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Breast Reduction Orange County might be for you if:
- You have excessively large, uncomfortably heavy breasts and have experienced back, neck and shoulder pain as well as indentations from bra straps and chafing underneath the breasts.
- You feel unattractive or awkward due to the size of your breasts. Many women complain of being unable to buy fashionable clothes and feeling uncomfortable in the clothes they are forced to wear due to the size of their breasts. This is especially difficult for teenage girls.
- You cannot perform daily activities or exercise because breast size interferes.
Breast Reduction Orange County
Excessively large sagging breasts can cause extreme physical discomfort, health problems, and emotional stress for many women in Orange County. Breast reduction can help you correct back, shoulder and neck pain as well as poor posture, skin irritations, skeletal deformities, breathing problems and numbness in the extremities due to compressed nerves. Large breasts also can be an embarrassment, leaving women feeling extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction surgery can help alleviate the discomfort and provide a more attractive and proportionate breast appearance.
What do I Need to Know?
How Will I Look & Feel Afterwards?
It’s important to maintain realistic expectations when undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. Our 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 contour 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.
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 typically breast reduction incision will leave a scar shaped much like an anchor.
- Most women are able to return to work within two weeks depending upon 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.