Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Breast Reduction

While large breasts are sometimes considered a blessing, they can also be a burden, both physically and cosmetically. Even if a woman’s breasts are not overly large, she may prefer smaller breasts based on her overall frame size. Whatever the reason, breast reduction surgery is an effective way to help women get the breast size they’ve been looking for. By using precision techniques to remove breast tissue and lift the remaining skin, Dr. Karamanoukian can create breasts that are perky and manageable. If you feel your breasts are too large and you could benefit from breast reduction in Santa Monica, please call our office today.

Reasons for Breast Reduction

During Dr. Karamanoukian’s many years of breast reduction delivery, he has seen virtually all the reasons that women would seek breast reduction. Most women share many of their reasons for breast reduction, although they may experience them in varying levels of severity.

It’s interesting to note that breast reduction patients are among Dr. Karamanoukian’s happiest group of patients. Once the surgery is complete, they experience relief from symptoms that have been with them for quite some time. They have improved mobility, reduced or eliminated pain and boosted confidence.

  • The primary reasons for breast reduction include:
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder grooving from bra straps
  • Inability to find well-fitted clothing
  • Rashes that develop underneath or between the breasts
  • Poor posture
  • Cosmetic insecurity

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please know that breast reduction in Santa Monica with Dr. Karamanoukian can reduce or completely eliminate the symptoms, allowing you to resume a life of activity and confidence. To find out more about what his patients call the best breast reduction in Santa Monica, please call our office today.

Incision Options

In considering breast reduction, there are a number of incision options. While the incision used will depend in large part upon your breast size and desired results, it is still good to know these options. During your initial consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will make a professional recommendation based upon what he sees will get the best results. By giving you all necessary information and answering your questions, he will make sure you are completely educated regarding the procedure.

Breast reduction incision options include:


The anchor scar appears around the areola, down the front of the breast and along the bottom of the inframammary fold. This technique allows for the greatest degree of reduction, shaping and lifting.


The lollipop scar appears around the areola and down the front of the breast. Used for milder cases of breast reduction, the lollipop incision can still remove more tissue than the donut incision.


Used only in the mildest cases for breast reduction, the donut scar appears only around the areola. With precise closing techniques, Dr. Karamanoukian can reduce its appearance even further.

Lasting, Beautiful Results

Patients considering breast reduction will be happy to know that it provides among the most stable results in the entire cosmetic field. Further, its results are dramatic, beautiful and comfortable. A patient is left with only her natural breast tissue, with no artificial devices that may cause complications. Overall, it is an extremely effective procedure that leaves patients glowing and confident. With Dr. Karamanoukian’s unrelenting dedication to cosmetic excellence, he delivers among the finest breast reduction available. Please call us today to find out more.

Expert Los Angeles Breast Reduction Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering breast reduction, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified in both cosmetic surgery and vein surgery. This means that when it comes to reducing, shaping and lifting your breasts, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your breast reduction, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each breast reduction takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian has a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your breast reduction. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book. If you're looking for a safe and effective breast reduction in Santa Monica, please call our office today.