About Breast Reduction Surgery
Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social setbacks for women. In addition, extremely large breasts not only create confidence issues and embarrassment, but also back pain, neck pain, shoulder notching and infections under the breasts. Our Dallas, TX practice, Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery, has helped women regain their confidence and resume a robust and active lifestyle through a cosmetic breast reduction or functional breast reduction. This plastic surgery procedure, performed by board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Thornwell Parker and Kevin Hanz, reduces excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. It also reconstructs the size of the areola and nipple and repositions them so they appear normal with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is incorporated to provide a tighter and healthier appearance.
If you suffer from heavy and overly large breasts that interfere with daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the body you want. This surgery is ideal for women who deal with frustration and worry or are not able to lead an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. Moreover, if you have ongoing skin issues as well as back pain, neck pain, shoulder notching and infections under the breasts, this surgery can greatly diminish many of these annoyances. It is important patients are at a stable weight, and find a skillful surgeon who understands their concerns and goals and has the training to produce a normal and natural appearance.
"All the staff was very professional."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 12, 2017
"This review is well overdue, but now you can be certain I am certain of my results! My skin wasn't horrid, but as it turns out, it needed work. I would get the usual lady cycle breakouts (even at 31) and the occasional pimple here and there. It would take 2-3 weeks to clear up. Who has time for that?! And then I was introduced to Felicia. Felicia put me on a ZO regimen in July. It took about a month for my skin texture to change. I did not even know that was a thing! My skin texture was smoother, brighter, and tighter! The compliments were rolling in!Fast forward to 6-7 months in, and if I may be self indulgent, am in love with my face. I always secretly wanted to be able to walk out of the house with no makeup (always sunscreen!) and look fantastic. With Felicia's guidance, I have been able to achieve that goal. My makeup consists of a tube of mascara, as I am confident enough not to hide behind foundation, CC cream, etc. It wasn't an overnight change, there are days where my face is itchy, there have been series of days of constant peeling and redness. However, I stuck with it, Felicia was a constant support, and I am so thankful I did."- R.B. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2018
"One of the most talented plastic surgeons. Dr Hanz is truly a miracle worker. Cosmetic surgery skills are amazing. He recently performed a very difficult hand surgery for my father in law. Amazing results. Highly recommend."- S.L. / Facebook / Feb 22, 2018
"Always a great result - I've received Botox treatments from Dr. Hanz and it always looks natural and I receive many compliments. Very happy with my care... Im contemplating other treatments and I wouldn't go anywhere else. His bedside manner is very pleasant as well.."- C. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2018
"Breast Implant Removal and Liposuction - The staff at Elevate was amazing from scheduling my consultation down to the actual procedure. I had two separate procedures performed by Dr. Hanz the first one being a breast implant removal and the second one was liposuction. Dr. Hanz and his staff were very helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns. My continued care after the procedures has been substantial as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Hanz and his staff for any of your cosmetic needs."- H. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2018
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed with IV sedation anesthesia, and occasionally under only local anesthesia with some oral medication. The time frame for the surgery is dependent upon many factors, including the incision type, the overall surgical technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The nipple and areola repositioning is another factor. Often, liposuction is incorporated for tissue and fat reduction to decrease the breast size or the wings of the breast that extend into the armpits. At the time of the initial consultation at Elevate, all of these factors are addressed. The topic of scars from the incision is also carefully discussed as it is common to have long scars after breast reductions. However, modern methods have led to a significant improvement in the quality of scarring. Depending on the difficulty of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin pulled and lifted. Occasionally, for small cosmetic reductions an incision hidden around the areola can be utilized for the entire procedure.
What to Expect
After surgery, our patients will be observed closely in our private recovery room and then sent home to heal. Occasionally a thin tube for draining is inserted near the surgical site to assist with swelling. A medical sports bra will be worn for several days that will increase blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally settle into position and the post-op effects will dissipate. Most of our Elevate patients remark they feel more weightless and lighter and more confident. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you so desire and feel excited with your new appearance. Remember, it is important to adhere to a healthy body weight so the results are not compromised.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,500 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Our Elevate team has assisted countless women to allow them to reclaim their health and enjoy a more robust life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your first visit, we will talk through all of the options for your desired outcome and develop a custom surgical plan to fit your needs. We welcome you to call our practice to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.