Redlands Plastic Surgeon Todd C Rau
Call us at (909) 792-1100
Southern California & Inland Empire Plastic Surgeon

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Liposuction........................$87/month

Tummy Tuck.....................$184/month

Breast Enhancement.........$107/month

Facelift............................$205/month

Eyelid Rejuvenation............$73/month

Rhinoplasty......................$119/month

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Breast Reduction Redlands

Large breasts may be cosmetically desirable for some women, but they often result in unwanted side effects, such as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, poor posture, or a skin rash below and between the breasts. Many large-breasted women develop deep grooves on their shoulders from bra straps. Physical activities may be restricted, and fitting and wearing comfortable clothes may be difficult. For women dissatisfied with these side effects, breast reduction can be the answer.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction surgery can be conducted on an inpatient or outpatient basis. General anesthesia is most commonly used. California plastic surgeon Dr. Rau makes an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, vertically from the areola to the natural crease below the breast, and horizontally across the crease below the breast. Excess skin, fat and breast tissue is removed to reach the desired size. Sutures are used to close the incision. If the reduction is dramatic, the areola may need to be removed and repositioned on the breast. Breast reduction surgery generally lasts about 3 hours.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
Drainage tubes may be inserted in the breasts to help remove excess liquid the first day or two after the surgery. A dressing will also cover the area. Swelling, bruising and sensitivity are normal the first few weeks and will dissipate over time. Generally, sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days and patients return to work within 2 to 3 weeks. However, no heavy lifting or strenuous activity is permitted for 4 to 6 weeks after breast reduction surgery.