Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Breast Reduction Plastic Surgeon Newport Beach Los Angeles
Large, heavy, hanging breasts can contribute to neck and back pain. Correction is achieved by lifting the breasts, tightening the skin, and reducing the size of the breasts as necessary. This can be accomplished through a variety of incisions, depending on the degree of lifting and reduction necessary. Dr. Bandy specializes in breast lifts and reductions using minimal incision surgery to produce the optimal results with minimal scars.
Newport Beach Breast Reduction Reduce Breast Size / Surgical Procedure Dr. Amy Bandy - Plastic Surgeon
Before and After
Q: What are some reasons to undergo a breast reduction?
A: There are many factors that contribute to the desire to have a breast reduction. Some of the common reasons include: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or pain from bra straps digging into the shoulders; inability to participate in exercise or sports; unproportional body frame; inability to wear certain clothing; and sagging breasts. Whether the reason is aesthetically or medically based, Dr. Bandy is an expert in achieving relief and satisfaction of patients choosing to undergo the procedure.
Q: What is the average cost for a breast reduction?
A: The average cost for a breast reduction can range from roughly $12,000-14,000 depending on the amount of breast tissue needing to be removed, as well as if the type of lift is performed. During your consultation, Dr. Bandy will thoroughly review your history, reasons for reduction, and what type of lift would be best to enhance the appearance of the breasts. During this time our office will also provide you with a quote for the procedure, specific to your surgical
Q: What is the recovery like?
A: Recovery times vary and are dependent on a patient’s normal daily activities and what they physically do on the job. Most patients will be extremely sore for three days after surgery and are typically advised to take about 3-5 days off of work as a result. We advise patients refrain from strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 15 lbs for 4 weeks after surgery. A more detailed recovery estimate will be discussed during a consultation when more patient information is received. Specific recovery instructions are provided in the pre-op and post-op periods depending on how the patient is healing.
Q: How can I prepare for a breast reduction?
A: A patient can prepare for a breast reduction procedure by beginning a vitamin protocol (provided by Dr. Bandy) to aid their body’s healing. We recommend accomplishing all house chores prior to surgery that would require a patient to lift anything over 5 pounds or push or pull anything heavy. During your pre-operative appointment (about 2 weeks prior to your surgery) our nurses will go over all necessary steps to prepare for your surgery.
Q: How can I prepare for breast reduction?
A: A patient can prepare for a breast reduction by beginning a vitamin protocol (provided by Dr. Bandy) to aid their body in healing. We recommend accomplishing all house chores prior to surgery that would require a patient to lift anything over 5 pounds or push or pull anything heavy. During your pre-operative appointment our nurses will go over all necessary steps to prepare for your surgery.
Q: What if I am sick before my breast reduction procedure?
A: If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.
Q: Do I need to take any medication after Breast reduction surgery?
A: A patient is usually prescribed an antibiotic and a pain medication. If a patient is undergoing a general anesthesia, sometimes they are prescribed an anti-nausea medication to combat any feelings of nausea that some patients experience after having a general anesthesia.