About Breast Reduction Surgery
When the weight of your breast is constantly holding you back from feeling amazing, keeping you out of social situations, or restricting your movement, it may be time to speak with a trusted plastic surgeon. In Dallas, TX, our board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. A Jay Burns helps women (from late teens to adults) decide if a breast reduction would help alleviate the physical and emotional pain large breasts cause. Some women with overly-developed breasts confide in Dr. Burns that they feel very self-conscious and embarrassed at times. Dr. Burns is an experienced plastic surgeon with a patient-centered philosophy. During a breast reduction, he will remove excess breast tissue, reduce the size of the areola, and reposition the nipple. Your breast will be smaller and more proportionate to your body. If you would like to learn more about our reduction surgeries and the options available to you, please call and schedule an appointment at Dr. A Jay Burns Cosmetic Surgery today.
If you have very large breasts that get in the way of daily life, a breast reduction surgery may help you attain the figure you desire. Breast reduction is ideal if you experience emotional discomfort, or are unable to lead an active life that may include exercise and certain activities because the weight of your breasts is too heavy. In addition, if you have skin irritations, neck or back pain due to the heaviness of your breasts, this surgery can help eliminate these problems. It is important that you are at a healthy weight, have realistic expectations, and that you choose an experienced surgeon who not only understands your goals, but has the skill to create a breast that fits your frame and creates a natural outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Several factors will be considered including the incision type, the breast lift technique, and the degree of nipple/areola reconstruction. In addition, liposuction may be used to help remove breast tissue. With all of these factors taken into consideration, along with the size of reduction needed, the surgery could take between 2 – 4 hours. During the consultation, all of these factors will be discussed. It is common to be concerned about scarring. For a breast reduction, depending on the complexity and size of the reduction, an anchor incision (inverted-T) or a vertical incision will be made. It is through this incision that the breast tissue is removed, the remaining tissue is pulled and lifted, and the size of the areola reduced to match the new, smaller breast.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely and released home to recover. Most patients are sent home with a thin tube-like drain that is placed under the skin to help drain and control fluid and bleeding that may occur. The breasts will appear constricted and a medical support bra will be worn for a few days. It takes about a month for the breasts to settle and for the swelling and post-operative effects to diminish. Most of our patients remark that they feel lighter and relief almost immediately, even with the post-operative recovery. Once the breasts are healed and the scars have softened and lightened, the majority of symptoms you had prior to surgery, will be significantly reduced if not eliminated all together. You will be able to wear the clothes you desire and feel confident with your new figure. It is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the surgical outcomes are not compromised.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
We have helped countless women reclaim their health and live a fuller life as a result of smaller breasts created through breast reduction surgery. During your consultation, we will discuss all of the options for improvement and work together to create a custom treatment plan to fit your medical and aesthetic goals. We invite you to call our Dallas, TX office and learn more about this outstanding body contouring procedure.