What is a Breast Reduction?
Abnormally large breasts can cause social and functional challenges for women. Furthermore, extremely large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues, and even joint pain. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi helps countless Newport Beach, the and Beverly Hills, CA women get back their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through surgical reduction of the breasts. This cosmetic surgery at Dr. Hakimi's office in Newport Beach, CA removes excess breast tissue and skin to reshape the breasts to a more suitable size. This surgery also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they are symmetrical with the new size. In most cases, a breast lift is also performed to provide a tighter and healthier appearance.
Even though breast reduction brings the nipple up in an aesthetically proportionate position, its main purpose is to reduce breast weight and volume. Patients that simply desire improving droopy breasts are better candidates for breast life (mastopexy.) As in any body contouring procedures, Dr. Hakimi will make sure that patient’s weight has been stable and there is plan for maintenance around the same weight. Any weight gain or loss could alter and lessen the aesthetic outcome.
Can I Get a Breast Reduction?
If you are challenged with oversized breasts that interfere with everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need. This surgery is helpful for women who deal with stress and anxiety due to the size of their breasts or are not able to live an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also suffer from consistent skin problems, as well as back pain, this surgery can help you. It's important to be at a healthy weight before getting this surgery. You'll also want to choose an experienced surgeon, like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi, who understands your concerns and goals and has the knowledge to produce a normal and natural appearance. If you are in Newport Beach, the Valley, or Beverly Hills, CA, call us to schedule your consultation today.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Hakimi is an amazing surgeon! I was very nervous during my consultation but after seeing his work and learning about the process, I chose Dr. Hakimi to perform my breast augmentation March 2018 and bring me from a B cup to a natural-looking C cup (I chose under the muscle placement and under the breast for the incision as recommended by Dr. Hakimi). Dr. Hakimi gave me thorough instructions on how prepare for the surgery and care for the surgery site post op and I am so happy with the results. Because Dr. Hakimi uses a minimally invasive funnel method, my recovery was cake, in fact, I used minimal pain medication. Dr. Hakimi also schedules a 2 week, one month, and 3 month post op visits to ensure healing is going well! 3 months later, my scar is barely visible and I am EXTREMELY happy with my results! Also, I loved that the pricing is all inclusive so there were no surprise fees!"- T.L. / Google / Mar 13, 2019
"For over a year I have been doing my homework and research about breast augmentation. I have had more than several doctors agree to give me what I asked for. Except I really didn’t understand what I was asking for. Every woman’s body is different in all ways. After coming across Dr.Hakimi and our consultation. I knew he was the one. (Lol). He explained everything to me about my body frame, width , height , and size. I discuss my ideal size of breast implants and we both came to an agreement. Not only that but i was able to see how I would look using their 3D crisalix virtual aesthetic. I’m 5”2 weight 132 and for my breast implants I got gummy bear silicone round shape 345cc. My recovery went so well I was back to work that Monday morning .My experience at cosmetic surgery care center was amazing and I would definitely recommend anyone to go and get their consultation done."- J.H. / Google / Mar 13, 2019
"I love Dr. Hakimi. From beginning to end everything has been better than I couldve hoped for. I had been researching a breast augmentation for about 2-3 years before I pulled the trigger and scheduled a consultation. I'm from Orange County and traveled to Beverly Hills specifically to go to Dr. Hakimi because the reviews were fantastic. I didn't see a single bad review. When I got there for the consultation and saw the price I thought it was a mistake because not only were all of the reviews amazing but it was the most affordable price I had seen too! Dr. Hakimi walked me through the entire process and gave me his honest opinion about what would look best for what I wanted and for my body type. He made me super comfortable and him and Sarah were there at the drop of a hat with any questions or concern i had. I feel very blessed to have gone to such an amazing team to get this work done. If anyone is debating doing this definitely go to Dr. Hakimi you wont regret it! Love you Dr. Hakimi!"- S.M. / Google / Mar 13, 2019
"Doctor Hakimi did my breast augmentation and it was not too big but just right. I was worried about plastic surgeons who push you to get bigger boobs but he wasn’t pushy at all."- J. / Healthgrades / Sep 15, 2019
"I just want to start off by giving a big shout out to Dr. Hakimi and his team! I've waited a very long time to get a breast augmentation and l'm so happy how everything turned out. Dr.Hakimi helped me find a size that fits my body type and made sure to be upfront about what to expect surgery day. I'll admit the 1st week post surgery was the hardest, but beauty is pain and I'm happy with my results. Thanks for being patient and understanding my needs! I would definitely recommend anyone who's been wanting to get a breast augmentation to go with Dr.Hakimi."- K.P. / Google / Apr 13, 2019
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is conducted while you are under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on a few factors, including the incision type, the overall technique, and how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning will also be a factor. Typically, liposuction is used for fat removal to reduce your breast size. During your private consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Hakimi, as well as scarring. Based on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a straight line (vertical) incision will be used. The breast tissue will then be removed, and the remaining skin and tissue will be tightened. After surgery, you will be observed closely in our private recovery area and then released home to begin the healing process. A medical sports bra will be put in place for a few days to improve blood circulation to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will go away. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel confident with your new shape. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the results are not affected in a negative way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
When Dr. Hakimi has developed your treatment plan, he will be able to estimate your costs, including anesthesia and more. Breast reduction surgery often causes a significant improvement in your life so our staff will help you find low-interest financing to help make your treatment affordable. We can also help you talk to your health insurance company to see if they will cover some of your costs.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with dramatic weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight that you can easily maintain prior to your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Hakimi will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you should do after to ensure you are happy with your results.
Live with Comfort and Confidence
Dr. Hakimi has helped countless women reclaim their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with cosmetic breast reduction. Hakimi Plastic Surgery can help you reach your desired outcome by developing a customized surgical plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can accompany oversized breasts. We invite you to call our office in Newport Beach, CA to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.