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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the volume and size of the breasts. Large, overly heavy breasts can lead to numerous cosmetic and functional issues, such as back pain, neck pain, an inability to participate in physical exercises, and an inability to find suitable clothing. A breast reduction in Dallas involves strategically removing excess glandular tissues from the breasts to make them look smaller. Liposuction may also remove excess fat cells from the breasts to improve the contours.

Goals of Breast Reduction Include:

  • Reduce the size and volume of the breasts
  • Make the breasts look more symmetrical
  • Make the breasts look more proportionate to the body
  • Reduce back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
  • Improve overall body contours and shape
  • Allow you to engage in physical exercise without discomfort
  • Make it easy to find clothes that fit well
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence

Dr. Chiodo’s Breast Reduction Technique

Dr. Chiodo performs a personalized breast reduction surgery after a thorough evaluation. He asks about your goals and why you’re exploring breast reduction, examines your breasts and anatomy, and reviews your medical history. Based on your goals and concerns, he determines the ideal surgical technique, which includes selecting the appropriate incision style, determining how much breast tissues need to be removed, and whether you need liposuction.

Dr. Chiodo performs breast reduction in Dallas under general anesthesia in a cutting-edge operating room. Liposuction might be enough to produce the desired results if you need to decrease the breast volume by a small amount. Dr. Chiodo will make a small incision to insert a specialized hollow cannula into your breast tissues. The cannula will suction away excess fat cells from your breast and reduce the size of your breasts.

Most patients need more extensive surgeries than liposuction. Overly large breasts sag because of the effects of age, weight, and gravity, leading to sagging skin, so your surgery also needs to remove excess skin tissues. The surgeon makes a small incision around the areola or along the crease of the breast, following which he removes excess skin and glandular tissues. After removing excess skin and glandular tissues, he sutures the incisions.

Candidates for Breast Reduction:

  • Have excessively large, asymmetrical, or disproportionate breasts
  • Experience chronic pain, headaches, and skin irritation because of heavy breasts
  • Want to achieve more manageable and well-proportioned breasts
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Can take around two weeks off work and other responsibilities to recover

To learn if a breast reduction in Dallas can help you, contact us today for a consultation. 

Recovery After Breast Reduction

You will experience some swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness, and discomfort on your breasts for a few days — that’s perfectly normal. You will have to wear a compression garment or surgical bra for a few weeks to reduce swelling and optimize healing. You must also sleep in an elevated position and avoid applying pressure on the breasts. Most patients can resume daily activities and work after a week, but heavy lifting and strenuous workouts must be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

Breast Reduction FAQs

What are the potential risks and complications of breast reduction?

While breast reduction can relieve physical discomfort and improve body proportions, it carries potential risks like infection, scarring, loss of sensation, and complications related to anesthesia. Most of these risks are common for all surgeries. Dr. Chiodo takes all available precautions and provides detailed aftercare guidelines to mitigate these risks.

Will breast reduction surgery leave visible scars?

Yes, breast reduction surgery does leave scars. The scars can vary in size and location, depending on the surgical technique. If the incision is made around the areola, the scar may be almost invisible. But in other cases, the scar may extend vertically down the breast and sometimes horizontally under the breast crease. However, Dr. Chiodo uses advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring and provides aftercare guidelines to promote scar healing.

Can breast reduction surgery improve physical discomfort associated with large breasts?

Absolutely. Breast reduction surgery can significantly alleviate physical discomfort like back pain, neck strain, and grooves on the shoulders from bra straps caused by the downward pressure of heavy breasts. Patients often experience improved comfort, better posture, and increased mobility post-surgery.

What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift surgery?

Breast reduction focuses on reducing breast size by removing excess tissue, making breasts smaller and lighter. In contrast, breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, reshapes and lifts sagging breasts but doesn’t reduce size. The choice depends on your specific goals.

How long do the results of breast reduction surgery typically last?

The results of breast reduction surgery are generally long-lasting. However, factors like aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can impact breast shape and size over time.

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Dr. Michael Chiodo is a highly-skilled and renowned plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgeries of the breast. He provides the highest level of aesthetic plastic surgery to local and international clients in an exclusive private location with cutting-edge operating rooms. He also offers concierge-style service, ensuring his patients feel emotionally supported through every step of the breast surgery process. Please schedule an appointment to explore options for breast reduction in Dallas.

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