What is a Breast Reduction?
Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social issues for women. In addition, uneven and very large breasts can create self-confidence issues and embarrassment, as well as upper back, neck, and shoulder pain. Dr. Jeffrey Caruth in Plano, TX believes that breast reduction can help women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want. This surgery at Beyond Beautiful removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as excess tissue to reshape the breasts to a more compatible size. Breast reduction surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new breast size. In most situations, a breast lift is achieved to provide a more taut and youthful appearance.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction?
While breast augmentation remains very popular, many women struggle with the issues that overly large breasts can create. That's why Dr. Caruth offers breast reduction surgery in Plano, TX at Beyond Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery which provides both functional and aesthetic benefits to improve your look and quality of life, including:
- Surgery is personalized for your unique needs
- Reduces the size and weight of the breasts
- Lifts the breasts for a perkier look
- Improves breast shape and contour
- Balances body proportions
- Resizes large nipples
- Makes physical activity and exercise easier
- Relieves neck and back pain
- Reduces discomfort and chafing
- Boosts self-esteem and confidence
Do I qualify for a breast reduction?
If you suffer from excessively large breasts that interfere with daily life, breast reduction may be what you need to achieve the contour you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also have consistent skin problems (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can greatly diminish these medical conditions. It is crucial patients are at a stable weight. Dr. Jeffrey Caruth understands patients' concerns and goals.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had an awake breast augmentation a year ago and I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Caruth and his staff were very pleasant and professional. I have also had some Botox here and he was very honest to give me only what I needed. I definitely will be back. Just wanted to share my experience."- A.T. / Yelp / Dec 31, 2019
"The best! - I could not be happier with Dr. Jeff Caruth and his excellent staff. Over the last 5 years, I have experienced top notch professionalism, state of the art technology, meaningful discussions and outstanding results with all procedures. His skill and attention to detail are readily apparent with everything from Botox, all fillers, breast implants and Face Tight, all of which I have experienced. There are a multitude of other procedures he specializes in as well. When you aren't quite sure what you want, you can trust his honest perspective and insightful explanation of options and realistic outcomes. You are in excellent hands with this skilled surgeon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 21, 2019
"patient - The times I have been to Dr. Caruth's office, the wait was never more than 10 minutes. I had breast augmentation. He was very professional, explained the procedure and asked if I had questions. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Caruth and his staff were very prompt, explained everything in detail and ask me periodically if I was ok. I went back several times for check ups to make sure everything was healing properly. I have recently had another minor procedure which Dr. Caruth preformed. Everything went well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 09, 2016
"Satisfied - Dr.Caruth is very knowledgable and experience Doctor with a great personality. His staff is very friendly..I went in for a breast augmentation and another procedure. During the both surgeries they made me feel very comfortable. The outcome was great and I am healing Very Well .. I love my new size of my breast and everything else.. I feel like a model...Thanks to Dr. Caruth"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 25, 2016
"Dr. Caruth is the most patient doctor I've ever seen. I went in for two consults before finally doing breast augmentation surgery. I don't know why I waited so long. The awake surgery is definitely the way to go. That way you know what you are getting. It's a little uncomfortable, but those very few minutes of discomfort definitely outweigh the risks of anesthesia, being sick after, and the potential of not getting what you really want. It's hard to decide what size you want without knowing how much your body can comfortably accommodate. I thought i wanted slightly larger implants than I got, but had I been asleep for the procedure and the doctor put the 550 cc implants in that I selected during the fitting, I would have woke up in agony. I would have then been one of those women with a horrible experience to tell about, as I'm sure the pain would have lasted a good 4-5 days until the skin stretched a little and the swelling went down. I'm convinced the people who have those horrible experiences either had a doctor who was very rough while she was asleep, or they were trying to go with a larger implant than their body could comfortably accommodate on the first surgery. If you go with Dr. Caruth and his awake procedure, I'm sure neither of the above things could happen. He is very careful and since you are awake, he only fills you to your comfort level. And, you'll know when it's too much. You aren't so numb that you can't feel pressure. I went from a small C cup to a DD with just 450 cc's. We tried 500 and it just stretched me out so much it was painful. So, we backed it down and I'm thrilled with the results. If I decide to go bigger in the future, I certainly won't hesitate to go back in again. But, ladies, plan this in the winter months so you won't miss any bikini time because you can't swim or water ski for several weeks after. Not because of the pain, but because you need that time to heal properly. I really didn't have more than a day and a half of what I would call down time. And, the only reason I would call it down time is because I was on hydrocodone and probably wouldn't have been able to focus had I gone to work. I had my procedure on a Friday morning, took it easy Friday night (but not crashed. Still up and functioning.) Slept good Friday night on hydrocodone. Some soreness and one small black and blue mark in the morning. Had my follow up appointment on Saturday morning, which Dr. Caruth was kind enough to come in for because he wants to see everyone the day after surgery just to be sure everything is progressing ok and you don't have any questions. I stayed in Saturday night but was up and around and enjoying the good meds. Tylenol Sunday and Monday and feeling almost normal. Could have gone into my office, but just worked from home. Just a little tenderness. I also can't say enough about how friendly and knowledgeable all the girls in the office are. From the time you first walk in the door, you are treated like family. Dr. Caruth has well-trained, professional staff members who are friendly and very knowledgeable in their respective jobs. And, they all obviously care very much about each patients care and comfort."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 17, 2014
Breast REduction Surgical Technique
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process and is performed with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on many factors, including what incision method is used, the overall reduction technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth. The potential for scarring is also thoroughly examined and talked through. Scar management is an important part of the aftercare of this procedure. