Breast Reduction in Dallas is a surgical procedure typically performed to reduce disproportionately large and/or sagging breasts. This procedure also reduces the size of the areola (the dark, pink skin surrounding the nipple), which frequently becomes enlarged as the breast develops. Breast reduction may not only improve the aesthetics of the breasts, but it dramatically alleviates discomfort associated with large breasts, including back pain and shoulder grooving. During your initial consultation, Dr. Azouz will help you determine your new breasts’ ideal size and provide information about your customized procedure so that you are prepared every step of the way. Dr. Azouz will demonstrate how different cup sizes will appear on your chest during your physical examination. Request your breast reduction consultation by calling at (972) 702-8888.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Candidates for breast reduction are those who suffer physical or emotional discomforts from overly large breasts. This can be due to naturally large breasts, or breasts that have increased in size due to a previous pregnancy and breastfeeding. Those who decide to opt for a breast reduction often report back, neck, and shoulder pain from having the weight of their breasts on their chest. Some also experience discomfort during physical activity and find it difficult to find clothes that fit right. A breast reduction can also relieve emotional discomfort by increasing patient comfort and confidence. Ideal candidates should be in good health with realistic expectations for their results. Breast Reduction surgery can also be combined with other plastic surgery procedures for a Mommy Makeover. Men suffering from overly large breasts, or gynecomastia, should consider Male Breast Reduction.
Breast Reduction Benefits
Breast reduction surgery can have many benefits. Common benefits of breast reduction surgery include decreased physical pain. Neck and back pain can improve with breast reduction surgery. Shoulder strap grooving can also be improved. Although the physical benefits are great all on their own, you will also have an improved feminine figure.
How Breast Reduction is Performed in Dallas
Breast reduction surgery is performed as a same-day surgery, where patients return home shortly after the procedure is completed. There are many new techniques to achieve an aesthetic breast reduction, and the best option for you will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Azouz. New and improved methods achieve smaller, lifted breasts with minimal scarring and a quicker recovery period. Breast reduction incisions will be made where they can be easily concealed such as under the breast crease and around the areola. In some cases, liposuction techniques are used if excess fat is causing overly large breasts. In each case of breast reduction surgery, Dr. Azouz shapes and reduces underlying breast tissue, removes excess skin, and repositions the nipple and areola for a more natural appearance. Breast lift techniques are also used to raise the breasts to a more natural, perky position.
Why is liposuction often critical to providing the best breast reduction?
Liposuction removes lateral and axillary breast tissue and therefore provides a more sculpted and round look. Dr. Azouz sees many patients who have had breast reductions performed by other Doctors and seek revision breast reduction surgery. Often when liposuction is not performed during the original breast reduction it can leave the breast to appear boxy and misshapen. Liposuction techniques remove bra fat and lateral breast tissue which can also assist in providing a more tapered silhouette. This also assists patients in fitting to tops and bras more easily. Many patients report that after a breast reduction or breast lift by Dr. Azouz they are able to go braless which is something had never been able to do previously.
Anesthesia for Breast Reduction
The anesthesia used for a breast reduction with Dr. Azouz is local and sedation, so the patient does not feel any discomfort during the process. Patients report that there is decreased postoperative grogginess, decreased nausea, and better control over their pain.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Most patients return to work within 7 to 10 days following the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, Dr. Azouz will provide specific aftercare instructions, including how to care for your breasts. You will be scheduled for follow-up appointments to ensure that you are healing properly.
Combination of a Breast Reduction surgery with other plastic surgeries in Dallas
Combining a breast reduction in Dallas with an abdominal procedure is referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.” Besides, breast reduction surgery can be combined with a multitude of other procedures:
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Drainless tummy tuck
- Liposuction: neck, abdominal, later chest wall, thighs, legs, and calves
- Brazilian butt lift
- Breast augmentation
- Fat grafting (fat transfer)
- Removal of breast implants
- Arm lift (brachioplasty)
Breast Reduction Cost
The cost of a cosmetic breast reduction varies according to the exact procedure being performed. The cost is determined by patient factors including overall health, smoking status, size of the breast, number of areas requiring liposuction, and size of reduction desired. Some patients require a mini breast lift combined with a breast reduction, while others require a “full breast lift.” Dr. Azouz will determine the cost of a breast reduction through history and physical examination. Insurance coverage is possible through different insurance carriers but is highly variable. Some insurance carriers deem breast reduction to be a non-covered procedure and it is therefore important to review your policy with your insurance company. After examination, Dr. Azouz will inform about the financing options available for his patients.
