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Breast reduction surgery can dramatically improve the lives of women who suffer physical and emotional distress due to enlarged breasts. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daniela Atencio can perform a breast reduction in Austin to eliminate excess breast tissue and create shapelier breast contours.
Do you have breasts that give your body an asymmetrical appearance? Or does their large size contribute to significant neck, back, and shoulder pain? Having large breasts isn’t always the blessing many people think it is.
A lot of women find that having large breasts can be uncomfortable and can even make completing certain tasks difficult. Women dealing with such issues often consider breast reduction surgery as a way to alleviate these concerns.
What Is Breast Reduction?
It is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to reduce the size and change the shape of the breasts. It is commonly performed on women who feel that the size of their breasts is too big and wish to give their bodies a more symmetrical appearance that’s also more comfortable.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
The goal of the procedure is to decrease the volume of the breasts while improving their shape and lifting the nipples and areolas. In addition to the cosmetic benefits provided by the surgery, a breast reduction is also an excellent option for those who are dealing with bodily pains associated with large breasts.
The procedure is known to help women feel more comfortable in their bodies while they are enjoying all the things they love to do. Breast reduction patients often report improved self-confidence, relief from back and neck pain, and an overall higher quality of life as a result of this cosmetic surgery.
Candidates for Breast Reduction
Good candidates for breast reduction are women who have very large breasts and desire a reduction in size that will contribute to a more proportionate body. Ideal candidates may also desire a reduction to ease physical discomfort that makes performing certain activities a strain on the body.
The best candidates for the procedure are in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an assessment of your breasts and ask about your medical history to determine if a breast reduction is right for you. For some patients, a combination breast reduction and lift may be needed for optimal results.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
To begin the procedure, Daniela Atencio, MD, will administer an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. After it has taken effect, she will begin to make incisions around the areola. Through the incisions, she will isolate the breast tissue and remove the appropriate amount to achieve the desired look.
Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissue is redistributed to better fit the new contours of the breasts. During this process, Dr. Atencio can perform an areola reduction and/or reposition the nipples to better complement the newly formed breast contours.
Breast Reduction Recovery
After the procedure, you will experience some tenderness in the breast region, along with some bruising. It’s important that you avoid applying pressure to the area during this time to ensure the best results. You will be advised to sleep on your back while you heal.
You are expected to take some time off work to rest and relax as you recover. This includes avoiding strenuous physical activities as well.
Breast Reduction Cost
The cost of breast reduction surgery is determined by the extent of your procedure and the techniques required to achieve your desired outcome. Dr. Atencio will provide complete pricing details when reviewing your personalized treatment plan with you.
Contact Our Office
A breast reduction in Austin can be an excellent option for women who want to reduce the size of their breasts for both functional and cosmetic reasons. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, don’t hesitate to contact Daniela Atencio, MD, to schedule your informative consultation today.