Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery in Oakland

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is an effective surgical procedure to reduce and lift full breasts.

Many women suffer from back pain, neck and shoulder pain, interscapular pain, shoulder grooves, and headaches caused by overly large breasts. Large, pendulous breasts can also lead to sleepless nights and breathing discomfort.

Overly large breasts can be due to genetics or can develop after pregnancy and breastfeeding. But you can correct this. The fact is that you are not a hostage to your body – you can take control of it and have the body you’ve always imagined. Dr. Joseph N. Togba is here to help you achieve those goals!
What is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes tissue and skin to reduce the size of breasts. Another benefit is that saggy breasts are lifted to the proper position. Dr. Joseph N. Togba is a very experienced breast reduction surgeon and has created smaller, lighter, more proportioned breasts for many Oakland breast reduction patients. In the end, patients experience the benefits of both lighter and lifted breasts.

During your breast reduction in Oakland, California, Dr. Joseph N. Togba will either make a circum-vertical (lollipop) incision or a standard anchor patterned incision, depending on the size and shape of your breasts. Breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed and your breasts are reshaped. Your nipples and areolas are not removed; however, they are repositioned to the appropriate level on the breast mound and your breasts are reshaped to a pleasing contour. Important fact: Patients should be aware that a breast lift is not a separate procedure but rather an integral part of the breast reduction surgery.

Below are the types of incision patterns for breast reduction:
A Lollipop or Circum-vertical Incision
Anchor Patterned Incision
Booking a consultation with your Oakland breast reduction surgeon

Dr. Joseph N. Togba, who is a board-certified plastic surgeon, knows that patients with realistic expectations of their procedure have the best results. This is why he has an in-depth consultation with each breast reduction patient at his Oakland practice, where he discusses their aesthetic goals.
Other plastic surgery procedures Dr. Joseph N. Togba performs to improve your figure

Many women choose to have liposuction or a tummy tuck with their breast reduction surgery. Liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits from under the arms enhances the effect of breast reduction surgery. A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and fat and tighten abdominal muscles to improve the body’s contour by creating an hourglass shape.
What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?

As with all surgery, there will be a period of recovery after breast reduction. Most patients are able to return to work two weeks after surgery. Breast reduction surgery does leave scars, although Dr. Joseph N. Togba ensures they can be hidden under your bra, and the scars will significantly fade over time. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Joseph N. Togba encourages all of his patients to engage in walking after surgery.