Breast Reduction

Conveniently located to serve Newport Beach & all areas of Orange County

Breast reduction is a popular procedure performed for a variety of reasons. Some women may not like having large breasts for aesthetic purposes or may find them difficult to deal with due to clothing restrictions and more. Others may experience chronic joint and muscle pain or other medical issues due to the size of their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Sundine

The Benefits of Breast Reduction

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.

Your Breast Reduction will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine at his office located in Newport Beach

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgery

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.

The Expertise of 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.

Breast Reduction Cost

Breast reduction is a highly personalized procedure. Dr. Sundine carefully crafts a custom procedure based on the information provided during the consultation so that he can provide you with your ideal results. Cost can vary between patients. Financing options are available.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are interested in breast reduction surgery and would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine. He has provided numerous women in the areas of Newport Beach and can address any questions or concerns you may have about the breast reduction procedure.

Breast Reduction/Mastopexy After Care Instructions

  • Postoperative Instructions

    After surgery, it is important for you to have someone available to stay with you for the first 24-48 hours, as you will be weak and drowsy. You may require help the first few times you get out of bed. It is important to get out of bed early and often after your surgery (with assistance) to prevent postoperative problems. This activity will greatly reduce the risk of blood clots in your leg veins. Please take deep breaths frequently to keep your lungs clear (15-20 per hour). Keep your head elevated about 30 degrees (two pillows) with the knees slightly flexed.

    After surgery it is best to go to bed and elevate your head and shoulders on at least 2 pillows.

    A light diet is best after surgery. Begin by taking liquids slowly and progress to soups or Jell-O. You may start a regular diet the next day.

    Please take the pain medication only if you have pain. Take it with crackers, Jell-O, etc. You should need it the first 2-3 days after surgery as prescribed. Take the antibiotics as directed until they are completed. It is very important you take the antibiotics to prevent infection.

    DO NOT SMOKE. This is very important. Smoking causes vasoconstriction and impedes healing.
    For the first 72 hours keep your arm movements to a minimum. Your arms should not be used to support your body or lift

    anything heavy. Do not push with your arms to lift yourself in bed. Keep your arms as close to your body as possible.

    Frequently small drains are used to draw off any accumulating fluid after surgery. The bulb should be collapsed at all times. The fluid will need to be removed from the bulb every 3 hours. Please keep a record of what time and how much fluid is emptied from the bulb. Bring this record with you to the office appointment. Usually drains are removed 24 hours after surgery. The drains will not be removed if you have drained more than 30 cc within a 24-hour period.

    Your initial dressing will be a padded breast dressing. This will stay in place for one week. Sponge bathe while the breast dressing is in place. You will change to a sports bra one week postoperatively. Avoid an underwire bra for 4-6 weeks.

    Do not submerge yourself in a bath, swimming pool, whirlpool, or ocean for 2 weeks.

    Begin massage of the incision scars two weeks after the surgery. They can be massaged with vitamin E, aloe vera, or moisturizing cream. You may also purchase a cream to help minimize scarring, please ask our nurse if you are interested.

    *Call our office if you have any questions, if any problems should arise, or if you have been having any signs or symptoms of infection (redness, fever, drainage). 949-706-3100 (Irvine Office) or 949-677-5845 (Dr. Sundine’s cell).



Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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