Breast Reduction
Midland, TX

 

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts.

Are you considering a breast reduction procedure?

Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Patients with macromastia may experience physical discomfort resulting from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform common physical activities. Along with the physical ailments of macromastia, some patients may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems as a result of their large breasts.

By removing excess breast tissue, fat, and sagging, stretched skin, a cosmetic surgeon can not only make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer, but also improve breast symmetry and eliminate sagging.


Breast Reduction Surgery

Surgery planning begins with an overall evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. This evaluation minimizes possible surgical risks. A complete history of all health disorders, medications, and allergies will be considered in pre-operative screening prior to surgery. While we cover the entire process in its entirety during your consultations the following is a brief explanation of what to expect during and after your procedure:

  • General Anesthetic
    Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, performed under deep sedation by a certified nurse anesthetist or certified nurse practitioner and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. An incision, approximately 4 to 5cm long, may be made in the crease of the underside of the breast, the armpit or lower edge of the areola.
  • Reducing The Breast
    The incisions are made around the nipple-areola complex and possibly in the crease under the breast in an inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern. Underlying breast tissue is reduced in volume, lifted, and reshaped. For extremely large, pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast. Excess breast skin is removed.
  • Closing Your Incisions
    Following the surgery you will have stitches (these will be dissolvable) in place, covered with a dressing and a post-surgical bra. After one week the bra may be replaced by a standard sports bra. Normal bras and bathing suits may be worn after approximately two weeks.
  • Recovery
    Sleep or rest with your head slightly elevated, avoiding sleeping on your side. Keep your arms close to your body, and avoid lifting weights until allowed by your surgeon. Do not drive for at least 2 days after your surgery, and do not exercise until approved by your surgeon usually 4-6 weeks.

Should You Consider Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of the breast. A heavy breast can be the source of significant problems, such as upper back and neck pain. Breast reduction surgery is a reliable way to relieve these symptoms. Because of this, breast reductions have one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of all plastic and reconstructive cosmetic procedures.

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To learn more about breast reduction or to schedule an appointment with our experts, please call at (432) 689-6300.

*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose.  However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.

 
 

Are you considering a breast reduction procedure?

Before breast reduction disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Patients with macromastia may experience physical discomfort resulting from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform common physical activities. Along with the physical ailments of macromastia, some patients may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems as a result of their large breasts.

With breast reduction by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and sagging skin, a cosmetic surgeon can not only make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer, but also improve breast symmetry and eliminate sagging.

 
 

Breast Reduction Surgery


Breast reduction surgery planning begins with an overall evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. This evaluation minimizes possible surgical risks. A complete history of all health disorders, medications, and allergies will be considered in pre-operative screening prior to surgery. While we cover the entire process during your consultations the following is a brief explanation of what to expect during and after your breast reduction:

General Anesthetic
Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, performed under deep sedation by a certified nurse anesthetist or certified nurse practitioner and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. An incision, approximately 4 to 5cm long, may be made in the crease of the underside of the breast, the armpit or lower edge of the areola.

Reducing The Breast
During breast reduction surgery the incisions are made around the nipple-areola complex and possibly in the crease under the breast in an inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern. Underlying breast tissue is reduced in volume, lifted, and reshaped. For extremely large, pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast. Excess breast skin is also removed.

Closing Your Incisions
Following the breast reduction surgery you will have stitches (dissolvable) in place, covered with a dressing and a post-surgical bra. After one week of the breast reduction the bra may be replaced by a standard sports bra. Normal bras and bathing suits may be worn after approximately two weeks.

Recovery
After the breast reduction sleep or rest with your head slightly elevated, and avoid sleeping on your side. Keep your arms close to your body, and avoid lifting weights and exercise until cleared by your surgeon(4-6 weeks). Do not drive for at least 2 days after your breast reduction surgery.

 

Should You Consider Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of the breast. A heavy breast can be the source of significant problems, such as upper back and neck pain. Breast reduction surgery is a reliable way to relieve these symptoms. Because of this, breast reductions have one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of all plastic and reconstructive cosmetic procedures.

To learn more about breast reduction or to schedule an appointment with our experts, please call at (432) 689-6300.

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*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose.  However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.

 
 

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