A Breast Reduction Can Help Increase Your Quality of Life

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Newport Beach, Orange County & the Greater Los Angeles Area of California

Posted: January 31, 2017

Women with overly large breasts may experience pain in the lower back, neck, and shoulders. Some women may even feel extremely self-conscious in public and find it very difficult to find clothes that are flattering.

There are women who are happy with having large breasts and embrace the look they are born with, but there are some who’s lives are drastically altered with the development of large breasts. If you find that your large breasts are slowing and weighing you down physically and mentally then you might want to think about getting a breast reduction.

What is Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction, known in medical terms as a reduction mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that can be used to reduce the size of large breasts by one, two, or even three sizes depending on your specific preferences. The procedure can be paired with liposuction to help remove the excess fat tissue and skin tissue.

How Can Breast Reduction Help a Woman Physically and Mentally?

Once the excess fat and glandular tissue of both breasts are removed the breasts will look proportional, symmetrical, well rounded, and contoured. As a patient undergoing the procedure, you will immediately feel the difference in pressure on the back. You will be able to stand, walk, and move around more freely and with greater ease and comfort.

After the procedure, you will start to feel more confident in yourself whether it’s at home or in the workplace. You’ll no longer have to worry about how you look in certain outfits when you’re out shopping.

What to be Prepared for with Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction is a highly personal decision and nobody should be forced into it. Due to the lasting results of the procedure, it’s important to know that the changes made can’t be reversed. You should think about it before undergoing the procedure to avoid regretting it in the future.

If you plan on going through with this surgery make sure that a close friend or family member whom you trust completely to hold your hand throughout this entire process. It is important that you receive their help during the recovery period so that you may rest and heal properly.

The surgery takes around 4-5 hours to complete and general anesthesia will be administered. Very rarely is local anesthesia used. Recovery times vary from patient to patient and also depends on the degree or extent of the breast reduction. You should talk to your surgeon about your expected recovery period.

Contact Our Office

Usually, you start off by researching the best plastic surgeons in your city to find out who the best and most experienced surgeon is. Contact us to make the search much easier. Dr. Richard Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a lot of experience in the field.

Once you meet with him, your problems, goals, and objectives will be identified. He will then thoroughly examine your breasts and check for lumps or cysts to make sure you are eligible for the surgery.

Dr. Lee will then recommend how much your breast size should be reduced. He will make you feel 100% comfortable and confident about your decision.