A Basic Overview of Breast Reduction Surgery

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Breast Reduction Surgery Orange County

A Basic Overview of Breast Reduction Surgery Orange CountyFE Plastic Surgery is a state of the art practice providing advanced breast surgery and other procedures for aesthetic as well as reconstructive purposes. The practice is headed by Dr. Farbod Esmailian, a double board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in procedures such as breast implants, breast lift and breast reduction, among others. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive outstanding, genuine, and salient treatments at Dr. Esmailian’s plastic surgery practice.

Macromastia

Reduction mammaplasty or breast reduction surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the size and volume of oversized breasts or macromastia. This condition of enlarged breasts is typically associated with health complications and painful physical symptoms caused due to the heavy weight of breasts. Macromastia or excessively large breasts can disrupt several body systems and potential cause obesity by reducing a patient’s ability to perform physical exercises and lead an active lifestyle.

Symptoms of macromastic include the following:

  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the hands
  • Persistent pain in the neck, back and shoulders
  • Deep grooves in shoulders due to stretched bra straps
  • Pain in the chest wall
  • Inconsistent sleep or insomnia
  • Unhealthy body posture
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rashes between and under the breasts

Apart from the physical complications, macromastia can also disrupt the emotional well-being and a healthy lifestyle of the patient. Several restrictions may occur in physical activities due to excess breast tissue, and the patient may become self-conscious and emotionally distressed.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment option to address the symptoms of macromastia. While procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift are usually performed for aesthetic reasons, breast reduction surgery is primarily performed to treat the condition of macromastia. Dr. Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon for breast reduction, providing treatment to patients in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, and Long Beach, CA.

Patients who have undergone breast reduction surgery generally report very high satisfaction levels as they receive lasting relief from the painful symptoms and complications arising from enlarged breasts. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conducted a study that included participants who had receive breast reduction treatment six months ago. Ninety percent of women in the study rated the outcomes of the procedure as “good” or “very good.”

There have been other medical studies that have established the beneficial outcomes of breast reduction procedure. Some of the key benefits that patients usually report after this treatment include the following:

  • Relief from pain
  • Improved skeletal stability
  • Enhanced physical function
  • Improved lung function
  • Reduced frequency and intensity of headaches
  • Improved sleep
  • Better breast visualization during mammography

Procedure

Just like breast augmentation or breast lift surgery, breast reduction surgery is also usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Esmailian performs this procedure for patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and surrounding communities on an outpatient basis in most cases. The procedure involves removal excess breast tissue, skin, and fat through a series of incisions. The following incision options are available:

  • Circular incision around the areola
  • Anchor-shaped incision
  • Racquet or keyhole shaped incision circling the areola and extending down to the breast crease

Following the incision, the plastic surgeon will reposition the nipple and lift and re-contour the breast shape, removing the excess breast tissue, and reducing the overall size and volume of the breasts.

Recovery

The breasts will be wrapped in bandages or dressing, and a slender drain tube may be placed under each arm, following the breast reduction surgery. The patient may experience mild breast sensitivity and discomfort, and may have temporary swelling and bruising in the treated area. Most patients may need to take three to five days off from work to recover. Dr. Esmailian may provide pain relieving medication to his patients in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, and Long Beach, CA to keep them comfortable during the recovery.

Each patient’s anatomy, extent of surgery, and healing ability is unique and the recovery period may vary accordingly. Patients should provide their body sufficient time to heal and allow the shift to take place from narcotic pain medication to over the counter pain relievers. The patient will need to wear a surgical bra for about one month following the surgery. Full and final shape of the breasts will become apparent within a few months, and signs of scarring will reduce with the passage of time.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

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Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery – Orange County | Torrance | Los Alamitos | Newport Beach

Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Orange CountyDr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing the latest plastic and reconstructive breast surgery procedures. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby communities have an opportunity to receive advanced treatments such as breast implants, breast reduction and breast lift from Dr. Esmailian. With his extensive training and experience as a cosmetic surgeon, he is in a strong position to provide safe, proven, and effective surgical procedures to his patients.

