Austin Plastic Surgery Institute's board-certified plastic surgeons offer breast reduction surgery that can accommodate all patient cases. With advances in medicine and surgical technique, breast surgery procedures are now safer than ever. Once you visit our Austin, TX office for a consultation, we will fully discuss breast reduction procedure specifics, your medical history, and answer all of your questions. Once a physical exam has also been completed, we will determine if you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Provided below are common reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery:
- Regular backaches
- Neck aches
- Stasis ulcers
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin irritation from bra straps
- Numbness of the breasts
- General dislike of breast size
Austin PSI’s breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. In turn, breasts are smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). The goal of this procedure is to give the patient a smaller breast size that is in proportion with the rest of their body. Furthermore, we aim to meet your exact request in regards to aesthetics. Breast reduction surgery is usually performed for physical relief versus cosmetic improvement.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"65 Year Old Male Got Breast Reduction - Austin, TX - Great Staff, and caring professional Doctor. Highly recommended"- D. / RealSelf / Feb 19, 2015
"Breast Reduction - Austin, TX - Dr. Haydon is a wonderful and patient doctor. I trust his knowledge and experience."- K. / RealSelf / Aug 22, 2016
"52 Yr. Old, 38G, Austin Tx - I cannot express how pleased I am with Dr. Haydon his staff and his work which I am happy to show off every chance I get!I loved my results and it's only getting better. Would choose him again without hesitation.Thanks Dr.!! My initial consultation with the PS went well. I've been on the PS band wagon for a long time so I knew what to expect. He and his staff were personable yet very professional. I was very comfortable.ISince the initial consultation and surgery I have been so pleased with the outcome. I had my follow-up and was well taken care of. Nurse Wanda was wonderful. She took her time and answered all of my questions. Dr. Haydon did visit with me as well which spoke volume. He was pleased with the progress! I have another appointment in a few days to have the dressing changed. He made sure he was available to see me again. If you're considering a procedure please consider Dr. Haydon. You won't be disappointed! He and his entire staff will take excellent care of you!!"- N. / RealSelf / Sep 26, 2016
"Awesome! - I had my breast reduction a year ago, and I'm quite happy with the results! I had no complications, and the entire process went by smoothly. Dr. Haydon (and everyone else in the office!) was very friendly, easy to talk to, and informative. He always answered all of my questions before I even asked them. I would certainly recommend him to anyone searching for a surgeon!"- S. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2017
"I cannot say enough about my amazing experience with Dr. Wilder and his staff. I had a breast reduction and lift last December and the results were beyond what I could have hoped for. I feel physically and psychologically like a new person. I can now wear sun dresses, tank tops, and strapless dresses. I can get into a bathing suit without feeling self conscious or embarrassed. Dr. Wilder is a wonderful surgeon and my recovery was fast with minimal scarring. His assistant Trish is great and walked me through the whole process. I would recommend Austin Plastic Surgery Institute to any considering a cosmetic procedure."- J.G. / Yelp / Apr 01, 2017
During breast reduction surgery, surgeon skill is important. In addition to minimizing scarring, there will be a focus on maintaining a healthy blood supply to the nipple areola complex. This is essential because once the nipple and areola are repositioned, blood vessels will work to reestablish blood flow in order to prevent discoloration of the nipple and loss of feeling. Excess breast tissue is generally removed through a liposuction method and loose skin will also be surgically removed.
An “anchor” incision is one of the most commonly used techniques during this surgery. During this approach, an incision is made around the areola, which extends down to follow the natural curve and crease of the breast. It is also referred to as a vertical “T”. Once the breast is resized and reshaped, the nipple and areola will be repositioned and then the lift will be performed so the breast sits higher on the chest. The incisions will generally include absorbable stitches on the inside of the breast. There are variations to this incision pattern that can be used depending on breast size and aesthetic goals.
A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes about 2-4 hours to complete. During surgery, a training tube may be placed to control bleeding and swelling. For the first several weeks, patients will be directed to wear a surgical bra or compression garment. Most patients are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, and may begin exercising by 4-6 weeks. The visible results of a breast reduction will be immediate. However, it may take 6 months or longer for nipple sensitivity to return.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
Breast Reduction FAQs
The results following breast reduction surgery should remain the same as long as a significant amount of weight gain does not occur. The natural aging process and gravity will, over time, change the laxity of a woman’s breast, but the size should remain steady if there is not a pregnancy or weight gain that follows.
One of the drawbacks to having excessively large breasts is an enlarged areola (the slightly darker area surrounding the nipple). Thankfully, breast reduction surgery corrects this. Since the incision occurs around the areola, it is a relatively simple technique to trim away the desired amount of areola and reshape it into a smaller size so it looks proportional with the new breast size and shape.
Average Reduction Size?
This varies depending on the patient’s aesthetic and physical goals. After breast reduction surgery, it is common to go down a complete cup size, if not two.