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Pasadena Breast Reduction Surgery

Having large breasts can affect you both physically and emotionally. Women with large breasts often suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain as well as irritation and rashes beneath the breasts. Many activities and exercise are difficult to perform and proper fitting clothing and bras are often hard to find. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and redundant skin to give you smaller, firmer and perkier breasts that are proportional to your body. The physical symptoms improve almost immediately after breast reduction surgery and most women that have undergone the procedure for breast reduction surgery wonder why they didn’t do it sooner.

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"Dr. Ruhge was an excellent choice for my breast reduction! Dr. Ruhge took his time to make sure I understood the procedure. This doctor even called my home after surgery to make sure I was recovering well! Not something you hear of often these days! I wish every doctor was as caring, professional, and competent! His office staff is awesome too which makes every appointment fun! Thank you to Dr. Ruhge and staff!!" - J.E.

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The Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery most commonly involves an incision around the areola, from the areola to the breast fold and then along the breast fold. This allows for even removal of excess breast tissue, reshaping and lifting of the breasts. Most of the sutures used are absorbable but those used to precisely approximate the skin edges are removed at one and three weeks. Breast reduction procedures are usually performed as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited surgery center. Anesthesia is administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.

After Surgery

Following surgery you are cared for by a registered nurse in the surgery center recovery room. Once you are fully awake a friend or relative may take you home. The incisions will be bandaged and the chest wrapped with an elastic dressing. You are seen at frequent intervals during the first few weeks and months following surgery to ensure proper healing. Dr. Ruhge recommends most people take one week off of work as long as your profession doesn’t require strenuous activity or heavy lifting. You may resume light exercise after two weeks. Dr. Ruhge recommends waiting for five weeks to resume vigorous exercise to allow for proper healing. The final shape and form of your breasts following reduction is seen after approximately three months. Throughout the entire process Dr. Ruhge will guide you and advise you regarding all matters related to your surgery and recovery.

Related Procedures

Breast reduction is often performed as an isolated procedure. However, if a patient desires additional plastic surgical treatment such as tummy tuck, liposuction or facial rejuvenation this can be combined in select cases.

If you would like to learn more about Breast Reduction surgery we invite you to meet with Dr. Ruhge for a private consultation at our office in Pasadena by calling 626.397.9095, or by scheduling an appointment online.