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About Dr. Brenner

In addition to being a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kevin Brenner is also highly-respected in his field, with his focus lying specifically in the breasts and abdomen. Dr. Brenner completed five years of general surgery residency at RUSH University and Chicago’s Cook County hospital in Chicago, before a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California.

After completing these residencies, Dr. Brenner relocated to Beverly Hills, California, where he runs his private practice. His work has been highly acclaimed, and has been regularly featured in authoritative peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals. Additionally, Dr. Brenner has written several chapters in various textbooks, and his work is frequently featured in media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight.

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Breast Reduction Before and After

Testimonials Written from Patients

What’s the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery?

The cost of breast reduction surgery can vary, with a common price range being $12,000-$16,000, though costs can vary depending on the specifics of your surgery.

The total cost usually involves several fees:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Post-surgical garments
  • Prescriptions for medication

The lower end of the price range reflects out-of-pocket expenses for patients whose insurance covered some of their surgery.

For more information on the Schnur Sliding Scale and how it is used to determine insurance coverage for breast reduction, visit our Schnur Sliding Scale page.

Will Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction Surgery?

Insurance can cover the cost of surgery based on a determination that reconstructive breast reduction surgery is necessary to restore normal physical function. A breast reduction surgeon such as Dr. Brenner in Beverly Hills can document the physical need for the surgery, as California law requires plans that cover breast reduction to provide benefits when certain criteria are met. The first point is that macromastia must be diagnosed as the reason for the functional impairment. A visit to Dr. Brenner’s Beverly Hills clinic will accomplish the necessary physical examination. During your visit, Dr. Brenner will document any other functional impairments.

Functional impairments can include:

  • Severe skin rashes that do not respond to medical treatment
  • Severe functional impairment of physical activity
  • Rounding of the spine caused by the weight of the breasts (kyphosis)
  • Signs of nerve compression
  • Chronic breast pain from the weight of the breasts
  • Shoulder grooving from bra straps
  • Headache, back and neck pain

Incision Options

Lollipop Incision

In some cases, Dr. Brenner will use a lollipop incision, which is around the areola and down the front of the breast, extending down to the inframammary fold.

Anchor Incision

In most women with very large breasts, a full (or anchor pattern) incision will be required in order to remove the severely excess breast skin. This tends to be the most common incision type, as it allows Dr. Brenner a higher degree of control over his ability to contour the breast mound, removing excess skin and shaping your results to your satisfaction.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Extremely large breasts are a condition known as macromastia, or breast hypertrophy.
  • In addition to back problems, it can cause issues like rashes, shoulder pain, and more.
  • According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 10,000 have breast reduction surgery each year.
  • Breast reduction patients are often among the happiest patients of any procedure Dr. Brenner offers.

Quality, Assurance, Results Why Choose Dr. Brenner for Breast Reduction?

Prior to becoming one of the finest board-certified plastic surgeons Beverly Hills has to offer, Dr. Brenner’s education was vast, extending across several universities and branches in the medical field. In addition to receiving his board certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Brenner is also board certified in general surgery, giving him a unique skill set to perform advanced reconstruction techniques.

Superior Results, Thanks to Dr. Brenner’s Supero-Medial Based Pedicle

Dr. Brenner’s commitment to procedure excellence has led to the development of an experienced aesthetic eye, and over the years he’s developed his own method for breast reduction. By utilizing a supero-medial based pedicle, he’s able to create perkier breast mounds which remain in proportion to the patient’s chest size and width, for a perkier look that avoids the risk of bottoming out or taking on a more boxy appearance.

What Our Patients Are Asking

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

A woman who is in good overall health and feels that her breasts are too large for her body is generally a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.

Can breast reduction surgery remedy asymmetrical breasts?

Each body is unique, and each surgical procedure is tailored to the needs of that patient. For those with heavy, asymmetrical breasts, the problem can be resolved with breast reduction surgery.

How much downtime will I need following breast reduction surgery?

Most patients report that they are able to stop taking pain medication within a few days of their breast reduction surgery. You should plan to take approximately one week off of work following your surgery, although some patients return to jobs with little physical activity even earlier.

