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Bellesoma™ Breast Reduction

Oversized breasts can cause chronic pain in the back, shoulders, and neck, and make women overly self-conscious when doing everyday things like exercising or shopping for clothes. Breast reduction patients in Honolulu, Hawaii often feel eager to shed that discomfort, but they remain concerned about scarring. With the Bellesoma breast reduction method, Dr. Shim Ching can reduce the size and the pain of oversized breasts as well as improve their shape, without a conspicuous vertical scar.

For a discussion of the results that Bellesoma can give you, request a consultation online with Dr. Ching today, or call (808) 585-8855 to schedule your appointment.

BreastReduction by Bellesoma. Actual Before and After Photos. Photos courtesy of Dr. Gary Horndeski, M.D.t

What makes the Bellesoma breast reduction method different?

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The Bellesoma breast reduction surgically reduces the volume of the breasts without leaving behind the same prominent scars as a traditional breast reduction. A woman’s skin naturally supports the weight of her breasts, which leads to the back, neck, and shoulder pain that many women with oversized breasts experience. By securing the breast mounds to the pectoral muscles, the Bellesoma method takes the weight off of the skin and significantly reduces and even eliminates discomfort. If you’re primarily concerned with pain and discomfort but would prefer to maintain the size of your breasts, Dr. Ching can modify your surgery to reduce your pain without removing a significant amount of breast tissue.

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Based on your specifications, Dr. Ching removes excess breast tissue and repositions the remaining tissue higher on your chest, securing it to the muscles instead of the skin. This results in smaller, higher breasts with a natural shape, no obvious scarring, and a marked reduction in pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. During your consultation, you can discuss the Bellesoma method alongside traditional breast reduction, and you and Dr. Ching will work together to determine your candidacy for each.

Your Procedure

The Bellesoma breast reduction is a single surgery with 3 distinct steps:

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Step 1

Once you are fully anesthetized, Dr. Ching uses incisions placed around the areolas and along the breast’s natural crease to remove unwanted breast tissue. He creates new breast mounds using the remaining tissue, moving them to sit higher on the chest.

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Step 2

After evaluating the reduced breasts for symmetry and size, Dr. Ching secures the breast tissue to the chest muscle. This technique takes the weight off of the skin to reduce or eliminate pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, and back.

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Step 3

Finally, Dr. Ching closes the areola and breast crease incisions with sutures. The resulting scars remain concealed within these contours and are much subtler than scars from more traditional breast reduction methods.

Anticipated Results

You’ll likely feel a significant difference in your breasts as soon as you wake up from surgery, but it takes some time before you’re able to appreciate your ultimate results. As your body heals, swelling will diminish, and your breasts will continue to change slightly before forming their ultimate shape and size. After about a week, Dr. Ching removes your sutures and bandages. Your incisions will eventually fade to light, flat scars, and the results of your breast reduction can be quite long-lasting.

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