All About Breast Reduction in Orange County

This popular surgical procedure decreases volume and weight, alleviating the discomfort large breasts can cause. Another goal of this procedure is to balance your body’s profile, which includes the removal of excess breast skin, fat, and tissue.

This helps to make breasts smaller in size, reshaping the breasts, and raising the nipples to a perkier placement. Many women also may choose to add a small implant to achieve more fullness in the upper portion of their chest, to help them reach their aesthetic goals.

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Breast Reduction at a Glance

Procedure

General Anesthesia

Healing Downtime

One to Two Weeks

Final Results

Four to Six Months

Frequently Combined with

Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover

Do You Need a Breast Reduction?

The ideal candidate for a breast reduction procedure will be looking to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly large breasts. We recommend that you be completely finished having children and that you be at or near a healthy weight for at least six months. If you have one or more of the following issues as a result of your breast size, breast reduction surgery may be right for you:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Bra strap shoulder indentation
  • Pain or difficulty during physical activities
  • Breathing problems
  • Lack of confidence
  • Loss of upper volume

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The Breast Reduction Experience

Your breast reduction will be performed under general anesthesia. You’ll be completely asleep, totally comfortable, and will spend some time in our recovery area when the procedure is over. The procedure typically takes between two and three hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your surgical plan.

During your consultation, your surgeon will work with you to develop a customized surgical plan that will be bespoke to you and your personal cosmetic needs. You’ll learn everything you need to know about incision placement, post-surgical scarring, and the general details of your surgical experience.

Once the incision is made, your surgeon will adjust the position of your nipple as desired, remove the necessary excess skin and tissues, and generally create a more lifted and supple look. Then the incisions will be carefully closed and you’ll get the opportunity to rest in our recovery room for a few minutes.

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Your Recovery Timeline

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect after a breast reduction procedure in Orange County at CosmetiCare.

One-Week Mark

  • You will likely be able to go back to work
  • Sleeping on your back is a must
  • No vigorous exercise (i.e., running)
  • No intercourse

Two-Week Mark

  • Cleared for light fitness (i.e., walking)
  • Cleared for intercourse
  • No vigorous exercise (i.e., running)
  • Sleeping on your back is a must

Four-Week Mark

  • Cleared for vigorous exercise (i.e., running)
  • Sleeping on your back is a must

Six-Week Mark

  • Cleared to resume all normal activity

During your consultation for a breast reduction at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will discuss the procedure outlining recovery, healing, and realistic expectations so you leave well equipped to make the best decision.

Easy 5 stars!! My breast reduction procedure was with Dr. Von Maur and I was thrilled with the results. Everything was clean, organized, and explained so I understood easily. All the physician's assistants and nurses are so nice too!

Han M.

An Award-Winning Surgical Experience

When it comes to your bust, you deserve to have a body silhouette that sees you feeling curvy, attractive, feminine, and alluring. Here at CosmetiCare, you’ll enjoy an elevated level of procedural excellence, brought to life by a carefully selected team of award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeons. All told, we’re responsible for the transformation of more than 100,000 happy patients in Orange County.

We’re excited to learn more about your cosmetic goals and introduce you to the surgical team that is going to help you make them a reality. When you’re ready to get started on your life-affirming cosmetic journey, simply reach out to us at our Newport Beach location and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your consultation.

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Journey to the Best You

Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey with CosmetiCare:

Consultation

Discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

Simulation

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Surgery

Get ready to look & feel your best with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.

Recovery

Trust our staff to guide you through the recovery process, providing tips and tools to make it as smooth as possible.

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FAQ

How much does breast reduction cost?

What will my scars look like after breast reduction surgery?

Can I combine breast implants with my breast reduction surgery?

How will I look & feel after my surgery?

How long will breast reduction results last?

When will I see breast reduction results?

Will insurance cover breast reduction?

What else do I need to know?

How much does breast reduction cost?

At your consultation for a breast reduction in Orange County, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will prescribe the perfect treatment plan and provide you with an estimate to achieve your aesthetic goals.

At CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, we also offer up to 24-month financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

What will my scars look like after breast reduction surgery?

The appearance of scars after breast reduction in Orange County will largely be determined by the surgical technique used as well as the size of the breasts being reduced.

CosmetiCare offers comprehensive scar treatment solutions. During your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, they’ll discuss the recovery and healing process and how to minimize scarring post-procedure.

Can I combine breast implants with my breast reduction surgery?

We know that every woman has a unique body and individual aesthetic needs. For this reason, we take the time during your consultation to learn what your goals are. This helps our plastic surgeons determine what course of action will achieve the best result, whether a breast lift, and or augmentation, and what type of implant and placement is ideal for you.

How will I look & feel after my surgery?

It’s important to maintain realistic expectations when undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. Our breast reduction Orange County patients will find the following results typical:

  • After breast reduction, most patients will experience not only physical relief but also increased self-confidence as a result of smaller breasts, more attractive contours, and better shape.
  • Problems once associated with excessively large breasts are eliminated. Without the interference of large breasts many activities, including exercise, are performed with ease and comfort.
  • The results of your breast reduction surgery should last many years.
  • Some patients may experience a permanent loss of feeling in their nipples or breasts.
  • Breast reduction will leave permanent scars that will be covered by bras and bathing suits. Products are available that can be placed on the scars to help reduce redness and improve the overall appearance.
  • Most women feel that the appearance of a scar outweighs the physical discomfort and embarrassment they endured living with excessively large breasts.

How long will breast reduction results last?

Long-lasting results are anticipated for women who undergo breast reduction surgery in Orange County. Most patients do not need repeat or maintenance surgery, however normal aging factors will affect your outcome over time; gravity, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy, regardless of whether or not you’ve had surgery, will play a role.

Sagging over time is always possible, but the degree of sagging is minimized by breast reduction surgery, as the heaviness and weight are reduced.

At your consultation for a breast reduction at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will discuss the procedure, outlining the recovery and healing process along with realistic expectations so you leave well equipped to make the best decision.

When will I see breast reduction results?

Women with larger breasts will likely notice immediate results following breast reduction surgery. Swelling will remain throughout most of the healing process, with full results seen at the six-week mark.

At your consultation for a breast reduction at CosmetiCare in Orange County, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will discuss the procedure, outlining the recovery and healing process along with realistic expectations so you leave well equipped to make the best decision.

Will insurance cover breast reduction?

Breast reduction is considered cosmetic surgery, so it’s not covered by insurance.

If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for prior to your consultation.

What else do I need to know?

  • After surgery, your breasts will be wrapped tightly with an elastic bandage and placed in a bra.
  • Each breast will have a small drain inserted to help eliminate any fluids or residual bleeding that can collect in the breasts over the first few days.
  • You will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort that can be lessened with prescription medication.
  • Bandages will be removed after a day or two, but you will be required to continue wearing the surgical bra for a few weeks.
  • The procedure will leave noticeable scars. For most women, these scars should fade with time. The typical breast reduction incision will leave a scar shaped much like an anchor.
  • Most women are able to return to work within two weeks depending on their individual work duties. More strenuous work must be avoided for a longer period of time. Light social activities can also be resumed within this time period.
  • More strenuous activities and lifting can begin after 4-6 weeks. Your surgeon will be able to give you instructions on resuming normal activities.
  • Any physical contact with the breasts should be avoided for 6 weeks.
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