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.
Ideal Candidates for 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
"I hope my previous review still shows. I just want to say that it's been almost 2 years since my saline breast implants surgery. In a little over 3 months it will be 2 years since my breast explantation (having implants removed). Wonderful news (Dr. Kasden knew), less than a month after breast explantation, I found out I was pregnant. We didn't find out the gender of this baby (Baby #3), we kept it a surprise until birth. I worried about breastfeeding and the health of the baby since I went through two major surgeries within less than a year of due date. My second son, he's a boy was born in March and is very healthy. He's almost 1 years old and I'm still breastfeeding. Everything works just fine and I feel great. I want to let everyone know that it takes time to heal, it takes time for your body to heal. For me, it felt awkward throughout my pregnancy and even when I first started breastfeeding. I just would wonder sometimes, 'is everything ok?' Keep praying and stay in the WORD and you will make it and be just fine. I'm happy that I healed well and I'm doing fine and I've been blessed with another child. I hope all is going well Dr. Kasden, Take Care and God Bless!"- L.L. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2018
"I met Dr. Kasden over 15 years ago when I was searching for a plastic surgeon to perform an ear lobe repair. After reading many reviews on surgeons, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kasden. From the moment I met him, I found him to be very thorough, professional, knowledgeable, as well as, warm, engaging, and genuine. As time went on I decided to have a few other procedures that would help combat the results of aging. Again, I was very thorough in my quest to find a plastic surgeon that would meet my desired outcome. Each time I compared the results from other doctors on my desired procedures and always found Dr. Kasden to have the most knowledge and the best results. His prices were also very competitive and the time he took with me on the consultations was far more than any other surgeon gave me. No procedure was too small or too large for him to accommodate. Over these past several years I have scheduled a handful of procedures with Dr. Kasden. With each procedure he took the time to explain exactly what I should expect and was very realistic and honest in his explanations. With each procedure, I felt that I was truly watched over and cared for in a personal and professional way. The care that he and his staff gave me each time, made me feel like I was a part of their family and Dr. Kasden's bedside manner is amazing. He understands and takes time to help you through the entire process from start to finish. Recently, I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck with Dr. Kasden. I can only say that my results were incredible. My breast look great and the size is perfect for me. I feel like a new person and I am so confident now in my new appearance. Several of my best friends have commented how natural and beautiful my breast look now, even stating that my outcome is the best they have ever seen. I also love how my stomach looks. The sagging skin is gone and my stomach is flat again. I don't feel my age or look my age and I owe it to Dr. Kasden. He is truly amazing at what he does and I am thrilled with the results of both procedures! Dr. Kasden is a true professional and cares very much for each of his patients. The quality of his work and the quality of Dr. Kasden as a professional and a person has given me complete trust in him for any of my future medical cosmetic needs. Each procedure Dr. Kasden performed for me has gone smoothly and each outcome has exceeded my expectations. At this point I would simply not use any other surgeon. The choice is clear for me, I will always choose Dr. Scott Kasden. Extremely Happy Patient!"- T.G. / Yelp / Mar 29, 2016
"I was searching to get my replacement breast augmentation(due to age of implants-which is normal if you follow the guidelines) I went to 3 different Dr's to have a consultation since my last procedure was 15 yrs ago. 2 of the Dr's had me in/out within 10 min and did not really explain much. Dr. Kasden took time to go over the procedure, process, what to expect etc. He was very detailed and to the point. I had the procedure and was very happy with the outcome. Dr Kasden is a perfectionist and no persons body is perfect, but he did what he needed to to make my outcome look wonderful. I was also impressed with the follow up from Dr. Kasden and the women in his office. They are very attentive and helpful with any questions I had prior to and after the procedure. We own a gym and I have had many of our members compliment me and ask for Dr. Kasden's contact information. I am very pleased and would definitely trust and recommend Dr. Kasden to close friends and relatives. (all 3 Dr's quoted the same price)"- L.B. / Yelp / Nov 30, 2015
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Dr. Kasden and his staff were absolutely AMAZING! I had a breast Augmentation and I could not have had a better doctor. He listened to exactly what I wanted to have done and gave me the best results! Everyone was so helpful, if I had questions or concerns I could call and Dr. Kasden would call back personally! I would highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 07, 2013
"50 and fabulous - I have been seeing Dr. Kasden since 2001 after having 3 botched breast augmentation from previous doctors. I swear I would never enter another plastic surgeons office again unfortunately an implant popped, and I was forced to have another breastfeeding augmentation. Needless to say I was quite apprehensive but after doing a lot of research and reading a ton of reviews I chose to go to Dr. Kasden. I can remember being so scared and nervous when I walked in n the door, but by the time I left there I was feeling so much more comfortable with the whole procedure. Well that was 15 years ago, and over the years I have continued to see him n for numerous things. Most recently I turned 50, and all you ladies nearing 50 you know what I'm talking about. I just felt like I needed a little rejuvenation! I had a breast 'pick me up' and a mini face lift, and I must say my breast look great and my face looks beautiful.... but the best thing of all is that Dr. Kasden made me quit smoking before he would do the surgeries. It's been nearly 5 weeks now and I can finally say I am a non smoker after 30 years. So I'm 50 and feeling better than ever. I owe all that to Dr. Kasden and his amazing staff. They all make you feel like you're the most important person. I would recommend him to anyone whose wanting to not only look better but feel better about themselves."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 23, 2016
Surgical Technique for Breast Reduction
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 from Breast Reduction Surgery
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 for Breast Reduction Surgery
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.
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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life with Breast Reduction Surgery
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.
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