Breast Reduction in Sherman and McKinney TX
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction surgery is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety. Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.
Reasons to consider Breast Reduction:
Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.
Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts.
Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.
Who is an ideal candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Generally patients who would like their breasts substantially smaller because of back and neck pain related to large breasts. When breasts are overly large they can cause tremendous stress on the body. This can be in the form of rashes, bra strap grooving, and orthopedic problems. A reduction can raise the breasts, provide functional relief, and encourage a more active lifestyle.
How can I prepare for surgery?
Patients who maximize their weight loss can have improved result and also reduce their risk of complications. In addition, we recommend stopping smoking completely for at least six weeks before the procedure.
What to expect during Breast Reduction surgery
Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size. The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.
When will I start to see results?
Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. Our patients have eliminated the physical pain caused by large breasts as well as benefited from a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.
Breast Reduction Before and After
58 year old female with excess weight from her breasts causing her pain and discomfort. Patient desired improvement of this in addition to a breast reshaping procedure to lift the breast and give a better form.
What type of anesthesia is used?
During breast reduction surgery we use general anesthesia. Since a breast reduction can take 2-3 hours, we want you to be comfortable. We always have anesthesia professionals working with us.
Can a Breast Reduction be combined with any other procedure?
Breast reduction surgery can be combined with liposuction of the axilla (armpit area) or tummy. Some patients elect to have a tummy tucks with the procedure if they are candidates, to avoid extra operating room time.
What to expect during recovery
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Following surgery, bandages are applied immediately to aid the healing process by minimizing movement of the breasts. Once these bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks.
Is surgery painful?
Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery. Any pain that you experience is treatable with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given after surgery.
Will I be able to breast feed after surgery?
Most likely, yes. In 30% of patients, there is some temporary loss of ability to breast feed which may require supplemental nutrition. Pregnancy can alter the shape of the breasts, some many women elect to wait until after the procedure.
Will Breast Reduction surgery affect future mammograms?
You can and should get your yearly mammograms after breast reduction. I tell patients to typically wait 6 months after the procedure. Make sure to tell your radiologist that you have had a reduction, as occasionally there will be calcifications on the film.
Schedule a consultation
For more information on Breast Reduction Surgery at the Swamy Clinic, schedule a consultation! Call (903) 893-6311 today! The Swamy Clinic serves Sherman and surrounding areas.