Many of our clients complain about heavy breasts that cause unbearable upper back, shoulder, and neck pain and impede them from their daily activities. For this reason, many women approach us about obtaining a breast reduction in San Antonio.
Our clinic is staffed by some of the most skilled plastic surgeons in the nation. Together, we will help you design the ideal breast reduction strategy to help you achieve improved comfort and breast satisfaction. If you would like to learn more about this breast procedure, call our office today.
What Is a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery in San Antonio is designed to reduce breast tissue and reposition the nipple-areolar complex to a more aesthetic position. Formally known as a reduction mammoplasty, the breast reduction surgery precisely and carefully removes skin, fat, and tissue from the breasts. It can make a patient feel more comfortable, as excess breast tissue can result in pain that prevents them from completing their daily and physical activities.
Initial Consultation for a Breast Reduction
During your initial consultation for your breast reduction, our San Antonio medical team will assess if you are the ideal candidate for the procedure. During this consultation, our skilled plastic surgeons in San Antonio will review your needs and design the optimal breast reduction surgical strategy to help you reach your aesthetic and medical goals.
Our team will also thoroughly review the pre-and post-operative instructions for breast reduction surgery. This is the ideal time to ask any questions about your breast reduction procedure to our expert medical team–we are happy to help.
Am I the Ideal Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
During your initial consultation for your breast reduction surgery, our medical team will assess if you are a good candidate for the procedure. However, the following guidelines are crucial to keep in mind. The ideal candidate in San Antonio for breast reduction surgery should be:
- In good physical, mental, and emotional health, with no uncontrolled chronic diseases
- Ideally, a non-smoker or willing to temporarily abstain from smoking and nicotine use
- Willing to follow a healthy diet and active lifestyle after surgery
If you are not a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, our surgeons can recommend alternative treatments to help you achieve your goals.
What Can I Expect During My Breast Reduction Procedure?
During the breast reduction, our team will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Our team customizes a breast reduction surgical strategy for each patient but generally, one of our surgeons makes careful incisions around the areola and within the fold of the breast through an anchor type incision pattern to remove excess tissue from the breasts and re-position the nipple-areola complex accordingly. Then, your surgeon will remove any excess skin while tightening the remaining skin. Our team makes every effort to ensure incisions are carefully concealed and the resulting scarring is minimal. You will achieve smaller, more proportionate, and more comfortable breasts.
Recovery After a Breast Reduction
Before your procedure, you will be given a full list of instructions that you should follow to ensure a smooth and pleasant recovery. As you will not be able to drive following your procedure, be sure to arrange for a ride home from the clinic from a trusted friend or family member.
For the first six weeks following your breast reduction procedure, your San Antonio surgeon recommends avoiding vigorous exercise or movement. For the first two weeks (or as directed by our expert medical team), avoid lifting your arms or working out your chest muscles in any manner. Our medical team advises you to support your recovery with a healthy, balanced diet and an active lifestyle.
Restore Your Comfort With a Breast Reduction in San Antonio
Whether you need a breast reduction for cosmetic or medical reasons; we can help. Our exceptional plastic surgeons are masters in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including breast reduction. Relief is just a phone call away. Reach out to our clinic to schedule an appointment for your breast reduction in San Antonio.