Breast Reduction Results
The results of a breast reduction are visible shortly after your breast reduction surgery. You will be able to see a reduction in the size, improvement of the nipple placement, and a more symmetric full breast. With Breast Reduction in Dallas, the results are long-lasting and will relieve you from the back pain and shoulder grooving you may have experienced before surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you are experiencing emotional or health complications due to your overly large breasts, Breast Reduction may be a good option for you. A consultation with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will help determine your candidacy for a breast reduction. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery online today to schedule your appointment or by calling (972) 702-8888. Find relief from your pendulous breasts and return to an active, comfortable lifestyle as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
After a breast reduction, you may experience some fluctuation in size due to factors like weight gain or pregnancy and breast feeding. However, the breasts should remain smaller than before your breast reduction surgery due to permanently removed breast tissue. A breast lift is also performed at the time of a breast reduction. A breast lift (mastopexy) places the nipple at a more cosmetic position and a nipple reduction can be performed at the same time as a breast lift.
Breast size will affect weight somewhat. Many patients find that they lose weight after breast reduction because it is easier for them to exercise. However, weight loss is not the primary reason for breast reduction surgery.
You should avoid drinking alcohol for at least five days after your breast reduction surgery. As long as you are taking pain medication, do not drink alcohol. Alcohol is also a vasodilator and can contribute to increased bruising during a breast lift or nipple reduction.
If a breast reduction is considered medically necessary, insurance may in some cases cover the procedure or some of its costs. Physical symptoms and the volume of tissue to be removed are important factors. Consult Dr. Azouz’s office as well as your insurance company to see if your insurance company has coverage for breast reductions.
Some numbness or loss of sensation immediately after surgery is normal. Patients may or may not regain sensation after their breast reduction. Dr. Azouz uses specialized techniques to protect the nerves during a breast reduction, lift or nipple reduction. Some numbness or loss of sensation immediately after surgery is normal. Patients may or may not regain sensation after their breast reduction. Dr. Azouz uses specialized techniques to protect the nerves during a breast reduction, lift or nipple reduction.
Weight gain can increase breast size. Before your breast reduction, it is best to be at a stable and healthy weight.
You may lose weight after breast reduction due to the removed tissue. Many patients also find that it is easier for them to lose weight after surgery because it is easier for them to exercise. Improving the sagging of breasts during a reduction or lift can also make it easier to exercise.
Some patients do choose a second breast reduction if their initial results were not satisfactory. Some others have skin laxity or find their breasts have deflated after pregnancy. This procedure may be considered a revision breast reduction.
Losing weight through a healthy diet and exercise can help reduce the size of your breasts. Otherwise, a breast reduction surgery may be necessary.
Some signs you may benefit from a breast reduction include symptoms like back, neck, or shoulder pain, chafing, or poor posture. Breast reduction candidates may also struggle with finding clothes that fit properly or exercising. Some women simply want a modest reduction and just want smaller breasts than they have.
Breast reduction surgery is generally not painful. Most patients are able to return to work the week after surgery.
The breasts do not generally grow back after a breast reduction. The breast size can fluctuate after surgery with changes in weight.
Extremely large breasts can be caused by hormonal imbalance, weight gain, and genetics.
There is no perfect or best size breast. Breast size is ideal depending on a patients desires and body build. That being said, the most popular breast size is a full C or small to mid D for many patients.
Breast size is inherited in the vast majority of cases and runs in families. Weight gain and hormones also play a role in enlarged breasts.
Cup size is variable according to bra company. In general, a patient with a D cup bra will fit into eight D cup bras and 2 C cup bras.
Like any surgical procedure, there are possible side effects to consider, such as infection, scarring, altered nipple sensation, and trouble nursing. Selecting a skilled and knowledgeable board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Azouz is essential to reducing these risks.
Incisions are placed to reduce visible scarring. Generally, scars will fade with time and can be concealed by bras or swimsuits.
Breast Reduction Patient Review for Dr. Azouz
“After seeing multiple doctors for consultations for breast reduction/lift, we ultimately decided that Dr. Azouz was hands down the best, and we have NO regrets! Him and his team were amazing, and the results even better! Other doctors pushed me to get implants and warned that there is a high probability that I would loose feeling in my nipples. Dr. Azouz gave me the exact results I wanted, without implants and no loss of feeling at all. He is hands down the best!!!”