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Breast Reduction Newport Beach

Many women request breast reduction surgery because they are unhappy with their overly large, pendulous breasts. For some women, having extremely large breasts poses several challenges. For instance, having pendulous breasts makes certain physical activities such as running difficult or even painful. Having very large breasts can also cause back, neck and shoulder pain, often as the result of inadvertently hunching forward due to the heavy weight of the large breasts. Some women simply find their pendulous breasts unattractive, while others feel self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts.

To correct these concerns and more, Dr. Richard H. Lee performs breast reduction surgery in Newport Beach. Thanks to breast reduction surgery, Dr. Lee has helped numerous women feel more comfortable, both physically and emotionally.

What Happens During Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure. Before beginning the surgery, general anesthesia is administered, so the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.

After Dr. Lee creates the required incision(s), he removes excess skin and tissue from the breast. Most of the excised skin and tissue is taken from the lower breast area.

With every breast reduction procedure, Dr. Lee incorporates breast lift as well, so he can mold and fashion new, youthful-looking breasts for every patient. The results, of course, can vary depending on the amount and consistency of the breast tissue itself, but Dr. Lee is able to create much lighter, perkier-looking breasts, in most cases. In many cases, incorporating breast lift also creates the appearance of a much thinner, youthful-looking upper body overall.

He then adjusts the nipple to a higher position on the breast, keeping the nipple affixed to the supporting tissue to preserve sensation in the nipple. Typically, with overly large breasts, it is necessary to reduce the size of the areola, so it is in balance with the new size and shape of the breast. The Orange County breast surgeon accomplishes this by eliminating some of the skin from the outer perimeter of the areola.

Lastly, Dr. Lee closes the incisions with stitches and dresses the treated area with bandages as well as an ACE bandage.

Incision Patterns

During consultation, Dr. Lee reviews each patient’s breast anatomy and aesthetic concerns. Based on these factors, the Newport Beach breast surgeon suggests a suitable treatment protocol, including which surgical technique he recommends using during the breast reduction procedure. The chosen surgical approach influences which incision pattern Dr. Lee will use during surgery.

If Dr. Lee and the patient opt for the traditional breast reduction approach, the Orange County cosmetic surgeon will use an inframammary incision that runs horizontally beneath the breast fold, a vertical incision that runs down the front of the breast and a periareolar incision that encircles the outer border of the areola.

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Schedule a Breast Reduction Consultation Today

Dr. Richard H. Lee is an experienced breast surgeon who has years of experience performing breast reduction surgery. If you suffer from physical or emotional discomfort due to your large breasts, breast reduction surgery may be for you. Call 949-548-9312 today to schedule a private consultation.