If you are tired of living with excessively large and uncomfortable breasts, you should consider breast reduction surgery. Large or "hypertrophic" breasts are not only the source of shoulder, back, and neck pain, but they can interfere with daily activities such as exercise, as well as make if difficult to find clothes that fit. More importantly, excessively large breasts can cause a woman to feel self-conscious and make her the object of unwanted comments or attention. Contact our Dallas practice to discuss your breast reduction procedure with Dr. Pin.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is unusual in that it is both a reconstructive and a cosmetic procedure. Symptomatic relief and improvement in functional status through reduction in the size of the breasts are why some insurance companies pay for this type of procedure. At the same time, breast reduction surgery lifts a woman's breasts, dramatically improving their shape and appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
The ideal candidate for a breast reduction is a patient who has a relatively normal body weight for their height.Our Dallas breast reduction patients should be in good health and absolutely not be smokers. Smoking interferes with the blood supply to the breast and can result in significant wound healing problems. During your consultation, the different methods of breast reduction will be discussed to determine which is best suited for you. At the same time, Dr. Pin will go over what size preferences you have so the operation can be tailored to you.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
A surgeon uses many techniques to reduce breast tissue. The most common procedure involves an incision around the areola that extends downward, following the breast's natural curves. Excess tissue is removed and the nipple and areola are moved to the new position. Skin from both sides of the breast is brought down around the areola to reshape the breast.
The procedure itself is done under general anesthesia, either as an inpatient or an outpatient, depending on your size and preference. Contrary to what most patients believe, the nipple and areola are almost always left attached to the breast, so patients can expect to have normal sensation following surgery and even still be able to breast feed if they desire.
The procedure takes two to four hours and is typically done under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Some of our Dallas breast reduction patients opt to undergo liposuction or tummy tuck in combination with breast reduction surgery.
This 22 year old was 5'3" and weighed 120 pounds. Her large, droopy breasts made it look like she weighed much more.+ See Full Case
This 42 year old was 5'3", weighed 140 pounds and wore a 36D. She wished to be considerably smaller, so she underwent a breast reduction.+ See Full Case
Breast Reduction Recovery
Recovery following breast reduction is much easier now due to improved techniques. All sutures are dissolvable and therefore do not need to be removed. Surgical adhesive covers the incisions, so there are no bandages to change. When Dr. Pin does your breast reduction, you will simply wear your normal clothing and be able to bathe on the first post-operative day. Additionally, you will be significantly smaller! Symptoms referable to large breast size should dramatically improve. Though there are potential complications as with any surgical procedure, the vast majority of patients are ecstatic with their results. Less pain and discomfort, an easier time buying clothes, and greatly enhanced appearance, make breast reduction one of the best procedures in plastic surgery.
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