Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin in order to reduce breast size and create a breast that is more proportional to the rest of your body. Because excessively large breasts often cause pain and discomfort, reductions also help alleviate these symptoms.
Dr. Garrett A. Wirth has many years of experience performing breast reduction procedures in Newport Beach. Through this surgery, he can help you achieve a more manageable breast size.
Candidates For Our Orange County Breast Reduction Procedure
This type of breast surgery has many benefits. Women with overly large breasts often experience physical discomfort, pain, and restricted activity. Along with these physical challenges, excessively large breasts may also introduce significant emotional and psychological stress.
For these reasons, any generally healthy woman seeking to reduce the size of her breasts makes a strong candidate for breast reduction. During a consultation with Dr. Wirth, you can discuss the benefits, indications, risks and other details regarding breast surgery, and determine if the procedure is right for you.
How it Works
At the start of your cosmetic surgery, you will be given anesthesia to help reduce pain and discomfort. Dr. Wirth will then make a series of incisions in the regions surrounding the areola and breast crease.
The incisions are typically shaped like an inverted T or anchor, traveling around the areola, down toward the breast crease, and then horizontally within the crease.
After incisions are made, underlying breast tissue is removed, breasts are reduced, nipples are repositioned, areolar size may be reduced if desired and aesthetically pleasing and all incisions are carefully sutured.
What Happens After Surgery?
After this outpatient breast surgery, you will be able to go home the same day. Expect some discomfort, swelling, and possibly irritation at incision sites. Dr. Wirth and his team will provide an elastic bandage or support bra to help reduce swelling and support the newly reshaped breasts. As with all surgeries, remember to follow any directions provided by our staff.
As swelling and irritation decreases, your breasts will return to normal skin color and tone, and the aesthetic results of your cosmetic surgery will be complete.
Some possible side effects include scarring, infection, changes in breast and nipple sensitivity, breast asymmetry, need for revision surgery, and changes in ability to breastfeed.
To learn more about breast reduction surgery in Newport Beach, contact the office of Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett A. Wirth at (949) 238-6713.