Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

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With a distinct practice in the Inland Empire, breast reduction is one of our more common surgical solutions! Despite the common belief that bigger breasts are “better”, there are many women who find larger breasts to not only be a burden but can also cause a lot of pain. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman desiring an enhanced chest through other procedures, if you are having health or physical issues caused by various parts of your body, you should certainly consider making changes that will help you live a better life. Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari in Upland wants you to be happy and if a Breast Reduction can help you achieve that, then we encourage you to learn more about the procedure below.

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What is Breast Reduction?

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Breast reduction surgery is a common solution for problems caused by breast hypertrophy, or the medical term for large, ptotic (drooping) breasts. This can affect women of all ages and can occur even among those in good physical shape. Breast hypertrophy can cause neck and back pain by stretching nerves and forcing you to stand and walk differently to compensate for the strain that the breasts put on the muscles and bones of your back. A woman’s posture is often negatively affected by breast hypertrophy.

In addition to helping you improve the aforementioned problems, breast reduction can refine the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts can potentially be more proportional to the rest of your body and even have an upward lift.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Our female patients who undergo can enjoy the following benefits from getting a Breast Reduction in the Inland Empire:

  • Alleviated back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Better proportioned body
  • Clothing fits better
  • Fast recovery time
  • Improved hygiene
  • Improved posture
  • More active lifestyle
  • Reduced skin irritation

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Reduction?

The best candidate for Breast Reduction is any woman dealing with the following issues:

  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of their breasts
  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to the body frame
  • Get indentations in their shoulders from tight bra straps
  • Have heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Must restrict physical activity due to the size and weight of their breasts
  • One breast is larger than the other
  • Suffering from skin irritation beneath their breasts

While breast reduction can be performed at any age, we highly encourage you to wait until your breasts are fully developed before looking into the surgery (usually occurs between the ages of 18 and 23). Other characteristics that good candidates possess are:

  • In overall good health
  • Maintain realistic expectations from procedure results
  • Nonsmokers

Childbirth and breastfeeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breastfeed in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. Heidari.

What’s the First Step?

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If you feel like a Breast Reduction in the Inland Empire would benefit you, then contact us today! When you come in for this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Heidari and he will give you an evaluation. During this time, you will be able to express your concerns and goals from the procedure, as well as your medical history. It is very important to be open and honest with the doctor because he will be creating your surgical plan, and any bit of information allows him to make safe and educated decisions.

Once Dr. Heidari has crafted your plan from the details he’s gathered from meeting with you, and you agree with his assessment, our Patient Coordinator can help you schedule your surgical date. You will also be provided with instructions to follow before coming in that will promote a healthy and successful surgery.

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What to Expect on the Day of Breast Reduction

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As with many of our surgical breast procedures, before going into surgery, you will be administered general anesthesia. Once you are safely under, your surgery will begin.

Dr. Heidari starts by making a circular incision pattern around your areola. Although this will leave some visible scarring, it is pretty discreet and will always be hidden underneath a swimsuit or bra. The incision is then turned into a keyhole-shaped pattern as a vertical line is made down the breast crease.

Once he is finished making the incisions, your nipple (which is still tethered to its original blood and nerve supply) is repositioned, with the areola being reduced if needed by excising skin. The underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted, and shaped. If a patient has particularly large, pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola make need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast.

When Dr. Heidari is finished, the incisions are brought together to reshape the now smaller breast. He will use layered sutures deep within your breast tissue which helps support your new shape. Sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape will be used to close the skin.

Breast Reduction Recovery

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Following the surgery, a gauze dressing is placed on the breast and you will wear a surgical bra to help reduce swelling. In some cases, a cannula (a small, thin tube) may be used temporarily under your skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Dr. Heidari will prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to pain medication, and he will also provide you with some direction on how to have a healthy and successful recovery.

You will need to continue wearing the support bra for the first month or so after your surgery. Swelling, bruising, and numbness, particularly around the incision, are normal and generally subside in about six weeks. Most patients return to work in ten to fourteen days but must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for four to six weeks.

While the incision lines are unfortunately permanent, Dr. Heidari does his best to keep them as discreet as possible, and they do fade over time.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in the Inland Empire?

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The cost of Breast Reduction in Upland, CA is determined by multiple factors, primarily what kind of work is required to reduce your breasts but maintain a good, natural appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Heidari, he will get a better understanding of how to perform your surgery to best suit your needs. Once he has that information, our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a breakdown of the expected amount of your whole experience will be.

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Why Choose Us?

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Our team at Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari is committed to our values of excellence, beauty, and kindness, with the belief that all three are essential for success. Our practice is owned, operated, and influenced by Dr. Ali Heidari. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His knowledge, understanding, and friendly nature have earned him a stellar reputation over the years.

Schedule Your Consultation

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If you feel like your chest is more a curse than a blessing, we can help! To find out if you are a good candidate for Breast Reduction, please contact the nearest Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari office today! You can also request a consultation through our website and one of our friendly and helpful team members will get in touch with you soon. Take back your life and start enjoying the little-er things.

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Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.