About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can cause social and functional challenges for women. Overly large and unbalanced breasts can create self-image issues and embarrassment, as well as pain in both the neck and back. Dr. Scott Kasden is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Southlake, TX who has helped countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic surgery at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts for a smaller, more balanced size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and repositions them so they look natural with your new breast size. In some cases, a breast lift is also performed to give a tighter and youthful appearance. To learn more, contact our office in Southlake to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kasden about breast reduction surgery.
If you have extremely large and heavy breasts that get in the way of daily life, breast reduction surgery may be a good option to attain a smaller, more comfortable shape. This surgery is an effective procedure for women who constantly worry or cannot lead an active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also suffer from ongoing skin inflammations or irritations (as well as neck pain), this surgery can reduce these annoyances. It is important to be at a healthy weight and to select an experienced surgeon like Dr. Kasden who can produce a natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Excellent experience - I had a breast reduction performed by Dr. Kasden two years ago and the experience was more than I ever expected. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Dr. Kasden always made me feel comfortable and made time to discuss my concerns. I was able to follow up with him after the procedure with any thing I felt uncomfortable about through his office staff and via his email address on his website. I would recommend Dr. Kasden to any of my friends and family members."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 03, 2013
"Medically Necessary Breast Reduction - Fort Worth, TX - Honest down to earth. Was upfront with procedure risks, complications and long term care."- C. / RealSelf / Nov 10, 2015
"Breast reduction at 51 - Excellent. Dr. Kasden really took into consideration the proportion of my body, and my desire for a breast reduction that would fit my frame. He was very attentive, and explained everything. He is a recognized amateur photographer as a hobby, and I believe it shows that he has extreme attention to detail, proportions, and artistry. These qualities translate well into a plastic surgeon."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 23, 2018
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment that is performed with general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is dependent upon a variety of factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and finally, the degree of reduction. The nipple and areola repositioning will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is required for fat removal to decrease the breast size. During the consultation, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Kasden. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be used. The breast tissue will be removed, and the remaining tissue and skin will be tightened.
What to Expect
After surgery, you will be observed closely in a recovery area and then released to continue your recovery at home. A draining tube will most likely be placed near the surgical site to help control swelling and bleeding. A medical sports bra should be worn for several days to improve blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. In about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-op effects will disappear. The majority of patients remark they feel relieved, lighter, and more self-assured. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident about your new shape. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not negatively impacted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be discussed with Dr. Kasden during your consultation. Once he has developed your personal treatment plan, it will be easier to estimate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Breast reduction surgery often causes a significant improvement in a patient's life, so our team will help you find low-interest medical financing to help make your treatment affordable. We can also help you work with your health insurance company to see if they will cover some of your costs.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance may cover part of the cost of breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, tell Dr. Kasden so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should also talk to your insurance company to find out if your specific policy may cover the surgery and what they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements like your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. If a large amount of breast tissue and skin are being removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved. Dr. Kasden will choose a technique like the anchor incision so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. All of these options will be discussed during your consultation before Dr. Kasden helps you decide on the best treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Kasden recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before having breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you should do after to ensure you are happy with your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Kasden has helped countless women reclaim their health for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your first visit to his office, Dr. Kasden will discuss all of the options to reach your desired outcome and create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We invite you to contact our practice in Southlake, TX to learn more about breast reduction surgery.