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la_angel 09-01-2009 11:33 AM

Breast Reduction Los Angeles - Who's The Best Surgeon?
 
My best friend is considering breast reduction Los Angeles CA is where she lives (and where I live too!) The problem is there are so many plastic surgeons in the area and with many of their big budgets they spend on advertising themselves it can be hard to decipher who's the real deal and who's just average. Being that I've had cosmetic work done before myself I told her I would help her find a good doctor.

The concern my friend really has is about the scarring. From what I know about breast reduction surgery is it's a pretty brutal operation. They slash open the area under your breast with a very large incision, remove breast tissue, and then sew you back up.

Hopefully a few of you on the plastic surgery forum can help me with these questions:

(1) Have any of you had this operation in the Los Angeles or even greater Southern California area?
(2) Does anyone know if there are alternate methods which involve smaller incisions?

c2it 10-17-2009 01:45 AM

I don't need a breast reduction but if I did my main concern would be the technique the surgeon used because I would not want to have bad scarring. I know there are some doctors that make smaller incisions vs the sloppy doctors which make a honking big cut to remove the breast tissue. I woudn't be able to tell you who the is good for breast reduction in Los Angeles or anywhere else for that matter is but I would base it off of the incision method they use. When shopping around for surgeons ask them that and ask how big the cut will be, where it will be located and to provide before and after pictures of this procedure he has done on other women. That's your best way to go about it I think.

EmilyRoth7 11-13-2009 02:04 PM

I totally understand your apprehension. With so many doctors in the LA area, it is difficult to know who to go to. I would suggest doing a search using breastimplantsusa but my specific recommendation would be to go with Dr. Grover. His website is drgrover.com and he usually leaves little to no scars on his patients.

robyne00 11-15-2009 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by EmilyRoth7 (Post 3038)
I totally understand your apprehension. With so many doctors in the LA area, it is difficult to know who to go to. I would suggest doing a search using breastimplantsusa but my specific recommendation would be to go with Dr. Grover. His website is drgrover.com and he usually leaves little to no scars on his patients.

I checked out Dr. Grover's site, and frankly there is a GREAT deal of scarring in many of the photos!!! I do not think a surgeon would post surgery photos considered an overall "success" immediately following surgery. He or she would wait an ample period of time to demonstrate the healing of the scars, and decreasing of swelling. I understand this surgeon is a media darling, but many of his patients' "after" photos would not coerce me to visit this gent. Caveat emptor!

robyne00 11-27-2009 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by la_angel (Post 3372)
I think as a general rule of thumb if you do breast reduction in Los Angeles, even though there are more plastic surgeons than you can count here, I think that a lot of them have distorted views of what looks natural and what doesn't.

Well they are in L.A. ... lol!!! :) Distorted views? Never! Just kidding la_angel!

la_angel 12-02-2009 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by robyne00 (Post 3401)
Well they are in L.A. ... lol!!! :) Distorted views? Never! Just kidding la_angel!

LOL I know! When I'm old and gray I want to go to Kansas or somewhere neutral to get my lifts :p

robyne00 12-02-2009 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by la_angel (Post 3514)
LOL I know! When I'm old and gray I want to go to Kansas or somewhere neutral to get my lifts :p

Come to NY ... I know someone great and you deserve it!

la_angel 12-06-2009 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by robyne00 (Post 3522)
Come to NY ... I know someone great and you deserve it!

I seriously will consider that! :D The good news is that I shouldn't need any lifts for a few years - hopefully!

MariaSan 04-16-2010 11:32 AM

Hello La Angel:

Just came across this post today. I had a reduction and lift done in Los Angeles in 2000. I'm happy to say that I am extremely happy with how my scars have healed throughout the past years. I only used vitamin E at a time when the doctor said I was allowed to... but I've never been consistent with it. I have no problem sending you before/after op photos... as well as current photos of the scars if you are interested. I am not too aware of any current forms of reduction since I had it done the "classic" way.

I can disclose the surgeons information on that private message as well.

This may be too late for your friend, but let me know if I can help.

ASA 04-19-2010 08:26 AM

Do NOT go to Dr's Ruff & Otero.
 
:Angry: Drís Paul Ruff & Sussan Otero groups located in Washington, DC are bunch of scammers. Their practice runs by Dr.Otero unqualified & unprofessional husband which makes you sick to your stomach to talk to him.

They give confusing statement to patients before their plastic surgery procedures and later on denying honoring their own statement in written in black & white!

They give a bad name to car dealers. DO NOT GO TO THESE DOCTORS.:Angry:


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