Large breasts can cause back pain, make exercising uncomfortable, and make shopping for clothes a struggle. Dr. Leong understands the difference a breast reduction can make in a woman’s life. She will work with you to give you the breasts you want so you can feel confident and free to live your life.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and then repositions the remaining tissue to rest in a better position. Dr. Leong will often perform a breast lift along with a reduction, so your breasts are not only smaller but also perkier. If you have large breasts that make it difficult to enjoy life to the fullest, a breast reduction will free you from your burden.
Top 3 Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction has many benefits, and each woman will have her own reasons for wanting one. Three of the most desirable benefits include:
Large, heavy breasts put stress on the spine, shoulders, and neck, sometimes causing chronic back pain. Breast reduction restores balance, so your body weight is more evenly distributed, relieving your discomfort.
In the past, you may have felt too self-conscious to work out in front of others. Perhaps you found exercising uncomfortable because of your breasts. Breast reduction will let you pursue activities you never felt comfortable with before. Trying on clothes becomes enjoyable instead of frustrating when your breasts no longer choose what you can and cannot wear.
Many women with large breasts feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Some feel like their breasts draw unwanted attention. When your breasts have been brought into proportion with the rest of your body, you will not have to feel self-conscious about them anymore.
What is Breast Reduction Like?
During a breast reduction, Dr. Leong will use either an “anchor” or “lollipop” incision to access the breast tissue. She will remove excess skin and relocate sagging tissue and she will also resize and reposition the areola as needed to achieve an attractive, symmetrical, natural-looking breast shape. Dr. Leong will perform the procedure under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery.
What is Recovery Like From Breast Reduction?
After recovering, you can go home, but you will need someone to transport you. You will wear a special supportive bra while your incisions heal. It will take about 3 months before your breasts settle into their final position and the swelling goes away. Dr. Leong will discharge you with instructions on caring for your incisions and protecting your breasts while they heal.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you have large, heavy breasts that bother you or prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction. Ideal candidates are in good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Take the Next Steps
If you have questions about breast reduction, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong. Call us at 949-264-5446 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you! Dr. Leong serves Newport Beach and the Greater Orange County area.