Many women dream of having larger, more shapely breasts. Unfortunately, for some women, large breasts are not ideal. Dr. Stuart Lipton of Lewisville, TX offers breast reduction surgery to women who feel their large breasts cause discomfort and dissatisfaction to their daily lives. If you are in the Dallas area and are looking to reduce the size of your breasts, schedule your consultation today.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. Large and heavy breasts can often cause a lack of confidence and self-esteem. They can also cause health problems that can effect daily life. During breast reduction surgery fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts, resulting in smaller breasts. A breast reduction can help increase patient comfort and improve the breast size in proportion to the body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Most women who are in good health and are unhappy with the size of their breasts make potentially good candidates for a breast reduction. The ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is a woman with oversized breasts that cause:
- Medical problems
- Low self-esteem
- Physical discomfort
- Emotional discomfort
- Limited physical activity
A woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding may not be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Be sure to be open and honest with Dr. Lipton during your consultation to help determine whether this procedure is right for you.
Benefits of a Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure where excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed from large breasts. Benefits of reduction mammoplasty include:
- Reducing health problems caused by large breasts
- Quick recovery time
- Balancing the appearance of breasts
- Improving self-esteem
- Improving hygiene
The best way to ensure satisfactory results is to have realistic expectations. Women who do not plan on having more children often combine this procedure with a breast lift and liposuction. Be sure to tell Dr. Lipton about your personal goals to ensure that this procedure will benefit you.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
The length of the breast reduction procedure depends on the technique Dr. Liption uses. Typically the surgery takes 2 to 5 hours to perform. Reduction mammaplasty is performed under general anesthesia.
The surgical incisions are identical to a breast lift. However, during a reduction a significant amount of breast tissue is removed in addition to the skin. There are three types of incisions for breast augmentation:
- Two rings one larger than the other, around the areola
- A keyhole shape, around the areola and down to the breast crease
- An anchor shape, beginning in the breast crease, and extending up to and around the areola.
This procedure almost never requires removal of the nipple, and in most cases sensation and function remain intact. Sometimes, Dr. Lipton can use liposuction to remove fat from the breasts.
Breast Reduction Recovery
After breast reduction surgery, patients may experience soreness, swelling and bruising for several days. Dr. Lipton will remove the bandages after 2 days, and then replace them with a surgical bra. Patients can return to work within 1 week, although some patients may need up to 2 weeks. Patients should postpone any physical activity for 1 month.
Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery
While breast reduction is considered to be a safe procedure, no surgical procedure is without its associated risks. Most common risks of reduction mammoplasty include:
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Loss of sensation
- Inability to breastfeed
You can reduce these risks by following the instructions provided by Dr. Lipton. These risks will be discussed in your pre-surgery consultations.
Will Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?
Medical insurance can cover breast reduction surgery if medically necessary. Depending on the insurance provider, there may be eligibility factors.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on breast reduction procedure, contact our office today at 972.420.0023 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Lewisville and surrounding areas in Texas.