Oversized breasts can be quite a burden. The cumbersome weight of heavy breasts can contribute to physical discomfort, chronic pain, emotional or psychological concern, unwanted attention, and daily inconveniences. Some women are unable to participate in activities they enjoy because of the weight and size of their breasts. Dr. Corbin, a plastic surgeon in Orange County and Beverly Hills, CA, can perform breast reduction surgery to eliminate these issues and improve the size of the breasts so that they are better proportioned and more attractive.
Women who desire breast reduction surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Candidates may feel that their breasts are disproportionately large, the cause of physical and emotional problems, and a source of frustration, discomfort, and limitations. This procedure can help women who struggle with oversized breasts that cause:
Physical Limitations and Comfortability• Pain during exercise
Pain or Health Conditions• Skin rashes or chafing along the breast crease
Undesirable or Disproportionate Figure• Unwanted attention
Excess Fat and Good Skin Elasticity
Poor Skin Elasticity and Minimal Fat
Poor Skin Elasticity and Excess Fat
Excessive Skin After Weight Loss
Dr. Corbin performs breast reduction surgery as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Using the following surgical approaches, Dr. Corbin can reduce the size of the breasts and help patients achieve a more desirable body shape.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Following your procedure, you should expect some swelling, bruising, and redness. Mild discomfort may be controlled with oral pain medications. You should carefully follow all postoperative instructions, especially regarding care of your surgical incisions, to minimize your risk of complications. For the first few days after surgery, you will need to rest in an upright position. You may be able to return to work within 10 to 14 days. Avoid all strenuous physical activities for three to four weeks, and resume normal activities only with Dr. Corbin’s approval. Most major swelling diminishes after six weeks, at which point the results will be more noticeable. The final results are visible when swelling completely subsides after six months.
Breast Reduction Scars
Dr. Corbin buries the stitches within the breast tissue to minimize scarring. The extent of scarring will be affected by genetic factors and postoperative care. Any scarring that develops is likely to fade over time.
Pain After Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is pain-free. Some initial discomfort may be present early in the recovery period. Oral pain medications are prescribed to alleviate discomfort while your body heals.
Breast Reduction Surgery Risks
As with all surgeries, breast reduction surgery carries some surgical risks. Common risks include bleeding, infection, complications with anesthesia, and changes in nipple sensation. Dr. Corbin encourages light activities during recovery to minimize the risk of blood clots and promote healthy healing. More details can be given to you during your consultation.
You should expect to experience some bruising, swelling, and redness following your procedure. You will be required to wear a custom-fitted compression garment to minimize swelling and facilitate the healing process for better results. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for four to six weeks. It is recommended that patients walk bent over for one to two weeks. Most major swelling will subside after six weeks and your final results will become apparent.
Dr. Corbin uses a technique that buries the stitches in the tissue so they aren’t present on the surface of the skin. This combined with the proper alignment of tissue helps minimize scarring. However, the extent of scarring also depends on the patient’s postoperative care, as well as genetic factors. Scarring that may develop is likely to fade over time.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia for a pain-free procedure. You might experience some discomfort during your first initial recovery days. Oral medication is prescribed to control any associate pain that may occur.
Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck does pose some risks. The most common are bleeding, infection, development of a seroma, or a pulmonary embolism. Dr. Corbin advises all his patient to walk regularly to circulate the blood, lowering your risk of developing blood clots. For high risk patients, blood thinning medication will be prescribed.