Breast Reduction in Austin
A breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola – the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal of this procedure is to give the patient smaller breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of her body. Breast reduction in Austin is usually performed for physical relief versus cosmetic improvement.
2 to 4 hours.
Possible bleeding, infection or reaction to the anesthesia. Some patients develop small sores around the nipples after the procedure, but they can be treated with antibiotic creams.
Breast Reconstruction 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.
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.
Results of Breast Reconstruction in Austin
The results are permanent and sensitive to hormonal shifts, weight changes, and pregnancy.
To learn more about breast reduction in Austin at APSI, please contact us and schedule your consultation with one of our highly-trained cosmetic surgeons. Call (512) 327-3773 today or click on the "Schedule Consultation" button at the top of this page.
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