Breast Reduction Procedures Offered in Fort Worth, TX
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Breast reduction surgery in Fort Worth is a procedure in which oversized breasts are made smaller. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is among the most common cosmetic surgery procedures undergone by women.
Large breasts can cause chronic shoulder, neck, and back pain. They can make exercise and daily activities difficult, uncomfortable, and painful. Breast reduction surgery has improved the mental and physical health of numerous patients.
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“had a Breast Lift/Reduction. Because of Dr. Strock and his Grade A staff my life has changed for the better. I was sent to Dr. Strock by way of recommendation from two of his patients that had extensive work done. I would highly recommend Dr. Strock. In the future if I seek any cosmetic work, you know Strock and his team is where I will go. I feel beautiful again. Thank you!!”
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
You may be a good candidate for this surgery if:
- Your breast proportions don’t match your body.
- One of your breasts is larger than the other.
- You are in constant physical discomfort due to back, neck, and shoulder problems.
- You are in good overall health.
- You have realistic expectations.
What to Expect During a Breast Reduction Consultation
If you want to get a breast reduction, you will first need to be evaluated by Dr. Strock during a consultation. The evaluation will include a breast exam, mammograms, a full medical history, and lab tests. Dr. Strock will go over the details of the procedure, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have.
Once the surgery is scheduled, you will need to stop taking specific medications to reduce the chance of bleeding. You will also have to stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery to reduce the risk of necrosis and other possible complications.
Breast reduction surgery is performed by Dr. Strock under general anesthesia. Dr. Strock will mark the areas where the incisions are to be made. This will depend on the amount of fat, skin, and/or glandular breast tissue to be removed.
The largest amount of tissue can be removed with the anchor incision, also called the inverted-T incision. A moderate amount can be removed with the lollipop incision, and a smaller amount can be removed using the donut incision.
After the chosen incisions are made, excess tissues are removed to reshape the breasts. The nipples and areolae may need to be resized and repositioned. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.
What Is Involved in Post-Operative Care?
Once the surgery is done, the breasts are wrapped in bandages. Small tubes may be inserted to drain fluid and reduce swelling. Pain medication will be prescribed.
Full recovery from breast reduction surgery can take up to a month. During recovery, it will be very important to follow Dr. Strock’s post-surgical care instructions. As part of the recovery process, you should not shower until drainage tubes have been removed. It is best to have help for a few days, as you may not be able to lift your arms and do regular activities.
You will need to wear a support bra for six to eight weeks after surgery to help with support and to minimize swelling. You should not lift weights or take part in other physically taxing activities, since they can stretch the pectoral muscles and make the sutures split.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
When considering procedures like breast reduction, cost must be taken into account. The price of reduction mammoplasty is based on the amount of tissue being removed, the techniques being utilized, overall procedure time, and many other factors. Because this procedure is corrective, it is often covered by health insurance providers.