Breast Reduction Surgery
While some women wish to enlarge their breasts, there are many women who feel their breasts are too large for their body. A Breast Reduction, also referred to as a reduction mammaplasty, reduces over- sized breasts allowing women to feel more comfortable in their everyday routine. Women welcome the relief to every aspect of their life that was previously affected by this condition.
Breast reduction surgery offers a wealth of benefits for women including:
- Reduces fatty breast tissue, glandular tissue, and excess skin
- Reduces and/or repositions the nipple for a more natural appearance
- Removes shoulder and back pain associated with oversized breasts
- Removes skin conditions associated with oversized breasts
- Removes discomfort in bra straps
- Improves stretched skin
- Brings proportion to the body
- Allows for participation in more social activities and an active lifestyle
- Enhances sense of self-image and confidence
Dr. Champion will expertly remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin to improve the overall size and shape of your breasts. In addition, Dr. Champion may reduce your areolas to a more youthful size and reposition the nipple to a more natural position. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape.
Breast reduction surgery may be performed through one of three incision techniques, depending upon the extent of the reduction desired. Dr. Champion will review the optimal incision choice for you at the time of consultation.
Who is a Candidate for a Breast Revision
Women are usually interested in a breast reduction because of back/neck pain, discomfort such as bra strap discomfort, medical conditions such as skin irritation beneath the breast crease, and self-esteem issues that are associated with disproportionately large breasts. An ideal candidate is also in good physical health, has a stable weight and is a non-smoker with a clear understanding of expectations. Dr. Champion will go over your best options at your consultation so you can achieve the most optimal result.
As with any surgery, Breast reduction recovery requires care, but patients usually return to most normal activities within five days following the procedure. Dr. Champion will provide you with a list of instructions to follow for a pleasant recovery. These instructions will include: medications to take and avoid, follow-up appointments, hygiene recommendations, care for incisions, and the types of activities to avoid in the weeks following breast reduction surgery. You may experience mild swelling or bruising, if any at all, which will resolve over a couple weeks following surgery.
Dr. Champion carefully sutures your incisions resulting in beautiful incisions that gradually fade over time. She takes pride in her breast reduction results but, in some cases, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. In addition, a complication may arise, but can be managed when immediately reported to Dr. Champion. Keep in mind, results may change with age, pregnancy, weight loss or weight gain. For these reasons, you may require a revision surgery or a secondary procedure in order to continue with the benefits.
You will enjoy your breast reduction results immediately following the procedure. Most women find the benefits of surgery far outweigh the hesitation they may feel from the scar. Dr. Champion’s patients experience life changing benefits from the breast reduction procedure and are very pleased with their overall results.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Champion
Dr. Champion offers her patients the most current technology in cosmetic surgery available on the market today. Schedule an appointment to learn more about Orange County cosmetic surgery procedures from Dr. Angela Champion.
To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at (949) 202-0634. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.
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