Walter D Gracia, MD, PA
Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Fort Worth, TX
If you feel as though your breasts are excessively large or heavy, a breast reduction can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Breast reductions are an area of expertise for Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, in Fort Worth, Texas. When you’re ready to explore this plastic surgery option in greater detail, call the office or book a one-on-one consultation online today.
Breast Reduction Q&A
Why do women seek breast reduction surgery?
Every woman has a unique set of reasons to pursue breast reduction. For some, large or heavy breasts have felt like a burden since puberty and the goal is to achieve a more streamlined profile. Others have seen changes in their breast tissue after motherhood, weight gain, or other experiences and simply want to return to a previous breast size.
Many women with large or heavy breasts live with ongoing head, back, and neck pain. Bra straps can dig into the tissues of your shoulder, and clothing often fits poorly. You may even feel self-conscious about your appearance.
The decision to seek breast reduction surgery is a personal one. There is no motivating factor that is more or less valid than another. Dr. Gracia and his team share a dedication to providing top-quality care to all patients and are here to help you achieve your surgical goals.
How is breast reduction surgery performed?
Most breast reduction procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries, so you can return home the same day. You’ll be sedated throughout your surgery, and numbing medication will prevent you from feeling a thing.
Dr. Gracia creates incisions to gain access to your breast tissue. He carefully removes the correct volume of tissue to refine the size and shape of your breasts. Your nipple and areola may also need to be reshaped and repositioned to align with your new breast shape.
Once he’s pleased with the results, Dr. Gracia removes any excess skin, taking care to place your incision lines where any scarring will be less noticeable. There are several incisions options to choose from and you’ll discuss these during your consultation.
What is the recovery process like after breast reduction?
You’ll experience some swelling and discomfort in the days after your procedure. Dr. Gracia will prescribe medication to reduce pain and you’ll soon rely solely on over-the-counter pain medications.
There will be limits on the type of physical activity you can perform as you move through the healing process. Lifting heavy objects and vigorous exercise is prohibited in the initial stages.
It takes a few weeks for the swelling to fully subside and for the incisions to begin healing. At this point, you’ll see the results and begin to enjoy firmer, lighter, and more shapely breasts.
Learn more about breast reduction during a one-on-one consultation with Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA. Online scheduling is available or you can always call the office to set up a visit.