Breast Reduction


Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Many women wish they had smaller, more manageable breasts.In fact, breast reduction is one of the most sought-out procedures in contemporary plastic surgery.

If the size and weight of a woman’s breasts far exceed the capacity of her back and shoulders to support them, the condition may cause back pain and discomfort. Large, pendulous breasts can also become uncomfortable due to chafing underneath the breast, causing extreme discomfort.

For many women, breast reduction surgery provides far more than merely a cosmetic solution, as mmany patients report feeling incredible relief after the procedure when their back and shoulders finally get a rest from carrying the excess weight. Cosmetically, having breasts that are disproportionately large in comparison to the rest of the body is also problematic for many women, as clothes may not fit properly due to the discrepancy between the size of your chest and the size of your hips.

Breast Reduction Newport Beach

Why Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center?

When you visit our relaxing Newport Beach office, you will receive the best of care. Dr. Hendricks is a dedicated surgeon who is triple board-certified in plastic surgery, hand surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hendricks is regarded among the most experienced and skilled Newport Beach Breast Reduction providers.

Since opening Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in beautiful Newport Beach 20 years ago, he has transformed his patients’ lives providing gorgeous, lasting results. Dr. Hendricks and his staff work hard to provide a customized plan with the best solution to your specific needs. We will help restore your beauty by recapturing and rejuvenating your true aesthetic.

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction surgery, known medically as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a hairline incision around the areola and down the center of each breast to the crease beneath the breast.

This typical anchor-shaped incision is the norm however Dr. Hendricks uses the short-scar vertical breast reduction technique which allows for easy and effective removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. Dr. Hendricks then reshapes the breast into a smaller shape and repositions the nipple and areola. Breast reduction is a specialized surgical procedure that must be performed by a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon. In Newport Beach, Dr. Hendricks is a top provider of breast reduction surgery. He is board-certified in three different types of surgery, including plastic surgery, and has over 30 years of experience performing cosmetic surgeries.

Who Should Consider Breast Reduction Surgery?

Our best in Newport Beach Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women who have excessively large breasts and are seeking relief from such problems as:

  • Chronic pain in the back, neck, and shoulder caused by excess weight in the breasts
  • Chronic rashes, chafing, or skin irritation underneath the breasts
  • Difficulty finding bras and clothing that fit properly
  • Nerve pain
  • Poor self-esteem associated with having excessively large breasts
  • Restricted physical activity due to discomfort caused by too-large breasts

While breast reduction surgery may be performed on patients at any age, in the case of teens whose breasts may not be fully developed, a follow-up surgery may be required later in life. Some patients may be advised to postpone breast reduction surgery for the following reasons: If you plan to start a family, it may be wise to consider breast reduction surgery until after you have finished going through pregnancy and lactation. Although your ability to breast-feed may be preserved during the procedure, nursing may still pose some challenges after breast reduction surgery.

Additionally, changes caused by fluctuating hormone levels may alter the shape and size of your breasts, prompting the need for additional surgery after you have finished with childbirth and lactation. If you plan to gain or lose a significant amount of weight, it may be best to complete your diet and exercise plan first and postpone your breast reduction surgery until you are closer to your ideal weight, as future weight fluctuations could alter the outcome of your surgery.

Breast reduction surgery may not be advisable for you if you have certain medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are obese or excessively overweight. If you have any questions about whether or not you are a candidate for a breast reduction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hendricks, and get all of your questions answered by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

Consultation for Breast Reduction in Newport Beach, CA

Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Douglas Hendricks, MD, works closely with his patients to help deliver a result that is carefully tailored to suit your unique aesthetic goals and overall appearance. To learn more about a breast reduction procedure, contact us today to schedule your free consultation at our state-of-the-art facility. Call us at 949-640-9570 to get started!

Does Health Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?

This depends in large part on whether the size and weight of your breasts are causing you physical discomfort such as chronic pain in the back and shoulders, exacerbating a medical condition such as chronic skin rashes, or impairing your physical ability to perform certain routine tasks such as dressing yourself or other normal daily activities. If it is determined that your breast reduction surgery is a medical necessity, it is possible that your health insurance carrier may cover part or even all of the procedure costs.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you have over-large breasts, breast reduction surgery may provide relief from chronic discomfort caused by excess weight in your breasts. It may also help you to achieve a more proportional figure, by bringing the breast size into balance with the rest of your body. Many patients report that having breast reduction surgery also helped to improve their self-esteem, and made them more likely to engage in exercise and participate in physical activities. In many cases, women who are top-heavy appear to be older and heavier than they actually are.

For all of these reasons, a breast reduction procedure may be the ideal solution for those with excessively large, heavy breasts. At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Douglas Hendricks brings over three decades of surgical experience and expertise to his practice, providing top-of-the-line cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures for residents of the Newport Beach area and surrounding neighborhoods in Southern California.

Schedule a free, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hendricks in his beautiful practice in Newport Beach.

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