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Breast Reduction

Before & After Gallery | Patient 1

Patient 01 - Breasts grew after 40!

BEFORE FRONTAFTER 3 WEEKS FRONT

Patient Details

Case 1 – Bilateral Breast Reduction

Reason for Seeking OC Breast Surgery Specialist
This 60-year-old patient from Palm Springs, California first started to notice her breasts getting larger around age 40. She had no significant weight gain to explain why her breasts suddenly started to grow. Over the last 20 years they continued to get bigger from a 34C cup to a 34H cup size. She came to see an OC Breast Surgery specialist to reduce her breasts to a more desirable full B/small C cup size. She also had significant ptosis (sagging) in each breast. The measurement from her collar bone to her nipple was 29.5cm. Breast lift patients typically measure 20 cm or greater to be considered a candidate. She had no prior breast surgeries.
Surgical Plan – Breast Reduction with Super Breast Lift

Pre-Op Sizing
Patients are encouraged to submit photos of their ideal breast size and shape along with photos of breasts they think are too big and too small.

Pre-Op Labs
Mammogram
EKG
Blood test
All breast surgery patients are required to have a Mammogram or Ultrasound within 1 year of the surgery date. All patients must have a CBC and Basic Metabolic blood test to be cleared for surgery. Patients over the age of 50 must have had an EKG within 1 year of the surgery date.

Day of Surgery – Breast Reduction with Super Breast Lift is done under General Anesthesia. Surgical time was 4 hrs and 30 min.
Skin marks were placed with the patient in the sitting position prior to surgery. To reduce the size of her breasts, the surgeon removed tissue along the right and left inframammary fold. After performing the triple dermal technique of the Super Breast Lift, the surgeon further reduced the size of her breasts with liposuction for a total of 550g removed from the right side and 535g removed from the left side. The patient was placed in a surgical bra with foam in the lateral chest area that had been reduced with liposuction. Skin tape was applied to all her incisions. The Super Breast lift technique eliminates the need for any post-surgical drains, even in a breast reduction.

Post Op
This patient opted to spend one night at the after-care facility rather than travel all the way back to her home in Palm Springs. She arrived at her first post-op appointment the next day feeling very good with little pain. She was able to return home that day and was not seen again in the office until the following week. Her post-op photos were taken 3 weeks after surgery. She continued to wear the skin tape for six to eight weeks after surgery.

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