Breast Reduction San Antonio
Breast reduction surgery is an excellent option for our San Antonio patients whose breasts feel or look disproportionately large. Dr. Constance Barone has performed hundreds of breast reductions and has the expertise to provide each of her patients with beautiful results. Many women suffer from pain, discomfort, and embarrassment as a result of having overly large breasts. At our facility serving all of South Texas, including San Antonio and Austin, breast reduction surgery can not only alleviate some of negative effects of an excessively large bust, it can provide a new contour and proportion to your body frame.
Reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, is a surgical procedure designed to remove fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the breasts. A breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola (the dark-pigmented area around the nipple). Patients considering breast reduction often suffer from a variety of conditions brought on by overly large breasts, including:
- Pain in the back, neck, and shoulders
- Skeletal deformities
- Excessive sagging of the breasts
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Bra-strap indentations
- Breathing problems
Overly large breasts can also make it difficult to wear certain clothing, and make a woman feel self-conscious or embarrassed about her appearance. Dr. Constance Barone is committed to helping you achieve smaller, re-contoured breasts that are better proportioned to your body frame. Breast reduction can be combined with other procedures, such as abdominoplasty or liposuction, to provide an even more complete body makeover.
Breast Reduction Candidates
Candidates for breast reduction are typically those patients who seek physical relief from the effects of overly large breasts. Women who intend to breastfeed are not good candidates for the procedure. Breast reduction is only recommended for patients whose breasts have fully developed, although there can be exceptions made for patients who are experiencing serious physical discomfort. Patients should have realistic expectations about the results of breast reduction surgery, and discuss their goals in detail with Dr. Barone at the initial consultation.
Please contact our Austin-area plastic surgery center for more information on candidacy for the procedure.
Breast Reduction Risks
There are always risks associated with any type of surgery, and breast reduction surgery is no different. Some of the risks involved with breast reduction include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Asymmetrical breasts post-surgery
- Uneven nipple height
- Numbness of breast or nipple
- Loss of the ability to breastfeed
- Hematoma (collection of blood under the skin)
- Excessive scarring
Although there are a number of risks involved with the procedure, Dr. Constance Barone is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who is known the world over for her successful and pioneering work in the field of breast surgery. She and her staff make every effort to minimize any risks or complications that can arise. Patients can do their part to reduce the risks of breast reduction surgery by closely following all pre- and post-operative guidelines.
Contact Our Austin-area Breast Reduction Surgeon
For more information on breast reduction from our plastic surgeon, please contact Dr. Constance Barone today. At our practice, patients can have breast reduction surgery to attain significant relief from the physical and emotional effects of overly large breasts.
“Rating our experience with a perfect score is not enough. The care and attention we received from Dr. Barone and her team was as close to perfection as one can ask for.” Jacqueline W.