Breast Reduction in Dallas, TX
Many women who opt for plastic surgery do so to increase the size of their breasts. However, there are patients who wish to relieve themselves of their overly large breasts that can cause physical or emotional discomfort.
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, can remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts to provide you with a smaller and aesthetically pleasing bustline to balanced with the rest of your figure.
What Can Reduction Mammoplasty Achieve?
A Balanced Figure
Many women feel their overly large breasts do not align with the rest of their body. Breast reduction surgery can create smaller and lighter breasts that are better proportioned to the rest of your body.
Relief From Chronic Pain
Physical restrictions and severe strain on the neck, shoulders, and back caused by excessively heavy breasts can lead to chronic pain. Breast reduction surgery can reduce the size and weight of your breasts, relieving your discomfort.
More Clothing Options
Women with cumbersome breasts may feel uncomfortable wearing certain pieces of clothing that draw unwanted attention. Breast reduction can provide you with more clothing options and make you feel confident in your wardrobe.
What Will My Breast Reduction Procedure Be Like?
During your consultation, Dr. Carpenter will go over your medical history and examine your breasts to determine the best approach for your procedure. Together, you will also discuss any questions and concerns you may have regarding your breast reduction surgery so that Dr. Carpenter can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
The type of procedure that is performed is determined by the anatomy of the breast and the size of the reduction. The result of the scar patterns are as discreet as possible.
What Concerns Are Involved With Breast Reduction?
Following your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Carpenter will ask that you wear a surgical bra for at least four weeks to support your new contours. A drainage tube may also be placed along the treated area to collect excess fluid or blood. Swelling and bruising are expected but should resolve within a few weeks. Make sure you avoid all strenuous activities for at least six weeks. You will be able to return to work a few weeks after your surgery.
While some scarring may occur after your breast reduction procedure, it can be usually be hidden underneath clothing and will likely fade over time.
The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be based on certain factors, such as surgical techniques, anesthesia fees, and the extent of correction needed. Dr. Carpenter will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.
You may experience mild discomfort, usually in the form of tension or pressure. Typically, the pain is controlled easily with prescribed medication. If an overnight stay is planned, the use of intravenous (IV) pain medication is employed
Before & After
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of their results. You will be asked to quit smoking for at least six weeks before and after your procedure, as tobacco use can slow the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
You can expect long-lasting and natural results that will reduce the size of your large breasts and boost your confidence. Final results will become apparent approximately three months after your surgery, once all swelling has dissipated.
Breast reduction surgery is performed using a general anesthetic.
Breast reduction surgery can take between three and four hours to complete. This procedure is performed as either an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay at our facility.
As with most procedures, there may be some risks and side effects associated with breast reduction surgery, including:
- Breast asymmetry
- Blood clots
- Changes in skin sensation
- Poor wound healing