Want breast reduction surgery in San Antonio? Mastopexy surgery is designed to correct oversized, large breasts, which can cause discomfort and even pain. Extremely large breasts can cause neck, back, shoulder and bra-strap pain due to the weight of the breasts. There is often sagging due to the weight of the breasts as well. Teenagers and young women often feel embarrassed and suffer from social problems due to the unwanted attention they receive. A breast reduction will move breasts to a more desirable position, resulting in smaller breasts and a more pleasing bust line.
Dr. Robert Young understands the emotional and physical discomfort that women with heavy, oversized breasts struggle with. Through breast reduction, he has helped hundreds of women rebuild their self-confidence and enjoy a better quality of life. If you are embarrassed or self-conscious of overly large breasts, Dr. Young would like to speak with you to discuss your breast reduction options.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is one of the most rewarding procedures Dr. Young performs, as the results can be life-changing. After breast reduction, chronic back, neck and shoulder pain disappear, allowing women to move comfortably and freely again. This motivates many women to lead more active lifestyles because they no longer have the weight of heavy breasts holding them back. Wardrobe options expand because clothes fit better over smaller and more proportionate breasts.
Psychologically, women experience a surge in self-confidence and overall wellbeing. They feel more confident in the appearance of their breasts and overall body. Anxiety substantially decreases as women are pleased to realize that they no longer attract unwanted attention because of enlarged breasts.
What Does Breast Reduction Entail?
A breast reduction removes both skin and breast tissue to greatly reduce the size of unwanted, large breasts. The nipple/areola is most often raised to a higher, natural-looking position, and the excess skin is removed from the lower breast. The option of combining breast reduction with lift surgery to treat breast sag can be discussed during your consultation.
Breast reduction leaves a scar around the areola, down the lower center of the breast and in the breast fold. Dr. Young uses the most precise techniques for minimal scarring and reduced recovery time. The incision scars usually fade significantly after several months to one year.
What Should You Expect from Recovery?
The initial recovery period for breast reduction is typically one to two weeks, depending on the extent of surgery and the patient’s personal healing progress. Details of your recovery will be discussed before your procedure.
Bed rest is key during the initial recovery period. Performing normal activities like bending, lifting and exercising too soon can strain the body and lead to serious complications. In addition, they can affect the physical appearance of your breasts and lead to undesirable results. Oral medication may be prescribed to ease post-op discomfort. You will also be instructed to wear a surgical bra 24 hours a day for a month or longer to support the healing breast tissues.
The final results of breast reduction will become visible several months after surgery. This is because it takes time for residual swelling to dissipate, and for the breasts to stabilize and fall into their final position.
Is Breast Reduction Covered by Health Insurance?
All surgeries performed in Dr. Young’s Surgery Center are cosmetic in nature and therefore are not covered by insurance.
Please contact our office to learn more about breast reduction surgery in San Antonio. Dr. Robert Young is an expert in breast augmentation, breast lifts and other related procedures, as well. If you are ready to make a change, please contact us today to schedule your consultation with our plastic surgeon so that you can discuss your options for a sexier, healthier body. We look forward to helping you achieve your personal cosmetic goals.