Breast Reduction


Overly large breasts can cause significant health and emotional concerns. They can cause severe back, neck, and shoulder pain which may lead to long-term, permanent injury, and prohibit one from leading an active life.


Is a Breast Reduction Right for Me?

A breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and lifts the breast, contouring the breast to be proportionate to the body and reducing the weight burden.

Breast reduction patients are often the most satisfied patients. The procedure allows the patient more mobility and less stress on their upper back and neck.

The Procedure

This operation historically requires an incision commonly known as an “anchor incision”. This includes an incision around the nipple, a vertical limb, and one along the bottom of the breast. If a patient has good skin quality and the reduction is moderate (<500gms), the incision at the bottom of the breast is limited.

Dr. Nitta trained with Dr. Elizabeth Findley-Hall in Canada who refined the vertical reduction technique. She was also trained by master reconstructive breast surgeon Dr. William Shaw.

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To find out more about our Breast Services, call our office at (949) 722-6644 to schedule a consultation with Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Katharine C. Nitta today!

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What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with your body.

Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?

Ideal candidates for breast reduction are individuals in good overall health who experience physical discomfort, emotional distress, or limitations in daily activities due to overly large breasts.

How long does it take to recover from breast reduction?

The recovery period can vary, but most patients can expect to return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks. It’s essential to follow Dr. Nitta’s post-operative care instructions for optimal results.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment for Breast Reduction?

To schedule a consultation for breast reduction, you can call Dr. Katharine Nitta, a renowned plastic surgeon in Orange County, by calling (949)722-6644 or by filling out the “Request A Consultation” form on the website.

Where Can I Get Breast Reduction near Orange County?

Dr. Katharine Nitta offers breast reduction procedures in Orange County. Her expertise ensures that you’ll receive the best possible care and results.


Yes, Dr. Nitta’s clinic is conveniently located in Orange County, making it easily accessible for residents of Newport Beach and the surrounding areas.

What are the payment options for breast reduction?

Various payment options are available, including credit cards and financing plans, to make the procedure more affordable.

What can I expect after undergoing breast reduction?

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Nitta will provide specific post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

When can I resume exercise after breast reduction?

It’s generally recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks before resuming strenuous physical activities. Dr. Nitta will provide personalized guidance based on your recovery.

Can breast reduction be combined with other procedures?

Yes, breast reduction is often combined with other procedures like a breast lift or liposuction to achieve more comprehensive results.

How long do the results of breast reduction last?

The results of breast reduction are generally long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.