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Breast Reduction in Newport Beach, CA

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While full breasts are a desire of many women, overly large breasts are often a detriment. Heavy, cumbersome breasts develop during a woman’s youth or due to pregnancy or weight gain. The presence of these breasts can lead to physical discomfort and emotional insecurities.

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, decreases the size of the breasts to relieve the physical and emotional stresses and symptoms of large breasts.

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What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

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Reduced Physical Discomfort


Heavy breasts place excess strain on the body, which results in back, chest, shoulder, and neck pain. This discomfort can be so severe that it limits one’s ability to participate in exercise or sports. Breast reduction increases comfort and mobility and improves one’s quality of life.

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Increased Emotional Comfort


Large breasts often attract unwanted attention and ridicule. Breast reduction surgery restores balanced proportions to enhance a woman’s confidence and comfort in her body. This surgical procedure will also increase your availability of clothing since proportions will be balanced.

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Decreased Skin Irritation


Heavy breasts tend to sag and rub against the skin on the top of the ribs. This creates chafing, rashes, and other skin irritations. The weight of the breasts also causes indentations on the shoulders from the pressure of bra straps. Breast reduction reduces the size of the breasts and eliminates irritation.

What Will My Breast Reduction Entail?

Consultation

  • Your consultation with Dr. Grazer is an essential part of your breast reduction process.
  • During this consultation, Dr. Grazer will examine your breasts and the quality of your skin, take measurements and photos, and discuss your surgical options.
  • Dr. Grazer will answer any of your questions about the procedure or the plastic surgery process.

Procedure

  • IV (intravenous) sedation will be administered for comfort and safety.
  • Incisions will be made on the breast through which glandular tissue and fat are removed.
  • Incisions are closed, and the breasts are wrapped with a compression garment.

Incisions

  • Traditional breast reduction surgeries utilize an anchor incision.
  • This incision runs around the areola, extends vertically down the lower pole of the breast (from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease), and along the inframammary fold (breast crease).
  • This incision may be smaller if a lesser amount of reduction is necessary.

Commonly Combined Procedures

  • Breast lift surgery addresses sagging breasts—a condition commonly associated with overly large, heavy breasts. Most breast reductions are combined with a breast lift.
  • Liposuction removes excess fat on and around the breast, including the bra fat roll on the back, to reveal a smaller chest area.
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Do You Have Concerns About Breast Reduction?

Recovery

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, and you will return home soon after your surgery is complete. Your breasts will be wrapped in a compression bra that will protect the incisions and ensure that the breasts are healing with the correct shape and position. This garment will also help reduce swelling by promoting blood circulation.

You can expect to be sore, swollen, and bruised following your breast reduction. Any discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. Strenuous exercise or lifting over 10 pounds is prohibited for at least six weeks, but most women return to work within one to two weeks.

Scars

Scarring will develop after any surgical procedure at the incision sites. Dr. Grazer does everything he can to make these incisions as small and inconspicuous as possible, but you can expect to have scarring around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and along the breast crease. These scars will fade with time and can be lessened by applying silicone strips and gel to the healing incisions.

Cost

Breast reduction surgery is a personalized surgical procedure. The cost of your breast reduction will reflect that personalization as well as the skills and qualifications of your surgeon.

You will be provided with a breast reduction cost estimate during your consultation that will include anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon’s fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of breast reduction is $5,680, but this price will vary significantly depending on the above factors.

Many health insurance companies will cover some or all of the cost of breast reduction if it is performed for the improvement of health and comfort. Check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered. We also offer financing options through CareCredit™and ALPHAEON®.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a candidate for breast reduction?

    Breast reduction surgery is performed on women who experience physical and emotional discomfort due to the large size of their breasts. Candidates for breast reduction do not smoke, are healthy with no previous medical conditions that could impair their ability to heal, and have realistic expectations of their results.

  • What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift?

    Breast reduction addresses the size of the breasts by removing excess glandular tissue and fat that is contributing to the overly large size of the breasts. Breast lift surgery targets the appearance and projection of the breasts by tightening breast tissue, which raises the elevation of the breasts by reducing premature breast sag.

  • What are the risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

    Physical and aesthetic complications following breast reduction are rare, but they are possible. These physical complications include:

    • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Blood clots
    • Changes in skin or nipple sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
    • Prolonged wound healing
    • Reduced ability to breastfeed

    Aesthetic complications include:

    • Unfavorable scarring
    • Breast asymmetry
  • Are my breast reduction results permanent?

    Yes. The results of your breast reduction will be permanent. Still, your breasts will continue to age naturally and are subject to significant weight fluctuations or changes in the breasts due to pregnancy. Following your breast reduction, you will enjoy more youthful breasts with increased physical and emotional comfort.