Breast Reduction with Dr. Ronald Espinoza
Before & After Breast Reduction
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breasts that are too large can put a severe strain on the neck, back, and shoulders. They can also get in the way of exercise, sports, or other activities. A breast reduction allows women the opportunity to find better fitting clothes, enjoy exercise more, and get the most out of the pastimes they enjoy.
Reasons to Choose a Breast Reduction
- VPain in the shoulder, neck, or back
- VDifficulty finding clothes that fit properly
- VBreasts that are not proportional to their frame
- VSize or weight of the breasts interfering with activities
Your Surgical Experience
Most breast reduction surgeries are performed using general anesthesia and take between 1 and 3 hours to complete. This is typically an outpatient procedure that allows patients to return home the same afternoon.
The surgery begins with the surgeon creating an anchor or keyhole-shaped incision around the areola. Through the incision, the surgeon is able to remove excess tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts. Once this is complete, the nipple will be repositioned to appear more lifted and symmetrical with the new shape of the breast. The tissue of the breasts will then be further contoured, which may sometimes be completed using liposuction. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Recovery after Breast Reduction
Most patients experience some discomfort or pain for the first several days following surgery. This is often amplified during moments of activity or movement. Your surgeon will ensure you have medication to ease these symptoms and keep you comfortable.
Scarring with Breast Reduction
Many patients are concerned with scarring during their breast reduction procedure. Dr. Espinoza takes every precaution to minimize scarring as much as possible. If only liposuction is required, scarring will be minimal. For others, stitches are often placed vertically around the areola, and in some cases, along the crease of the breast. Before your procedure, Dr. Espinoza will discuss your scar potential in order to give you a realistic expectation of the results.
Meet Dr. Espinoza
Dr. Ronald Espinoza is a highly-trained plastic surgeon who can help patients create the figure they have always wanted. If you have breasts that are too large or are getting in the way of the activities you love, schedule a consultation with Dr. Espinoza.