Improve Your Comfort and Self-Confidence With Breast Reduction in Austin

Although many women desire larger breasts, not everyone realizes the major problems that they can sometimes cause. For example, large breasts can lead to back and shoulder pain, skin irritation, and difficulty finding clothes that fit. Some women simply desire smaller breasts to improve their bodily proportions. At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, our all-female team of plastic surgeons understands the struggles that can come with having excessively large breasts. That’s why we offer breast reduction surgery as a means of permanently alleviating these frustrating problems.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, resulting in breasts that are smaller, lighter, and firmer.

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed for medical reasons, such as to alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain, improve posture, and reduce skin irritation and rashes. It can also improve the overall appearance of the breasts, making them more proportionate to the body.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure that offers all of the following benefits:

  • Reduced back, neck, and/or shoulder pain
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced skin irritation
  • Improved mobility and athletic performance
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Improved bodily proportions
  • Improved self-confidence
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The Breast Reduction Procedure

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, the first step will be to sit down for a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons. During this private meeting, your surgeon will examine your breasts and discuss your specific goals for the procedure. This will include discussing your reasons for desiring the surgery and how much smaller you’d like your breasts to be. Based on your unique needs and goals, your surgeon will work with you to devise a custom-tailored treatment plan.

Your breast reduction surgery will be an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will typically make small incisions around the areola, down the center of the breast, and along the crease beneath the breast. They will then carefully remove excess fat, tissue, and skin based on your unique treatment plan. The nipples may also be repositioned to achieve a more natural look. The incisions will then be closed with sutures, and the area will be bandaged as necessary. You’ll need to be monitored for a couple of hours after the procedure to ensure that there are no complications. After that, a friend or family member can drive you home.

Recovery After Breast Reduction Surgery

After breast reduction surgery, you will need to take one to two weeks to recover before resuming your normal routine. You will also be given a surgical support bra to wear for several weeks following the procedure to reduce swelling and ensure optimal results.

You will likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days following your surgery, and your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable. You should also avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks after your breast reduction procedure.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Women looking to reduce the size of their breasts for reasons related to comfort, health, or aesthetics could be good candidates for breast reduction surgery. The most common reasons why women choose to undergo the procedure include the following:

  • Breasts that are too large to match the proportions of their body
  • Inability to wear certain types of clothing
  • Large breasts causing frequent pain in the shoulders, neck, and/or back
  • Inability to participate in certain activities due to discomfort or embarrassment
  • Skin friction beneath the breasts causing rashes or infections
  • Large breasts causing poor posture

To be an ideal candidate for breast reduction in Austin, you should also be in good physical health, be a non-smoker, and not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Why Choose Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Reduction in Austin?

At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have an all-female team of highly skilled, award-winning plastic surgeons. Our surgeons specialize in breast procedures and fully understand how frustrating it can be to be unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts. Throughout your treatment process, you’ll be treated with respect, compassion, and dedicated care that’s custom-tailored to your unique situation. Our team will do everything they can to help you improve your self-confidence, self-image, and quality of life. If you’re ready to schedule your private consultation, reach out to us today at (512) 815-0123.

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Breast Reduction FAQ

Is breast reduction surgery safe?

How big do your breasts need to be to get a reduction?

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

Are the results of breast reduction permanent?

Is breast reduction surgery safe?

Breast reduction surgery is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. As with any surgery, there are risks involved, such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia.

How big do your breasts need to be to get a reduction?

There is no specific breast size requirement for breast reduction surgery. The decision to undergo the procedure is based on the patient's individual needs and desires. However, most insurance companies require that a certain amount of breast tissue be removed in order to cover the cost of the surgery.

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

The length of the surgery depends on the amount of breast tissue to be removed and the technique used by the surgeon. On average, though, the procedure takes between two and four hours.

Are the results of breast reduction permanent?

The results of breast reduction surgery are generally permanent. However, factors such as weight gain, pregnancy, and aging can affect the size and shape of the breasts over time. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions to ensure the best possible long-term results.

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