Breast Reduction – Liposuction, Lipectomy – O.C.

Breast ReductionWomen with excessively large breasts, a condition called macromastia or gigantomastia in the extreme case, may experience a variety of secondary health problems. Many women deal with back and neck pain, skin chaffing, severe sagging of the breast and even psychological depression. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can reduce the size and weight of overly large breasts.

Breast reduction may involve incisions, liposuction or a combination of both. When only liposuction is involved, the procedure is called a lipectomy. A lipectomy is ideal for breast reduction when only a minor reduction in volume is needed. The procedure is also a good option if you are concerned about the scarring involved with surgery. Contact an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. K at his office in the O.C. if you would like to know more about which breast reduction procedures are available.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. K at our office in the O.C., please contact us.

Breast Reconstruction – TRAM Flap Reconstruction – OC

Breast ReconstructionThere are several kinds of operations that are available for breast reconstruction. Typically, there are procedures that involve implants, a transplant of your own tissue, or both. The ideal strategy will depend on your body type and the recommendations of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr.K.
One of the techniques of breast reconstruction that involve transplanting your own tissue is called a TRAM flap reconstruction. Reconstruction that involves your own tissue is called autologous breast reconstruction. With the TRAM flap procedure, skin, muscle and fat tissue is removed from between your belly button and chest. The removed tissue is then used to reconstruct the breast. Consequently, the removal of tissue from the stomach area results in a tummy tuck.

If you would like to know more about breast reconstruction, please contact Dr. K at his offices in the OC.