Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery in Riverside, California

If you feel that your breasts are too large or heavy, then you might consider breast reduction surgery. Breasts that are disproportionately large can cause pain in your back, shoulders, or neck, breathing difficulties, poor posture, and chafing under your breasts. Many women with very large breasts feel self-conscious and unattractive, and large breasts may interfere with normal daily activities or exercise.

Dr. Childers will listen to your concerns and help you decide on the best approach to your problem. After breast reduction surgery, you can expect to have an improved body image and an improvement from health problems associated with excessively large breasts.

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Procedure Information

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location, while excess breast tissue, skin, and fat are removed.

After Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery

The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6 to 12 months. It is important to note that breast reduction surgery will probably reduce and possibly eliminate the ability to breast feed.

Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures

An additional procedure that may enhance the result is Liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.

Breast reduction surgery is sometimes covered by insurance, though insurance criteria are becoming more and more restrictive. Dr. Childers's staff will assist you in obtaining pre-authorization.

The specific risks and the suitability of breast reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of your free consultation with Inland Empire plastic surgeon Dr. Childers. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.

We welcome you to contact us online or call 951-781-4339 with your questions, or to schedule an appointment.

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