Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduce Breast Size To Enhance Confidence And Comfort.

Large breasts can negatively affect a woman’s health, confidence, ability to exercise, and the possibility of wearing certain clothing.

Achieve permanent results that help solve medical problems related to breast size as well as enhance your confidence with a Dallas Breast Reduction.

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, or mammoplasty, is performed to reduce the size of the breasts by removing fat, breast tissue, and skin. It is performed on patients who are insecure or unhappy with their breast size or feel their breasts are disproportionate to the rest of their figure. 

Other women suffer from various health-related issues due to the size of their breasts such as having chronic pain in their back, neck, or shoulders or developing infections or rashes under their breasts. For some women, their breast size impairs their ability to play sport or exercise, and grooves in their shoulders may develop from their bra straps.


The procedure has a 97% worth it rating on realself since it helps to address medical problems and can enhance the patient’s confidence.


Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

According to Plastic Surgery.org most women who have had the procedure state that they majorly regret not having it done earlier due to the host of benefits it provided. The benefits of a breast reduction can be both medical and aesthetic benefits.

Medical Benefits:

  • Reduced pain in the back, shoulders, or neck
  • Helps to prevent rashes or infections under your breasts
  • Can exercise more comfortably
  • Improved posture

Aesthetic Benefits:

  • Clothes tend to fit better
  • Breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your figure
  • Increased confidence
  • Reduced physical discomfort

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Suitable candidates for breast reduction surgery are those who have large breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of their figure and cause insecurities or health problems. Other factors which may make you a good candidate for the procedure include:

  • Good physical health
  • Do not smoke
  • Require breast tissue and skin to be removed, meaning that liposuction of excess breast fat alone is not a suitable option
  • Have one disproportionately larger breast

Types of Breast Reduction

The Anchor-type Procedure- This breast reduction procedure is the most commonly performed. An incision is made around the nipple which continues straight down to the bottom of the breast and then underneath each breast. This procedure is suitable for patients who have very large or sagging breasts. Some patients may require their nipples to be removed and then repositioned.

The Circumareolar Reduction- This procedure is suitable for women who have slightly smaller breasts than those suited for the anchor-type procedure. The incision is smaller as it only goes around the nipple then down in a straight line to the bottom of the breast.

The Vertical-pattern Reduction- The incision is made around the areola so is suitable for patients who require less tissue to be removed or require surgery on only one breast to solve asymmetry concerns.

Breast Liposuction- This is a completely different technique used to reduce breast size. Liposuction involves making a very small incision and using a cannula to remove excess fat from the breast. This procedure is only suitable for patients who have a high ratio of fat in their breasts. 

Breast reduction surgery is often combined with a Breast Lift, specifically an anchor breast lift so that the size of the breasts is reduced and the breast is reshaped and lifted.

Preparing For a Breast Reduction

Before the Consultation

You should research the procedure and spend time thinking about what size you would like to go down to. It is recommended that you write down any questions you wish to discuss at your consultation. You should also speak to your insurance provider to see if you qualify for any coverage of the procedure.

Consultation

Dr. Liland will review your medical history, current medications, and allergies before conducting an assessment. He will determine whether liposuction or breast reduction surgery will be most suitable and explain the procedure, recovery, and risks.

Before the Procedure

You should stop smoking around six weeks before your surgery. A few days before the surgery you may also be told to stop taking painkillers. On the day of your surgery, you may need to avoid drinking or eating (as is the case with many surgeries) but Dr. Liland will discuss this with you before the procedure.


How is a Breast Reduction Performed?

The stages of a breast reduction consist of:

Anesthesia

General anesthetic, or in some cases, local anesthetic will be administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. If you’re interested in learning more about anesthesia please visit our page on Sedation Options.

Incisions

Dr. Liland will make the incision under the areola and potentially then downwards to the bottom of the breast and across the breast. The extent of the incision will vary depending on the specific type of breast reduction surgery being performed.

Breast Reduction

Dr. Liland will then remove the desired amount of fat, breast tissue, and skin to achieve your ideal size. In most cases, the position of the nipple can remain the same but sometimes they will need to be repositioned (this will be discussed with you in your consultation).

Closing the Incisions

Generally, the incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches. Since the procedure often requires extensive incisions, scars are an inevitable aspect of the surgery. The extent of the scarring will depend on the technique used, how many incision lines were necessary, and the size of these lines.

Breast Reductions are frequently performed to help solve both medical and aesthetic concerns of patients with large or heavy breasts.

An 18-24-year-old patient was treated with Breast Reduction Surgery.

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Breast Size After Surgery

Ultimately the size you choose to reduce your breasts to depends on your individual goals and desires as you can choose a size you are most comfortable with. Dr. Liland will provide recommendations and be able to assist you in deciding the appropriate extent of reduction to ensure you are happy with the result. The size of your breasts after a breast reduction does vary depending on many factors including:

  • How much fat/ tissue you desire to be removed 
  • The technique used
  • Your initial breast size
  • Your figure (to keep the breasts in proportion to your body) 
  • How much breast tissue needs to remain to ensure an adequate blood supply to the nipple
  • Whether you are happy to have the nipple removed and reattached (if you desire to go down by three cup sizes it is recommended that the nipple is repositioned)

Cost of a Breast Reduction in Dallas

Realself state that the average cost of breast reduction surgery is $7,593 and the average range is $25 – $16,000. This range is so large because some insurance providers will pay for the majority of the surgery, while other patients will need to fund the entire procedure themselves. 

In cases where a breast reduction would result in significant medical benefits to a patient’s life, the procedure might be partially or fully paid for by their healthcare insurance. Many of our Dallas Breast Reduction patients have had coverage from their insurance, but you would need to discuss this with your particular health provider to see if they will assist in financing your procedure.

Recovery From The Procedure

Breast reductions are often outpatient procedures, meaning you may be able to go home on the day of the surgery. An adult should drive you home after the procedure and stay with you for the first couple of days following your surgery as you will be in pain and your movement will be restricted.

Your breasts are likely to be sore after surgery and painkillers can be prescribed. After the surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in bandages and you will need to wear a compression bra for around the first 4 weeks. Additionally, wearing a sports bra after this period is often recommended since it will be more comfortable. Most women take one to three weeks off work, but it can take up to 6 weeks before you can resume regular activities. It is important that our Dallas Breast Reduction patients get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and eat well.

Dr. Liland will give you specific instructions regarding compression bras, follow-up appointments, and when you can return to various activities.

Risks

Initial Side Effects:

  • Swelling
  • Some pain in the breasts

Breast Reduction Risks:

Healthline explain that the risks of this particular procedure tend to be minimal compared to many other cosmetic procedures. The specific risks of breast reduction surgery include:

  • A change or loss of sensation in your breasts or nipples
  • Potential difficulties with breastfeeding.

General Surgery Risks:

  • Infections
  • An allergic reaction to the anesthetic
  • Blood clots (can lead to DVT)
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”

N. Fatemian

Dr. Liland is experienced in a full range of procedures and can help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution is best suited to your needs.

If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us.