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Breast reduction for women

Women whose naturally large breasts cause pain or problems can feel socially isolated. If your breasts are large enough to cause discomfort, you may want to consider breast reduction with on eo four San Antonio plastic surgeons. This common surgical procedure makes breasts smaller and lighter, which can significantly reduce pain and discomfort.

Who’s a Good Candidate For Breast Reduction Surgery?

Symptomatic macromastia (overly large breasts) is the primary indication for breast reduction. This condition can limit your ability to participate in sports and activities. It can also make you feel very self-conscious about your body shape. Benefits of having breast reduction surgery include:

  • reduced back and neck pain caused by large breasts
  • reduction of skin rashes beneath the breasts
  • eliminating the need to buy specially sized bras, and correcting breast asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other.

What to Expect During My Breast Reduction Treatment

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. The surgery can be performed using liposuction, or by an incision in the breast in order to remove tissue. Liposuction leads to fewer scars, but is suitable only for a minor reduction in breast size. To perform a larger reduction, Dr. Ortegon will make an anchor-shaped incision in your breast around your areola. The doctor will remove excess breast tissue and skin, while elevating the breasts for a more youthful appearance. The doctor will elevate the nipple-areola on your smaller breasts, and then close the incisions.

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Breast Reduction Results

Following your breast reduction surgery, you should rest and follow instructions provided by Dr. Ortegon. Pain medication will be needed to help manage post-operative discomfort. You may also need to care for your incisions and surgical drains.

During a follow-up visit your sutures will be removed. A special bra is provided, which will need to be worn for several weeks after your breast reduction procedure. During your consultation, one of our plastic sugreons will tell you what to expect during recovery, including when you can lift heavy objects, exercise, and return to work following surgery. You may experience swelling, but you will see the results right away. You should feel the reduced weight of your breasts immediately. Breast reduction surgery leaves scars, and most patients find that the scars fade and flatten significantly in about one year. These scars will not show under a bra or swimsuit.

*Individual results may vary

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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