Breast Reduction

Having large breasts can be uncomfortable, to say the least. Issues from bra strap grooves in the shoulders to pain while running or even emotional insecurity can affect women in their daily lives. The good news: a breast reduction from Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Youssef can help alleviate the difficulties associated with having large breasts.

When you meet with Dr. Youssef for your breast reduction consultation at our Santa Monica office, he carefully considers what will be the best option for you. He is committed to helping you achieve results you’ll love.

What’s YOUnique about Breast Reduction Surgery?

A breast reduction procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the breast. Most patients who consider breast reduction surgery in Santa Monica suffer from soreness and pain in their back, which is typically caused by having large, heavy breasts.

While there are many methods of breast reduction surgery, Dr. Youssef prefers using liposuction, since the breasts are mostly comprised of fat tissue. This technique reduces side effects and minimizes scarring, making it a preferred method.

Breast Reduction

Instead of removing or disrupting any skin, 3 to 5 tiny incisions are made. These incisions make it possible to insert a cannula (small metal tube) and remove the excess fat. For your breast reduction in Los Angeles, anesthesia infused with adrenaline will be directly administered to the area where the fat will be removed. The area will then become numb and the blood vessels will become constricted, eliminating pain. This process is called tumescent liposuction.

Recovery and Results

Since you will have anesthesia in your system, it is recommended that you have someone pick you up, stay with you overnight, and bring you back in the next day to have your first postoperative check-up after your breast reduction.

You will be given a supportive bra that must be worn 24 hours a day to minimize sagging and speed up healing. After the first day you should be walking at least 30 minutes a day in addition to your usual regimen. Don’t shave or go swimming for a few days after your procedure (this can cause infection). Most patients are able to recover without taking pain medication, but it is okay if necessary. Swelling and any bruising dissipate after a few weeks.

If you’re ready to learn how a breast reduction can help you, request a consultation online or call our office for more information about our procedures.


Jemela D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
Excellent very honest and knowledgable.

Paluzi D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
There are not enough words to express how pleased I am with every procedure I’ve had done. Dr. Youssef is an amazing surgeon, not only is he caring but also a perfectionist. All I can say is that it was a life changing experience.

Suzanne R.

Submitted on 08/01/2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Mark for over 10 years and have had MANY procedures done by him and Michelle. I absolutely love their work, and they are also wonderful people! I credit Dr. Mark for making me always look youthful and never overdone. I recommend Younique to everyone I know!

Dina A.

Submitted on 15/03/2018
Michelle is amazing. She takes the time to explain everything and has patience.

Valerie P.

Submitted on 24/03/2018
Always great with Michelle.

RuthAnne G.

Submitted on 13/03/2018
Seriously couldn’t imagine going to any other doctor. The best!