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Should you consider a breast reduction?

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Should you consider a breast reduction?

Many women find large breasts to be a nuisance-they can cause back and neck pain, interfere with sports and other activities or simply draw too much attention to one’s appearance. And anyone with larger breasts can attest to the painful grooves bra straps can create in your shoulders!

Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton performs breast reductions regularly for patients who want to improve their emotional well-being, decrease physical discomfort, or alleviate feelings of self-consciousness.

All or part of the surgery may even be covered by insurance — if it is performed to relieve pain or other medical issues.

Breast-reduction surgery overview
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast-reduction surgery changes the size, weight, shape, and firmness of the breast tissue, fat, and skin. It can be done at any age; however, the best results are achieved once your breasts are fully developed and pregnancy is no longer an issue. (Pregnancy may alter your breast tissue, impacting the overall outcome of your surgery, and breastfeeding may be more difficult following the procedure.)

Breast-reduction surgery is a viable option if you:

  • Experience chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Have difficulty sleeping, or staying asleep, due to the size of your breasts
  • Experience your bra straps digging into your shoulders
  • Have a skin rash or irritation under your breast crease
  • Have a limited physical activity
  • Have challenges finding well-fitting bras or clothing

You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Feel your breasts are too large
  • Feel your participation in sports or other physical activities is limited due to breast size

If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact Dr. Lawton in Orange County today for a consultation. A woman and mother as well as a board-certified plastic surgeon, she can help you understand what the surgery entails and discuss your expectations. It may be the first step you take toward feeling more comfortable and confident with your appearance — and the first step toward returning to a more active life.


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The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

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