Breast Reduction Newport Beach
Breast reduction will alter the size of your breasts if you think they are too large and not in proportion to your body. Abnormally large breasts are usually hereditary and can cause a range of problems, including low self-esteem and physical discomfort such as shoulder and back pain. In some cases, large breasts that sag may also cause skin rashes. Dr. Sundine performs both male and female breast reduction surgery to deliver aesthetically pleasing results and alleviate any physical discomfort associated with enlarged breasts.
For more information on breast reduction surgery in Newport Beach, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact his office at 949 706 3100.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are healthy women who are experiencing physical discomfort and/or emotional distress due to abnormally large breasts. However, breast reduction surgery candidates should not be extremely overweight, because weight gain and loss can affect the size of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery can also be performed on men who suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts). A consultation with Dr. Sundine will help you determine whether you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. If you are a male with enlarged breasts, please visit our page on male breast reduction.
The Breast Reduction Procedure in Newport Beach
Breast reduction is always performed under general anesthesia at a local hospital or accredited surgery center. Your time in the operating room may be anywhere from two to three hours.
The procedure involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Sundine makes an incision that starts around the areola and extends vertically down to the fold of the breast. This allows him to trim excess tissue and lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest. If you have very large breasts, nipple surgery may be performed in conjunction with breast reduction in order to reduce the size of the areolas. Lastly, the incisions are closed with sutures and surgical garments are placed around the chest.
Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery
Immediately after surgery, you will feel sore and numb. Your breasts will be wrapped in surgical garments and you will be kept at Dr. Sundine’s recovery center for observation, but you may go home later that day. At home you will be advised to rest and refrain from any physical activities. You will experience mild discomfort, which is treated with pain medicine. You may also experience loss of sensation, which returns over time. You will be able to return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the nature of your job. You will not be able to lift heavy objects or exercise for up to three months, so plan accordingly. Dr. Sundine may also ask you to wear a postoperative bra for an extended period of time. Routine follow-up care will be provided to you by Dr. Sundine.
Dr. Michael Sundine is a plastic surgeon Newport Beach patients trust to deliver excellent care and remarkable aesthetic results. He has treated many breast surgery patients, including breast lift and breast augmentation Orange County patients. He also specializes in facial plastic surgery such as nose surgery, face lift and eyelid lift in Newport Beach.