Breast Surgery Procedures

Dr. Esmailian is an expert for a variety of breast surgery procedures. He will evaluate the patient’s condition and aesthetic goals in order to make appropriate recommendations for the choice of treatment. In some cases, he may recommend a shortened procedure, while in others he may advise a combination of two or more procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift in order to achieve more effective outcomes.

Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA may receive the following breast surgery treatments at Dr. Esmailian’s office:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Nipple Reduction and/or Areola Reduction
  • Breast Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction

Breast revision and reconstruction surgeries may be more complex in some cases, which may require the attention of an experienced plastic surgeon. Breast reconstruction may be necessary following a mastectomy or injury to breast tissue. Even breast reduction procedure may be performed for medical reasons in some cases where the patient experiences constant pain, discomfort, and restriction of physical movement. Breast revision surgery may be necessary in a situation where the breast implants have ruptured or moved from their position.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today. Patients who are unhappy with the relatively smaller size of their breasts can benefit from this procedure and achieve bigger and fuller breasts. The procedure involves placement of saline or silicone gel based implants in the breast tissue.

Implants are placed through incisions, and the surgeon will decide the location of incisions and placement position of implants in consultation with the patient. Both saline and silicone implants have been approved by the FDA, and patients may choose the implant type, shape and size according to their aesthetic needs.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breasts may begin to sag due to aging, genetics, weight fluctuations, or other factors. Sometimes the nipples may also lower from their original position and point downwards. Breast lift is an effective surgery to correct this condition. It involves removal of excess loose skin and raising the breasts and repositioning of nipples and areolas.

If the areola size is enlarged, it may be reduced during this procedure. In some cases, breast lift surgery may be combined with breast implants to achieve more comprehensive results. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and surrounding communities may receive this procedure from Dr. Esmailian.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Oversized breasts can compromise the overall aesthetic appearance of a woman if they are disproportionate to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery may be performed to make the breast size more proportionate and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the breasts.

In some cases, breast reduction may be performed for medical reasons, and it may also be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. Excessively large breasts can cause pain and discomfort, and may also restrict some types of physical movement. Breast reduction can eliminate these problems and enable comfortable movements and exercise for the patient.

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Average Breast Reduction Costs

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Breast Reduction Costs – Orange County | Torrance | Los Alamitos | Newport Beach

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. He specializes in various breast procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas may receive state of the art treatments at Dr. Esmailian’s office.

What is Breast Reduction?

Average Breast Reduction Costs Orange CountyBreast reduction surgery or reduction mammaplasty involves the reduction of exceptionally large breast size and volume. Just as patients with small breasts may need breast implants to augment their breast size, the patients of breast reduction have a reverse need to reduce the breast size to make it more proportionate to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery may be performed purely as a cosmetic procedure, but in many cases it is also performed as a corrective surgery for macromastia.

Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and surrounding communities who may be suffering from painful physical symptoms, restrictions in activity and other complications arising from enlarged breasts may consider breast reduction surgery with Dr. Esmailian. According to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an overwhelming number of patients who undergo this procedure express their satisfaction with the overall outcomes.

Cost Components in Breast Reduction

The cost of breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction may depend on various cost components that determine the overall cost. The cost may vary from one location to another, and also from one practice to another in the same location. For instance, the cost of breast implants or breast reduction in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, or Long Beach, CA would be different from the cost of a similar procedure in Virginia or Maryland. The cost in each location may be influenced by the cost of living index in a specific region.

The skills, experience, and reputation of a cosmetic surgeon for a particular procedure may determine the fee charged by the surgeon. Surgeon’s fee forms an important component of the overall cost. If the surgeon specializes in breast surgery procedures, the patients may be more inclined to receive treatment from him or her, despite the higher costs. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and consider the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor.

