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Breast Reduction in San Antonio, TX

When Less is More!

San Antonio Breast Reduction Surgery by Dr. Ramon Garza III

A woman’s breasts intimately impact her health, comfort, and self-image. Just as some women seek breast enhancement, others—for a variety of reasons—wish to reduce the size of their breasts. State-of-the-art plastic surgery performed by an elite-level surgeon can change women’s lives for the better.

Dr. Garza at Garza Plastic Surgery is one such physician providing an exceptional treatment experience and results with a San Antonio breast reduction. Dr. Garza combines advanced training and technical skill with a deep personal commitment to advancing his patients’ health, happiness, and quality of life.

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Better-Balanced Breasts

What is Breast Reduction?

Known medically as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction procedures are designed to remove excess breast fat, tissue, and skin. The goals include treating medical issues related to large breast size while achieving proportionality with a woman’s body type and size.

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What can Breast Reduction do?

Breast reduction offers a broad range of benefits that range from aesthetic to functional for patients with excess breast tissue.

Reasons for and benefits of breast reduction

Breast reduction can often improve a variety of conditions, desires, and issues related to breast size, including:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Diminished self-image
  • Skin irritation or rashes under the breasts
  • Wardrobe concerns
  • Aesthetic enhancement

Women who undergo breast reduction often achieve better posture, which lessens strain on joints. As you become more comfortable, you will also become more active, elevating your physical and emotional health. Many San Antonio breast reduction patients report decreases in anxiety and depression.

How does breast reduction work?

Breast reduction can be achieved through surgical removal of tissue, liposuction, or a combination of the two. Procedures are usually performed in a hospital or outpatient facility and typically takes two to three hours.

Breast Reduction at Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery

As a physician, Dr. Garza’s goal is always to improve his patients’ quality and enjoyment of life. He has seen the significant positive impact that breast reduction can frequently achieve and is highly trained to maximize those benefits with beautiful aesthetic results. Successful treatment starts with open and thorough communication. Dr. Garza looks forward to guiding you through your personalized treatment, beginning with your private consultation.

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An optimally successful and enjoyable breast reduction experience relies on your surgeon's skill, empathy, and expertise. The first step to achieving your ideal results is choosing the right surgeon.

Selecting the right doctor for your breast reduction

is the most critical decision you will make to maximize the benefits of your breast reduction. Insist on a board-certified American Society of Plastic Surgeons member, and use your consultation to assess your confidence and comfort level with any surgeon you are considering.

Patient Experience

Dr. Garza is an excellent listener and will take all the time needed to answer your questions about any part of your procedure, including preparation and recovery. Come with a complete list of questions and concerns, and expect to receive full, clear, and straightforward answers.

Your Personalized Treatment

Breast Reduction Preparation and Procedure

Before your procedure, make sure you have filled all of your recovery prescriptions. Also, stock and organize the post-procedure supplies you may need. For a specified period before and after your procedure, your doctor may instruct you to interrupt use of supplements and medications—such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatories—that could cause excessive bleeding. You may also need to have a mammogram prior to your breast reduction.

Incision patterns for your breast reduction

Several different techniques have been developed for breast reduction surgery. The technique selected depends on a patient’s natural breast anatomy, the desired outcome, and the type and amount of tissue to be removed.

Patients seeking a moderate reduction in breast size and have noticeable sagging are often good candidates for a “vertical” breast reduction, which utilizes two incision sites: one is around the edge of the areola, and a second incision that runs vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease beneath the breast.

Another technique called the “inverted T or “anchor incisions” involves three incisions: one around the edge of the areola, one from the areola to the breast crease, and a third incision along the crease under the breast. Surgeons often select this approach for women who desire a more significant breast size reduction.

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After Your Procedure

Breast Reduction Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

Most breast reductions can be performed as an outpatient procedure, although in some cases, an overnight stay in the hospital may be required. You can resume eating light foods later on the day of your surgery, and you can start showering again the following day.

You should plan to take a week or more away from school or work. Make sure to keep all follow-up appointments, such as may be needed for the removal of bandages and stitches. Most patients need to wait about a month before resuming strenuous activity.

Maintaining Your Breast Reduction Results

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While you will immediately see a reduction in breast size, it will take a few months for your swelling to completely resolve. Remember that while your results may be considered “permanent,” your breast size and shape may change as you age, and that large fluctuations in body weight can also alter your appearance. Surveys consistently reflect that breast reduction has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any elective surgery.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

All surgical procedures create scarring, but breast reduction surgery scars fade over time. Plus, Dr. Garza is very adept at using small and minimal incisions and placing them in places that are discreet and virtually unnoticeable.

While many patients report no difficulty, some respondents say their surgery has interfered with breastfeeding. Discuss fully with Dr. Garza during your consultation.

While you can have the procedure at any age, it is usually best to wait until your breasts are fully developed so as to avoid the need for additional surgery later.

Diet and exercise can sometimes help to reduce chest fat.

It may, if your procedure is performed to address medical conditions and issues. Dr. Garza and his team will be happy to help you file the necessary paperwork to determine if you are eligible for insurance benefits.

Generally, to qualify for breast reduction San Antonio patients need simply be women who are in good general health. But some people may not be good candidates, including:

  • People with bleeding disorders
  • Smokers
  • Women with a personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Heart disease patients
  • Diabetics
  • Women who are currently lactating
  • . For men, the general procedure of reducing breasts is called gynecomastia surgery, and is covered at the link.

    Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery in San Antonio Today

    For a truly exceptional San Antonio plastic surgery experience, begin your journey by scheduling your private consultation with Dr. Ramon Garza III. With unwavering precision and a compassionate heart, Dr. Garza can help you live a life of beauty and confidence.

    540 Madison Oak Dr, Suite 240, San Antonio, TX 78258