Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size of large pendulous breasts that are disproportionate to a woman’s size and weight. Often, these women have a variety of medical concerns, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, shoulder pain, indentions from bra straps and restricted physical activity.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
- Women who have large pendulous breasts and who are seeking relief from physical discomfort
- Healthy individuals who do not smoke and who have a safe BMI (Body Mass Index)
Breast Reduction Results Gallery
Please take a moment to review our before and after pictures of past patients, and imagine how Dr. Nakamura can give you the look you’ve been looking for!
Individual Results May Vary
Your Consultation Visit
During your consultation, we will talk about the surgery so that you will have a good understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations about the results. We will also discuss the risks and limitations and, of course, any questions or concerns. I will examine and measure your breasts, take photographs for reference during your surgery, and discuss with you your health history and any current medications you are taking to make certain that this procedure can be executed safely. Some insurance companies will cover this procedure if it is medically necessary and meets their requirements. If you have checked your policy and are pursuing this surgery under the guidelines of your policy, we also will send a “predetermination letter” to your insurance company.
During your breast reduction procedure, we reduce the size, shape, and position of your breasts by surgical removal of breast fat, tissue, and skin. Your nipples and areola are repositioned, and if necessary, we also reduce the size of the enlarged areola (which results from the skin stretching over a period of time).
Breast reduction is done under general anesthesia either here at our fully accredited surgery center or at an out-patient facility chosen within the guidelines of your insurance provider.
Dr. Nakamura and his staff are wonderful. Everyone is very professional and the office setting is peaceful and welcoming.
Post-surgical discomfort may linger for a couple of days after surgery. Medication will help with any discomfort. The day after surgery, we will remove your dressings, and you will be released in a surgical bra, which you should continue to wear. Most of your sutures will be internal ones that dissolve, but occasionally, a few sutures will need to be removed one week after surgery. Most women return to work in seven to 10 days, but minor fatigue may persist a few weeks after your surgery. More details and instructions on your post-op care will be provided, and we will determine when you can return to normal activities during your post-op visit with us.
At Accent On You, we take pride in delivering the utmost quality of care with a personalized approach. Our patients in Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas receive nothing but the most comprehensive information on the procedures we perform because we believe that an informed decision is the best decision. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nakamura to discuss your aesthetic goals and learn more about the services provided by Accent On You.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need a breast reduction?
If youre unhappy with the size of your breasts, have negative symptoms such as chronic pain or shoulder grooves from bra straps, or find it uncomfortable to perform certain activities, you might benefit from a breast reduction procedure.
Does insurance pay for breast reduction?
In some cases, health insurance might cover some of the costs of a breast reduction when its the best option for alleviating medical symptoms such as pain or discomfort.