Dr. Thomas W. Barnes, MD

Breast Reduction and Breast Lift

Breast Reduction and Breast Lift

Breast Reduction and Breast Lift services offered in Newport Beach, CA

If the size of your breasts interferes with your quality of life, you may want to consider breast reduction. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Barnes is a medical expert who can perform a surgical procedure to give you the relief you need with aesthetically pleasing results. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about breast reduction by calling the office of Dr. Thomas W. Barnes, MD, in Newport Beach, California, or booking online.

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. This procedure involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportional and balanced breast size.

Women with overly large breasts often experience pain, discomfort, posture issues, and self-esteem concerns. Breast reduction can relieve these challenges and help you achieve a more confident and comfortable lifestyle.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction?

You might be a candidate for breast reduction if you experience:

  • Chronic pain in your neck, back, or shoulders
  • Skin irritation or grooves from bra straps
  • Nerve pain
  • Chronic skin irritation or rash under your breasts

Furthermore, if your breast size affects your ability to participate in physical activities or causes emotional distress, breast reduction might be a suitable option for you. To determine if you are an ideal candidate, consult with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Barnes who can evaluate your unique situation and goals.

How does breast reduction work?

A breast reduction procedure typically involves several steps. Under the expertise of skilled surgeon Dr. Barnes, incisions are made strategically to access excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. 

He then skillfully sculpts the breasts, reshaping and resizing them to achieve a more proportionate appearance. In some cases, he might also reposition the nipples and areolas to align with the new breast contour. 

The underlying goal is to create breasts that feel more comfortable and appear proportionate to your body.

What is recovery from breast reduction surgery like?

After breast reduction surgery, Dr. Barnes provides you with detailed postoperative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. You may initially experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these effects gradually subside. 

Follow his guidelines for rest, wound care, and any prescribed medications. You should also avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks and wear a supportive bra to aid in the healing process.

Over the coming weeks, you'll start to notice the positive changes in your breast size and shape and a reduction in the physical discomfort you previously experienced. As you recover, be sure to attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and address any questions or concerns.

To learn more about reducing the size of your breasts, call today or use the online scheduler for convenience.