The costs of anesthesia and the costs of the operating room are also important cost components in a breast surgery procedure. The cost may vary from one practice to another depending on the kind of advanced surgical facility, technology and equipment, back-up of the support staff and other services and comforts that may be available at a particular facility. These components can make a difference to the final outcome of the procedure. Patients should also consider the costs of prescription drugs, medical tests and surgical garments that may be required following procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction.

Insurance and Financing

If the breast reduction procedure is performed out of necessity to reduce the physical discomfort, pain and restricted activity, it may be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. Patients should check with their insurer in advance about this aspect, and the plastic surgeon’s office may provide whatever assistance may be possible in this regard. In a situation where health coverage is not available for breast reduction, the patient will still have the option to obtain third party financing. This can make it convenient to pay for the procedure in small installments within the patient’s monthly budget.

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The Average Breast Lift Cost in CA

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Average Breast Lift Cost – Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach

The Average Breast Lift Cost in CA Orange CountyDr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing safe, proven and effective cosmetic surgery treatments. He is an expert for breast procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive advanced treatments in an environment of personalized care and attention from Dr. Esmailian. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

What is a Breast Lift?

Just like breast implants and breast reduction, breast lift is also a cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance the appearance of breasts. Mastopexy or breast lift is a surgery that may be used to correct the condition of ptosis or sagging breasts. The breast tissue and skin may lose elasticity due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, genetic, or other factors. This may not only cause the breasts to droop, but also the nipples and areolas may point downwards and move from their original position.

Breast lift surgery is designed to raise the position of breasts and make them appear firmer and more youthful. The procedure involves removal of excess skin and tissue, tightening of underlying muscles and building a more supportive structure to maintain the new, enhanced shape of breasts. The position of nipples and areolas can also be corrected along with breast lift, and enlarged areolas can be reduced to their normal size. In some cases, breast lift procedure may be combined with breast augmentation for more comprehensive results.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Breast Lift

The cost of breast lift procedure may vary from one location to another and from one practice to another, depending on several factors. The length, extent and complexity of the surgery may be different from patient to patient, and this may impact the cost of procedure. If breast lift is combined with breast implants surgery, the cost will be higher. Dr. Esmailian discusses the cost aspect and explains all treatment options to his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas. Patients can make informed choices based on their health status, aesthetic goals and cost aspect.

Location of the Practice

Where a practice is located may make a difference to the costs of breast lift at that practice. For instance, the cost of breast lift in Orange County, CA may be different from the cost of the same procedure in Atlanta, Dallas, or Toledo. This is because the cost of living in each region may be different, which will impact the average cost of all services in that region, including plastic surgery services.

Surgeon’s Fee:

Skills, experience, certifications and reputation of a plastic surgeon may determine the fee charged by him or her for breast lift procedure. This will have an impact on the overall costs of the procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends patients to choose the right surgeon for their needs, and consider the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor. A poorly performed breast lift by an inexperienced surgeon may cost a lot more in terms of revision surgery later on.

Surgical Facility Costs

The operating room costs are a significant component in the overall cost of breast lift surgery. The quality and standards of a surgical facility, the kind of equipment and technology available, the back-up of a professional support staff team, and the kind of comforts and services provided at the facility will influence the overall cost of the procedure.

Anesthesia Costs

Procedures such as breast lift, breast augmentation and breast reduction are usually performed under general anesthesia. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist should also be accounted for when estimating the overall costs of the procedure.

Other Factors

Costs of prescription medications, medical tests, and post-surgical garments and accessories will also impact the total cost of breast lift surgery. These costs should be estimated in advance and the necessary financing for the procedure should be arranged accordingly.

Cost of Breast Lift in CA

The cost of breast lift in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and other areas in CA will depend on multiple factors as discussed already. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) compiles the cost data for various cosmetic surgery procedures each year and provides average cost figures publicly.

According to the ASPS cost data for 2012, the average cost of breast lift surgery was $4,332. The ASPS points out that this is just the basic average cost, and does not include the costs of anesthesia, costs of the surgical facility, and other related expenses.

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