Breast Reduction Southlake
Women with extremely large, pendulous breasts can experience various physical and emotional struggles. Physically, their breasts often cause severe back and neck pain, breathing problems, sleep disruption, rashes and a reduced range of motion. Emotionally, these women may find themselves upset or depressed as a result of unwanted attention or derisive comments. For women seeking relief from such consequences of excessively large breasts, Dr. Bledsoe performs the breast reduction procedure at local outpatient surgical center or local outpatient hospital facilities in Grapevine, Tx.
With breast reduction surgery, Dr. Bledsoe, a board-certified Texas plastic surgeon, is able to help large-breasted women achieve a more proportionate and comfortable body shape. Women who undergo breast reduction often discover that they not only get relief from pain and discomfort, but also experience increased levels of energy and ease of motion, allowing them to take part in activities they may have previously passed up. In short, breast reduction surgery can have a truly transformative effect on a woman’s life.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Breast Reduction in Grapevine / Southlake?
The best candidates for breast reduction are women who are experiencing physical or emotional symptoms as a result of their excessively large breasts. While it is generally best to wait until the breasts have finished maturing to have breast reduction surgery, the procedure is performed on teenagers as young as 15 who are suffering the physical and emotional effects of very large breasts.
Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction Surgery
Because excessively large breasts can cause serious physical problems, breast reduction is often considered a medically necessary surgery rather than a strictly cosmetic procedure. For this reason, health insurance plans often cover part or all of the procedure. If you are considering a breast reduction procedure, consult with Dr. Bledsoe or your insurance provider regarding the possibility of coverage.
The Breast Reduction Procedure in Grapevine & Southlake
Dr. Bledsoe performs the breast reduction procedure at his outpatient surgical center or at a local hospital. The procedure typically takes four to six hours to complete and is performed using general anesthesia. To perform the procedure, Dr. Bledsoe makes an “anchor incision.” The incision encircles the areola, extending above it, proceeds straight down from below the nipple to the bottom of the breast, and follows the natural crease beneath the breast in both directions. In some patients, a shorter scar or vertical scar technique may be used. Next, Dr. Bledsoe removes excess skin, tissue and fat, moves the areola and nipple to a higher position, and sutures the incision closed.
In most cases, the nipples remain attached to the nerves and blood vessels, so nipple sensation is not lost. However, in cases of extremely large breasts, the nipples may need to be disconnected from the underlying tissue and reattached, resulting in a loss of sensation.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
Dr. Bledsoe’s Southlake / Grapevine breast reduction patients will experience swelling, bruising and soreness following surgery, all of which can be controlled with the use of dressings and medications. Patients should wear a surgical bra for several days and refrain from strenuous activity for three to four weeks following surgery. All stitches are buried under the skin, requiring no special care; they dissolve in two to three months.
Following their recovery, Grapevine / Southlake breast reduction patients will have breasts that are smaller, lighter and more proportionate to their body size and shape. Painful symptoms will abate, and embarrassing, uncomfortable social situations will be a thing of the past. The patient will find that her body more closely matches the person she feels she is on the inside.
Dr. Bledsoe is proud to assist Grapevine and Southlake, TX, women with extremely large breasts find relief from their symptoms and feel more comfortable in their own bodies. In addition to breast reduction, he offers other procedures to help patients achieve a more proportionate breast appearance, including breast lift and male breast reduction. He also provides silicone and saline breast implants to help breast augmentation Grapevine and Southlake patients enhance the size and shape of their bustlines.