comfortable with the way you look and feel!

Choosing a Breast Reduction Surgeon

Dr. Shumway is the Founder and Director of Shumway Cosmetic Surgery located on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla, California. He is the current President of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the former President of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. He studied many years at Duke University in General and Thoracic Surgery and in Surgery of the Head and Neck. This was followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Laser Surgery. With over 11 years of surgical training and 12 additional years of breast augmentation experience teaching the TUBA technique, Dr. Shumway is the premier physician on the West Coast performing Transumbilical Breast Augmentation.

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

General anesthesia is used for breast reduction surgeries, which can last between one to two hours. Based on your breast tissue, amount of reduction, and your cosmetic goals, Dr. Shumway decides what type of incision to use. He then remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and reshapes your breasts, and in some cases, the nipple and areola are repositioned.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?

The cost of your breast reduction will depend on the extent of the surgery needed for your individual body style and cosmetic goals. Your procedure may be covered by your insurance if your breast reduction is intended to alleviate physical pain and discomfort, such as back aches and shoulder pain. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you with the cost of your breast reduction.

On the Road to Recovery

Rest is recommended for the first few days following surgery. A post-surgical sports bra is typically worn for the first few weeks. Most discomfort associated with the breast surgery will be well-controlled with the oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Shumway. Antibiotics will also be prescribed. Most patients report only mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness following the surgery. Many patients return to work within three days and resume their normal activities within four to six weeks.

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Take the Next Step!

If you have been considering breast reduction, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation in our La Jolla office with Dr. Shumway. This will give Dr. Shumway the opportunity to understand your concerns and expectations. He will then assess your breasts and help you decide which approach is best for your breast reduction. We encourage you to take the first step toward feeling more attractive, confident, and desirable. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Shumway, a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around San Diego and La Jolla. Dr. Shumway is also famous for facelifts, laser peels, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and so much more. If you are looking for self-improvement and cosmetic surgery (major overhaul or minimally invasive), he and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 858-587-2640 today to schedule your free initial consultation!