Dr. Cohen Discusses Breast Reduction on Beverly Hills Podcast

As a long-time plastic surgeon in the Encino and Beverly Hills areas, Dr. Andrew Cohen was recently interviewed on the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Podcast, hosted by fellow plastic surgeons Drs. Jay Calvert and Millicent Rovelo. This digital series covers all areas of plastic surgery, and in Dr. Cohen’s episode that aired in December, the trio focused on one procedure in particular: breast reduction.

In the podcast interview, Dr. Cohen reveals breast reduction has become the top procedure he performs at his practice. In addition, he says the surgery produces an extremely high satisfaction rate among his patients, due to the combination of cosmetic and functional benefits. Throughout the episode, Dr. Cohen discusses all areas of breast reduction with Drs. Calvert and Rovelo, including candidates, surgical techniques, and the importance of post-operative care. 

To listen to this conversation, which includes Dr. Cohen’s tips for patients seeking breast reduction surgery, watch the “Breast Reduction – What You Need to Know” video below.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Reduction FAQs

On today’s blog, Dr. Andrew Cohen answers some of the most frequently asked questions about breast reduction surgery: Will I be getting a lift as part of a breast reduction? The answer is yes. The breast tissue and the skin are removed and the nipple and the areola are raised to a higher location. The lift is a part of the breast reduction procedure. Will I have scars? I prefer the Wise Pattern incision which is a T-incision. This is ... Continue Reading

Benefits of Allergan Inspira Breast Implants

Here in America we have three implant companies to choose from (Allergan, Mentor® and Sientra) for our breast augmentation patients. I prefer to use the Allergan implants because I like the styles and shapes that they provide. Recently, within the last two months, Allergan has introduced their new implants called the Allergan Inspira™ silicone gel implants. I have used these new implants now for the past two months and have placed them into about 30 patients. These new implants have ... Continue Reading

Are You A Candidate For Breast Reduction Surgery?

Macromastia is the medical term for excessively large breasts, and I have performed hundreds of breast reductions on women who could no longer suffer with the symptoms, which include severe neck pain, shoulder pain, deep shoulder grooves, and painful skin rashes. I continue to see many patients with large painful breasts –- in fact, breast reduction is one of my most requested surgical procedures. I generally use the inferior pedicle technique, called the Wise Pattern. This places an incision around ... Continue Reading

What Is The Best Incision For A Breast Augmentation?

I am asked all the time, “What is the best incision for a breast augmentation?” I use all the incisions available… armpit, breast, and nipple… but have recently found my patients want a hidden incision under the armpit. This is called the transaxillary incision. Very few surgeons are trained in this technique. I was trained to do this technique by the best. My patients find it advantageous to have a minimal incision in the armpit, and after several weeks it ... Continue Reading

The Benefit of Breast Augmentation + Lift (Mastopexy)

Many patients ask me if their nipple will be raised with a breast augmentation. The answer is a little, but not much. A breast augmentation will increase the volume of your breasts. If you are an A cup you will be increased to a B, C, or DD if you wish. Where your nipple is positioned on your chest will determine if you need a lift. If you have a nipple that is low or drooping we can do a ... Continue Reading

Male Breast Reduction

Medications, genetics, and weight gain all contribute to a condition in men called Gynecomastia, meaning excess male breast tissue. I see many young boys as well as adult men with male breast tissue. This is a common complaint in my practice. The best option for removing the excess tissue is liposculpture with direct excision of the breast tissue. Many surgeons who don’t practice plastic surgery don’t understand the techniques necessary to get the best result. It is necessary to do ... Continue Reading

Are You A Mommy Makeover Candidate?

If you’ve had kids, then you have probably noticed changes in your body including saggy breasts, a stretched out tummy, and random excess fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. I can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover, which is a catch-all phrase for breast and tummy surgery. After a decade of operating in Los Angeles as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I feel that I have perfected my techniques. As bathing suit styles ... Continue Reading

See Your Results BEFORE Breast Augmentation Surgery with my Vectra 3D Imaging System

“How big should I go?” is the most common question I hear during breast augmentation consults, so I use state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology designed to help you choose a size that works best for you. After discussing your goals and expectations, I use my Vectra 3D imaging system to snap an ultra-high resolution photo of your breasts, and upload the image to a computer. Then I can digitally alter the photo to show you what your breasts will look like ... Continue Reading