Breast Reduction in Newport Beach, CA

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what is Breast Reduction?

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is pleased to offer breast reduction surgery in Newport Beach, CA at SSK Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kelishadi can take the correct steps to help in rendering a better quality of life for you. The functional problems of overly large breasts mean that breast reduction surgery in the Orange County area may qualify for health insurance coverage. Our staff will check on this for you. You and Dr. Kelishadi will agree on a custom-tailored procedure that usually corrects the size of overly large breasts, size of stretched-out areolas (the pigmented portion of the breast around the nipple), and repositions the nipples from pointing in a downward position to one where they are more elevated and forward.

am i a Candidate for breast reduction?

Few people know the discomforts experienced by women who have overly large, symptomatic breasts (macromastia). Symptoms and adverse effects often include the following:

  • Physical: The excess weight causes grooving where bra straps attempt to cut into the shoulders, a sign of the potential strain on the neck and/or back; irritating rashes within the bra line where hygiene is more difficult to manage due to overhanging breasts; incorrect posture; musculoskeletal problems; restriction of mobility and ability to exercise (leads to weight gain and greater risk for cardiac, diabetic, and other diseases).
  • Emotional: Embarrassment; self-consciousness; lower self-esteem; depression from decreased participation in favorite activities and subsequent decline of quality of life.

how is Breast Reduction performed?

To achieve your goal, Dr. Kelishadi can strategically reduce breast size and weight by removing excess skin, fat, and glandular tissues; liposuction may also be needed to improve the final contour of the breast and its relation to the chest wall and axilla. For many, this procedure provides a significant improvement in the functional problems mentioned above; as a bonus, your breasts will also have improved shape and a more youthful, elevated position. Using the techniques you and Dr. Kelishadi agree on, he will do his utmost to minimize and camouflage scarring. If you have symptomatic macromastia, the potential benefits of breast reduction surgery in Orange County are:

  • Attractively lifted and shaped breasts
  • Significantly enhanced mobility and thus ability to exercise with subsequent potential improvements in overall health
  • The potentially improved posture from unloading excessive breast weight
  • Having breasts that are “more proportional” to your body and enhancing your self-image, which should dramatically improve your confidence and quality of life
  • Elimination or reduction of pain and other symptoms due to macromastia (pain should fade from related causes or could be from unrelated causes, such as arthritis)

As your Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi can perform your breast reduction surgery in Newport Beach with a breast lift as part of a bikini makeover with body contouring to achieve a complete and balanced appearance of aesthetic improvement.

how long is recovery after Breast Reduction?

Depending on co-morbidities, distance from the hospital, and the extent of the procedure planned, most breast reductions are scheduled as outpatient or a 23-hour hospital stay. After surgery, you will recover in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), and your post-operative care instructions that we discussed prior to surgery will be reviewed again prior to you going home. We use simple dressings that are easy to take care of and comfortable support garments. When you are well enough for your driver to take you home, we want you to have little to worry about so that you can start to enjoy the naturally elevated and youthful-looking breasts. Oral pain relievers should keep you comfortable. You should be able to shower the next day.

We will schedule to see you back no later than a week after surgery for your first follow-up appointment at SSK Plastic Surgery. We will continue to monitor your progress at regular intervals and make sure your healing is going as planned. Most of your sutures are dissolvable and working on the inside, helping to support your closure over a period of 2-6 months; to seal the skin edges, we use either skin glue or steri-strips (fine skin tape applied over incisions), which usually fall off on their own. You may do light activities in 7-10 days but should avoid sports and other strenuous activities, including lifting over 10 pounds, for 4 weeks. You should notice the weight off your shoulders and improved contour and shape to your breasts. It would be our privilege to help you obtain an improved lifestyle of participating in everyday and special activities freely and with less discomfort.

Breast Reduction FAQ

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be discussed with Dr. Kelishadi during your consultation. When he has developed your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Breast reduction surgery often causes a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, so our staff will help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment easy to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance company to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance may pay part of the cost of your surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, talk to Dr. Kelishadi so he can help you with your claim. You should talk to your insurance company to find out if your specific policy may pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a large amount of breast tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved. Dr. Kelishadi will select an incision technique — so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher on the breast. It is also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. All of these options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Kelishadi helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your breast reduction will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Kelishadi suggests that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
After breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it is helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do to ensure you are happy with your results.

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If you want to know the options for your breast reduction, we have many offers and details for your personalized breast reduction recovery. Dr. Kelishadi hopes you’ll seek the unparalleled compassion and care he and his team have to offer. Feel free to schedule an appointment for a thorough consultation so that we can evaluate your concerns and review the breast reduction cost.

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