Plastic Surgeon K. Charles Kim MD is trained specifically in the area of breast-reduction surgery. Breast Reduction Surgery is also referred to as reduction mammoplasty. Dr. Kim has worked with and been trained by a number of the very best and most talented plastic surgery experts from all over the world. OC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim offers all of the newest breast reduction methods, including liposuction. Breast Reduction through Liposuction results in a faster recovery time and little, if any, scarring.
Breast reduction, or mammaplasty, removes glandular tissue, skin and fat from the patient’s breast, making the breasts lighter, firmer and most importantly, smaller. A breast reduction procedure can also reduce the size of the patient’s areola, the name for the darker area of skin that surrounds the nipple. As an L.A. Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kim’s primary goal is for his patient to obtain smaller, more shapely breasts that are in proportion to the rest of her body. As such, breast-reduction is a safe and effective way to make the patient’s breasts smaller and also more proportionate to her body, ultimately increasing a patient’s level of comfort and reducing her levels of insecurity and/or self-consciousness.
Women whose breast size causes discomfort or attributes to medical problems can often be helped by Breast reduction surgery. The problems these women may encounter include neck and/or back pain, skeletal deformities, skin irritation and even some breathing problems. A breast reduction surgery may also help some women to feel more confident and have less insecurities about the disproportionate size of their breasts.
Breast reduction surgery’s cost may be partially covered or even completely covered by their insurance, especially if medical problems are associated with or caused by the patient’s large breasts. These medical problems can include, but are limited to back pain, recurrent infections, shoulder pain, sensory loss or even Intertrigo, which is an infection of the skin underneath the breasts. Contact us today here in Beverly Hills to discuss your options for breast reduction and insurance coverage.
OC Plastic Surgeon K. Charles Kim, MD can supply you with defined and specific information on just how he would perform a breast reduction surgery for you. He bases this information upon your specific body type and breast size during your complimentary free consultation at his Orange County California Surgical Suite.
Breast reduction methods need to vary on a patient-by-patient basis. The most common technique involves making an anchor-looking incision around a patient’s areola region. This incision extends downward and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the patient’s breast. Through the incision, Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim removes excess skin, fat and glandular tissue as well as adjusts the nipple to its new position. Dr. Kim then reshapes the breast and carefully stitches the incision. Especially in this case among all others, Dr. Kim’s goal is to ALWAYS involve the least amount of scarring for the patient. In some cases, the vertical part of the scar can be eliminated altogether. The stitches are usually removed in one to three week’s time, with each patient being different.
Breast reduction surgery is done as an outpatient procedure at Dr. Kim’s accredited surgical suite in Orange County, CA. The breast reduction procedure itself usually takes around two to four hours. The procedure is performed under general or a local anesthetic. Discussing which kind of anesthetic you desire is one of the many things that you will cover with Dr. Kim during your free consultation at the Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon’s medical suites.
Commonly, many of the OC patients who choose to have their breast-reduction surgery will also choose to undergo a breast lift performed during the same surgical appointment. A breast lifting, otherwise known as a mastopexy, may correct breasts that are sagging even after having had breast reduction surgery. The breast lift procedure directly repairs this pressing concern and Dr. Kim as an experienced plastic surgery specialist can do both operations in the same session for the patient.