Breast Reduction

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Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is performed to reduce the size and weight of large and pendulous breasts, and to improve the shape of the breasts.

 

Common problems with enlarged breasts may include back pain, neck pain, difficulty exercising, bra strap grooving of the shoulders, as well as discomfort and rashes underneath the breasts. In addition to the physical problems associated with enlarged breasts, patients may be unhappy with the size of their breasts and their negative impact on appearance and self- image.

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts while reshaping the breast contour and position. Patients will often experience significant improvement or complete resolution of their painful symptoms, and an improved body image and self esteem.

Breast surgery may be covered by insurance to alleviate shoulder and neck pain, rashes under the breasts, inability to exercise, and limitations in daily activity due to the weight and size of the breasts.

Reduction mammoplasty can be done on either an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay, and most operations take around four hours.

 

Recovery

Postoperative pain following breast reduction surgery is typically well controlled using oral pain prescriptions.  Patients typically plan for approximately a week of rest and down time after completing surgery, then two more weeks of somewhat restricted activity.  Usually one can return to work after a week.  Patients wear a supportive postoperative bra for approximately four weeks in order to allow for proper healing and the best outcome.  Sutures are all dissolvable, and if drains are necessary, they are usually in for two or three days.  The final breast shape and size is settled about four to five months after surgery.

 

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Next Steps

Call 972-981-7144 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerner, or email us.

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New boobies measured at Nordstrom, 1 month post-op

Got measured at Nordstrom yesterday. 34DDD for now, little bit is swelling remains. PS predicted final size of 36D (similar to 34DD) so I'm close! I was a swished in 34DDD back in my 20s and early 30s, but let me tell ya, they looked nothing like these!!! SO happy!!!

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2019-07-17T16:08:27-05:00

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Patient | via RealSelf.com

Got measured at Nordstrom yesterday. 34DDD for now, little bit is swelling remains. PS predicted final size of 36D (similar to 34DD) so I'm close! I was a swished in 34DDD back in my 20s and early 30s, but let me tell ya, they looked nothing like these!!! SO happy!!!

I honestly cannot believe I was carrying that much weight around.

I developed at a really young age - about 9 or 10. The people around me made me feel so uncomfortable and awkward about my body. Ever seen Carrie where the mom called her breasts dirty pillows"? That's what I felt like being sexualized so young . I even think a family member called them that once (jokingly). I had very large pendulous breasts since high school, very hard to find bras, had severe back pain, shoulder groves, and even shortness of breath especially during exercise from the weight alone (Didn't help my asthma any). My breasts have always drawn far too much attention. Friends and strangers wanting to play with them, comment on them. Getting all sorts of cat calls mostly from nasty old men. I couldn't go to the grocery store without stares. Recently I was at the mall and a group of teens walked by. One of the boys in the group muttered "look at them overgrown a** [RS bleep]!" This has been a common occurrence in my life. It was time to get surgery. I was horrified at the idea but my mom pushed me so hard to and I realized it was a necessity. Several consultations later, I found a great PS. I was upset that the only available day to get the operation was right before Christmas and my birthday because we met our insurance deductible and it had to be done by the end of the year to be covered. But I knew it had to be done and will be well worth it. Not sure about grams per side but had 9 lbs. in total removed and still a nice D cup. I honestly cannot believe I was carrying that much weight around.

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Patient | via RealSelf.com

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2019-07-17T16:17:09-05:00

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Patient | via RealSelf.com

I developed at a really young age - about 9 or 10. The people around me made me feel so uncomfortable and awkward about my body. Ever seen Carrie where the mom called her breasts dirty pillows"? That's what I felt like being sexualized so young . I even think a family member called them that once (jokingly). I had very large pendulous breasts since high school, very hard to find bras, had severe back pain, shoulder groves, and even shortness of breath especially during exercise from the weight alone (Didn't help my asthma any). My breasts have always drawn far too much attention. Friends and strangers wanting to play with them, comment on them. Getting all sorts of cat calls mostly from nasty old men. I couldn't go to the grocery store without stares. Recently I was at the mall and a group of teens walked by. One of the boys in the group muttered "look at them overgrown a** [RS bleep]!" This has been a common occurrence in my life. It was time to get surgery. I was horrified at the idea but my mom pushed me so hard to and I realized it was a necessity. Several consultations later, I found a great PS. I was upset that the only available day to get the operation was right before Christmas and my birthday because we met our insurance deductible and it had to be done by the end of the year to be covered. But I knew it had to be done and will be well worth it. Not sure about grams per side but had 9 lbs. in total removed and still a nice D cup. I honestly cannot believe I was carrying that much weight around.

My breast reduction is the best thing ever!

Hard to believe it's been 4 months since my BR! Best thing ever!!! No neck or shoulder pain whatsoever! Blessed with a very easy recovery and no complications! Dr Kerner's work was fantastic! Bought my first strapless bra (36DD) to wear with halter maxi dress and got SO many compliments, felt awesome! Still lots of work to do on shaping up the rest of me, but all in good time! Cheers to all my boobie sisters out there!

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Patient | via RealSelf.com

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2019-07-17T15:59:50-05:00

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Patient | via RealSelf.com

Hard to believe it's been 4 months since my BR! Best thing ever!!! No neck or shoulder pain whatsoever! Blessed with a very easy recovery and no complications! Dr Kerner's work was fantastic! Bought my first strapless bra (36DD) to wear with halter maxi dress and got SO many compliments, felt awesome! Still lots of work to do on shaping up the rest of me, but all in good time! Cheers to all my boobie sisters out there!

Loving my boobies and enjoyed not being remotely self conscious at the beach!!!

Hard to believe its been 10 weeks! Loving my boobies and enjoyed not being remotely self conscious at the beach!!! Ended up buying 4 colors of the Cheyenne bras, not cheap but fit me like a glove (34DDD and slimming) and SO soft! I am blessed to have had a very easy recovery! No complications really at all, Dr Kerner did great work! Could not be happier! Posting some pics, Happy July 4th all, God Bless America!

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breast reduction plastic surgery plano tx dallas tx
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2019-07-17T16:04:37-05:00

Plastic Surgery Patient  |  via RealSelf.com

Hard to believe its been 10 weeks! Loving my boobies and enjoyed not being remotely self conscious at the beach!!! Ended up buying 4 colors of the Cheyenne bras, not cheap but fit me like a glove (34DDD and slimming) and SO soft! I am blessed to have had a very easy recovery! No complications really at all, Dr Kerner did great work! Could not be happier! Posting some pics, Happy July 4th all, God Bless America!
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