How Can Breast Reduction Benefit Both Men and Women?

Despite your gender, excess or enlarged breast tissue can develop for a variety of reasons at different stages in life. Fortunately, for both men and women, breast reduction surgery offers an effective treatment to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that are often associated with the condition. Below, our board-certified Encino plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Cohen, details how men and women can benefit from breast surgery to improve their overall confidence, physique, and well-being. Male Breast Reduction Adult men, teenagers, and young boys ... Continue Reading

What Anesthesia Is Used for Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery procedures usually require some type of anesthesia, and different options are better for certain procedures. The two anesthetics that are routinely utilized are general and local. General anesthesia can sometimes be a concern for some patients, as this method means they are in a sleep-like state. Local anesthesia, on the other hand, involves reducing sensation in a specific area, so patients typically remain awake. When patients come to our practice for their plastic surgery enhancements, many want only ... Continue Reading

What Causes Large Breasts?

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While many associate full breasts with femininity and sensuality, those with breasts that are too large in proportion to the rest of their bodies often face a variety of concerns. Overly large breasts can cause strain on the back, neck, shoulders, and other areas of the body, and can make shopping for clothing and bras very difficult. In extreme cases, they can even cause problems with posture and mobility. More distressing yet, disproportionately large breasts can be the source of ... Continue Reading

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

Many patients who undergo breast augmentation at our practice ask the same question: “Does this surgery also provide a ‘lifted’ effect?” Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Andrew Cohen MD, has the answer. While breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) are both performed with the intention of enhancing the breasts, Dr. Cohen stresses that they are individual procedures that differ in many ways. Depending on your cosmetic goals, you may be better suited for one or the other, or you may benefit ... Continue Reading

Allure Magazine Interviews Dr. Cohen About a Celebrity’s Implant Removal

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In a recent story on Allure magazine’s website, Dr. Andrew Cohen was featured explaining the topic of breast implant illness. The article focuses on celebrity Ashley Tisdale’s decision to get her breast implants removed, after feeling symptoms of what she thought might be breast implant illness. Her unexplained digestive issues and food sensitivities led to her seeking explant surgery, in hopes of it relieving her minor health concerns. Dr. Cohen is quoted in the article, saying: "’[Breast implants] have been ... Continue Reading

Mommy Makeover Patient Raves About Dr. Cohen in Ventura Blvd

With a passion for helping patients look and feel beautiful, Dr. Andrew Cohen was recently featured in Ventura Blvd for helping a patient, Linda, through a custom mommy makeover. The article, titled, “Making Over Mommy,” details how Linda suffered from low self-esteem due to the body changes caused by her two pregnancies. Although she had wanted surgery for a while, she hadn’t committed until she consulted with Dr. Cohen, which is when she knew she had found the right fit. ... Continue Reading

How to Firm Sagging Breasts

Breasts gradually evolve throughout one’s lifetime. Due to factors like pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural aging process, many women may notice their breasts starting to sag. This is a common concern that can be caused by depleted breast volume, loose ligaments, lax skin, or a combination of all of these. Since these concerns gradually occur over time, they cannot easily be reversed without surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Cohen, helps women who are unhappy with their sagging ... Continue Reading

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

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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