What is the best age to have breast reduction surgery?

Although it is often recommended that women wait until their bodies are fully formed to pursue breast reduction surgery, some women have breasts so large that a surgery may be warranted in the late teens.

Will the results of my breast reduction be long-lasting?

Yes. Unless you gain a considerable amount of weight or become pregnant, the results of your breast reduction will be lifelong.

What other health conditions can be improved following breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery can improve your overall feeling of wellbeing including alleviating back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as an improvement in skin irritations and rashes caused by friction.

Can you perform complementary procedures?

We commonly perform liposuction of the fatty tissues under and in front of the armpit along with breast reduction, yes. This can be discussed during your in-person consultation.

Are there any real safety concerns?

The most common safety concerns center on anesthesia, which is extremely safe for healthy individuals. If you have an underlying medical condition, you’ll be sent for medical clearance with your primary care physician or a medical specialist before the procedure.

Your Breast Reduction Recovery Timeline

One Hour

Drainage tubes may be placed, to facilitate the removal of excess fluid, and we’ll prescribe oral pain medication to help you stay comfortable. After a brief stay in our recovery room, you’ll be discharged.

Day One

You’ll actually be able to return home on the day of your surgery, and we’ll fit you with a comfortable padded bra, to gently compress and support your breasts as they begin to heal.

The Day After

Dr. Brenner will ask you to return to the office for a quick post-op check the day after your surgery, so we can make sure you’re beginning the healing process properly.

One Week

You’ll experience bruising and tenderness in the few weeks, but you can resume light activity within the first few days. One week after your procedure, you’ll return to the office for suture (and possibly drain) removal.

Two Weeks

Heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, and sexual activity can be resumed after about two weeks.

1/3/6 Months

As you heal and your final results become permanently visible, Dr. Brenner will ask you to return for checkups at one, three, six, and twelve month intervals. You’ll begin to notice that your scars have significantly faded and your body has almost fully healed. Within a year, you’ll be enjoying your new look and feeling fantastic.

Dr. Brenner’s Consultation Process Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Before your procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Brenner, during which time he’ll get to know your personal goals, and begin working with you to develop a roadmap that will enable you to meet them.

We’ll also use our highly advanced Vectra 3D Imaging system, allowing you to visualize your potential results without having to undergo any surgery whatsoever. This way, you can know exactly what to expect from your breast reduction surgery.

Your Consultation Timeline

Step 1

We’ll talk through your medical history, goals, and personal preferences. This will help us work together and determine whether or not the breast lift is actually the best option for you, or if another procedure might bring you in line with your preferred results.

Step 2

Next, we’ll talk through your preferences and determine what size of breast mound would most closely match you and your body size, in terms of proportion.

Step 3

This is followed by a thorough talking-through of the procedure itself. This is where you’ll get to ask me anything you want about how I work and how the surgery is actually performed. I’ll talk you through everything you need to know about your surgery and beyond, so you can feel completely safe, comfortable, and secure.

Step 4

I’ll also be sure to discuss any potential complications with you, so you can feel that you’re making a fully informed decision. Any surgical procedure brings with it some risk of complication, and I’ll explain to you how my experience allows me to keep them to an impressive minimum.

Step 5

We will also go through the recovery process, talking you through everything you need to know about your postoperative process, with a thorough timetable for your recovery and return to normal activity.

Step 6

At this point we’ll be ready to schedule your procedure and get you started on the first steps to a brand new you!

Questions to Ask During Your Breast Reduction Consultation

During your consultation, we recommend asking some of the following questions

  • What can I expect during my recovery time?
  • Will I be able to breastfeed?
  • How will my breasts look over time?
  • What should I do for the optimal results?
  • How much experience do you have with this procedure?
  • What incision type or technique would you recommend?

Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills

Disproportionately large breasts can cause problems, both medical and cosmetic in nature. If you’re not happy with the overly large size or shape of your breasts, reach out to Dr. Brenner, and set up a consultation. His extensive experience with breast reduction surgery means he can help you enjoy the look and feel you know you deserve.