Breast Reduction in Plano, TX
If you’re looking for breast reduction in Plano, Frisco, or the greater Dallas metro area, visit Dr. Wilcox at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. As a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, he can help you make your aesthetic goals a reality!
How Can I Benefit From Breast Reduction?
Women with very large breasts can suffer from many problems, both medical and emotional. Because of the extra weight associated with large breasts, many women suffer from pain in their neck, shoulders, or back and can also have issues with circulation and breathing. Long-term issues can include skeletal deformities. Many women also feel very self-conscious regarding the size of their breasts in proportion to the size of their bodies, which can lead to lasting body image issues.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address these issues. Through the removal of excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue, the patient’s breasts can be made smaller and more in proportion to the rest of their body. It is common during a breast reduction to reduce the size of the areola.
The overall goal of a breast reduction is to make life more comfortable for women with large breasts by reducing the risk and pain associated with them, and by making the breasts more proportional to the person’s body size. All of these goals are instrumental in helping to improve any issues of self-consciousness.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Generally, good candidates for breast reduction are interested in having the procedure performed for reasons related to discomfort or pain, and not necessarily for cosmetic reasons. Women who elect to have this procedure do so because the size of their breasts is either causing them ongoing pain or is interfering with normal day-to-day activities. Women whose breasts have fully developed and who are not planning on breastfeeding are usually the perfect candidates for this procedure and will experience the greatest benefits from it.
In extreme cases, this procedure can be performed on individuals whose breasts may not be fully developed, although this is usually a last case scenario.
Before The Procedure
Before your breast reduction surgery, you will meet with Dr. Wilcox to discuss the procedure and the personal variables that will impact your surgery, such as your age, the condition of your skin, and the size and shape of your breasts. Dr. Wilcox will talk about the surgery in detail and help you to understand the potential outcome, any risks, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Because some insurance companies will cover breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessarily, you will want to make sure to discuss this with Dr. Wilcox to make sure that all required paperwork and information is gathered and taken care of prior to the surgery.
Although there are variations in the techniques used in a breast reduction procedure, the most common involves creating an “anchor” shaped incision, which circles the areola. This incision will extend downward, following the natural curvature of the breast. At this point, excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue are removed, and the nipple and areola are moved to their new position. The last step is to bring down the remaining skin around the areola, where it is re-attached.
After The Procedure
Following your breast reduction, you will be placed in a surgical bra over the top of a gauze dressing. Additionally, a small tube may be inserted into each breast in order to drain off blood and fluids. This tube will normally only be required for the first few days.
During the first few days following your breast reduction, you will most likely experience some amount of pain. This should fade quickly, although some patients experience a certain degree of discomfort for a week or two. After your bandages are removed – generally a day or two after surgery – you will need to wear a surgical bra constantly for several weeks. Approximately one to three weeks after surgery, your stitches will be removed, and you will be able to return to work and resume most normal activities.
Prior to, as well as post-surgery, we will help you to determine when you can return to your normal lifestyle. Dr. Wilcox will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding your procedure and your recovery.
What is the Cost of a Breast Reduction in Plano?
The cost of a breast reduction depends on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve optimum results. The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas accepts CareCredit as a financing option.
When you choose to undergo breast reduction, finding the right physician is crucial to the success of your procedure. Dr. Wilcox of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas offers highly qualified services to residents and visitors in the Plano, TX and Frisco, TX areas, as well as the communities surrounding Dallas.
We offer the highest level of patient care available by customizing each treatment plan for the patient’s unique needs and concerns, and Dr. Wilcox’s record of success speaks for itself. Our clients love their new aesthetics, self-confidence, and outlook on life!
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