Women who have excessively large breasts may consider a breast reduction procedure. This is a surgery that can reshape the breasts into a smaller size. Orange County, CA women with large and heavy breasts may be self-conscious and find difficulty in doing physical activities such as running and exercising, as well as endure back pain and ongoing skin infections. Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, removes excess tissue and skin, lifts and reshapes the breasts to be proportional to the body, and in some cases, reconstructs the nipple so that the nipple/areola placement appears natural. Depending on how large the breasts are, Dr. Domanskis may only have to use liposuction. Most cases, however, will include some lift technique.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Have not met Mr. Domanskis yet. But I called and set up my consultation. Rochelle was super sweet and answered all my questions. I'll be back to update soon. I'll be having a breast lift with XL breast augmentation. I'm so excited. Will be updating in the next few months. Wish me luck:)"- S.B. / Yelp / Jul 16, 2017
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure.Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure. Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"I cannot say enough positives about Dr Domanskis! I saw him 31 years ago for my breast augmentation which turned out absolutely beautiful You would have never known that I had it done I had no scarring no bruising nothing. Here I am 31 years later after going through breast cancer and 4 surgeries later, I was pleased to find out he was still practicing! I flew out to see him in hopes to correct a botched surgery from a very unkind female surgeon in Idaho that was highly recommended. He once again amazed me! Staff is so kind, he is kind, thoughtful, caring and concerned. You could not ask for a doctor whose more compassionate and passionate in what he does. My surgery was a success and brings tears to my eyes after everything I've gone thru. I look amazing! Thank you again Dr Domanskis, you are a true gem!!"- G.J. / Google / Feb 29, 2020
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Domanskis. I explanted my 10 year old breast implants on 3/18/2020 and it's the best decision I ever made. I'm incredibly thankful to have found Dr. Domanskis, as he is an extremely honest, competent, talented, experienced and thorough surgeon. His aesthetic outcome could not be better and I'm just SO happy I was able to connect with him. The surgery center, Hoag Surgicare was top notch and all the nurses and anesthesiologist were also amazing. And another most amazing individual, is Rachelle, Dr. Domanskis's office administrator. She went above and beyond to help me with every single need I had and she just has the best personality. I could go on and on, but just want to say thanks to everyone who helped me through my surgery. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Domanskis!!!"- K.N. / Yelp / Apr 04, 2020
It is important to find a highly skilled surgeon who has experience with this procedure. It is important to maintain a good blood supply to the nipple areola complex as there is risk of discoloration and loss of sensation when blood flow is restricted. Liposuction is also implemented to remove the excess fat while the loose skin will be excised and tightened to form the newly shaped breasts. This procedure is also implemented as a way to correct an issue of breast asymmetry.
The most common incision for breast reduction is what they call “the anchor” or a vertical T. With this kind of approach, the incision is made around the areola, extends vertically down to the breast crease, and then is followed by another horizontal incision along the direction of the fold. The areola will be repositioned once the breasts have been resized and recurved. A lift will also be done so that the breasts will be placed higher on the chest.
Breast reduction is always done in an accredited surgical center under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes about 2 to 4 hours. For the first several weeks, the surgeon will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts. Patients may go back to work within 7-10 days and may resume physical activities (such as exercise) between 6-8 weeks post-operative. Results following a breast reduction are usually visible immediately after the surgery. Nipple sensitivity will gradually return within the first year.
The average cost for breast reduction procedure is between $5,000 to $10,000. Insurance does not normally cover cosmetic procedures. However, patients with larger breasts have tendencies to experience physical problems, which can provide medical health conditions of which insurance may cover. Our billing and insurance coordinator will work with the insurance company to confirm what is covered and provide a final estimate.
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- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Months
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Breast Reduction FAQs
Will Results Last?
Breast reduction is a long-term solution for patients who are affected with excessively large breasts. In cases where there is significant weight gain, the results may be compromised just like any cosmetic procedure that modifies body shape. Natural aging and gravity will take their toll over time and will still affect the breasts with or without the reduction. It is important to maintain a good health routine so that the enhancement lasts for a long time.
For women with larger breasts, the areola is also excessively large. In a breast reduction surgery, an areola reduction is also considered. As an incision is made surrounding the areola, the excess skin will also be trimmed so that it is proportional to the breasts’ new shape.
How Much Reduction?
This varies depending on the doctor’s initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size.