Breast Reduction in Dallas, TX

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What is a Breast Reduction?

Excessively large breasts can create social and functional issues for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can lead to self-image issues and embarrassment, as well as aches and pains. Dr. Kevin Hanz is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX who helps countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle without the worry and stress of large breasts through breast reduction surgery. This plastic surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin, redefining and reshaping the breasts to a smaller size. Breast reduction surgery also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they look natural with the new size.

Can I Get a Breast Reduction?

If you are challenged with excessively large breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to achieve the body you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who deal with stress and emotional anxiety or are not able to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. Additionally, if you have ongoing skin irritations or back or neck pain, breast reduction surgery can reduce these medical conditions. It's crucial that patients are at a healthy weight and choose a trained surgeon, like Dr. Hanz, who listens to their concerns and goals and has the knowledge and skill to produce a normal and natural appearance.

How Will You Perform My Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment and is conducted with general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on various factors. For most patients, liposuction is needed to reduce tissue and fat in order to decrease the breast size. During the private consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hanz will discuss all of these factors with you. The potential for scarring is also discussed as it is common to occur. However, modern methods have led to a significant decrease in overall scarring. Based on the intricacy of the reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated, then the remaining skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.

What Can I Expect After My Breast Reduction?

After surgery, you will be monitored closely in recovery and then sent home to begin the healing process. A draining tube will most likely be placed near your incision to help control bleeding. You will need to wear a compression bra for several days that will boost blood flow to the breasts during your initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-surgery effects will go away. Most of our patients at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery say they feel lighter and more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can buy the clothes you so desire and feel enthusiastic with your new appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be reviewed with Dr. Hanz in your consultation. Once he has developed your treatment plan, it is easier to estimate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Reduction surgery often causes a dramatic improvement in a patient's life so our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford. We can also help you work with your health insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your costs.

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Hanz so he can help with your claim. You should also talk to your provider to find out if your specific policy may cover the surgery and the information they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements, like your height, weight, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position during the surgery. If a large amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola area may need to be moved. Dr. Hanz will choose a technique, like the anchor incision, so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. Your options will be discussed in your consultation before Dr. Hanz helps you decide on the best treatment plan to meet your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery may affect breastfeeding. While some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your breast reduction will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Hanz suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before having breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with dramatic weight changes. This is why it's better to be at a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to ensure you are happy with your results.

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Dr. Hanz has helped countless women reclaim their health for a more engaging life with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hanz will discuss all of the options to attain your aesthetic desires and develop a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We invite you to call our practice in Dallas, TX to learn more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.

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