Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the overall size and shape of a patient’s breasts. This is an ideal procedure for patients who may find it extremely uncomfortable or even painful to have large breasts; for example, back and shoulder pain, chest discomfort, and even low self-esteem is all indicative of having breasts that are disproportionately larger than one’s body size. A highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon can provide patients with a breast reduction procedure, thus making it possible to alleviate body pains and other discomforts associated with heavy, enlarged breasts.
However, one of the disadvantages associated with breast reduction surgery is that it can often lead to unattractive scarring. Because breast reduction requires the re-positioning of the nipple, this can cause scars that might make patients self-conscious about their new breasts.
Fortunately, Dr. Frederic H. Corbin, a distinguished plastic surgeon operating in the Beverly Hills and Brea, CA areas, utilizes a newer approach to nipple re-positioning so that it greatly reduces the overall appearance of scars after surgery. For more than 25 years, Dr. Corbin has been providing patients with superior breast reduction surgery results, allowing more women to eliminate the pain and discomfort that comes with having heavy, enlarged breasts.
To ensure that scarring is reduced while maintaining superior results, Dr. Corbin utilizes the SPAIR technique, which involves making a smaller incision around the areola and a vertical one down from the nipple. Upon making this incision, Dr. Corbin removes appreciate amounts of breast to gain the best aesthetic result. This removal may involve the use of liposuction, particularly in the axillary fold. After the excess tissue and fat have been removed Dr. Corbin reshapes the breast and repositions the areola.
This new technique significantly reduces scar visibility, which is common in older techniques that leave a scar not only around the areola, but also along the underside of the breast (also known as an “inverted T” or anchor scar). Another benefit to using the SPAIR technique is that the breast maintains its shape over time, which leads to beautiful, long-lasting results.
Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and other excessive physical activities for the first four to six weeks. Patients will also need to wear a recovery bra to preserve the integrity of the surgical results. Dr. Corbin will walk patients through the specifics of ideal post-recovery routines.
For more information about Dr. Corbin’s breast reduction procedures, schedule a consultation at either his Brea (Orange County) or Beverly Hills locations in Southern California. Simply fill out the form in the top right corner. For a quicker response call (714) 671-3033 for our Brea office and (310) 284-8384 for our Beverly Hills office.