Breast Reduction Surgery in Austin

What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, which in turn makes them smaller, firmer and lighter. The main goal of a breast reduction is to lessen the size and weight of the breasts so that the patient is more comfortable and her breasts are more in proportion with the rest of her body. Uncomfortably large breasts can cause pain and back problems, so the procedure is usually performed for physical relief rather that cosmetic enhancement. A breast reduction in Austin by Dr. Crawford can have great physical benefits as well as nice cosmetic results. For a breast reduction consultation, please fill out the form at the top of the page.

Good Candidates for Breast Reduction

If you are interested in a breast reduction, it's important to know if you qualify for the procedure. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if you have one or more of the following:

  • Breasts that are disproportionately large for your body
  • One breast that is noticeably larger than the other
  • Heavy breasts that cause hunching over and back or neck pain
  • Skin irritation under the breasts
  • Indentations on your shoulders from bra straps
  • Restriction of physical activity because of large breast size
  • Risks, Results and Recovery

    Risks: Noticeable, permanent scars (poor healing and wider scars are more common among smokers) are possible; also, slightly mismatched breasts, unevenly positioned nipples, and possible loss of feeling in nipples or breasts. Since breast reduction surgery removes most of the milk ducts leading to the nipples, future breast-feeding may not be possible.

    Recovery: It may take 6 months to a year for breasts to settle into their new shape, but swelling and bruising will disappear in the first few weeks. The breasts may ache for a couple of weeks, and the patient should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for 3 to 4 weeks. Back to work (if not too strenuous) and social activities: about 2 weeks.

    Results are permanent and can be sensitive to hormonal shifts, weight changes, and pregnancy.

    Breast Reduction Costs

    Breast reductions normally cost between $3,000-$4,000, but you will discuss the potential cost of your breast reduction in Austin with Dr. Crawford during your consultation. Please contact us or fill out the form to learn more.

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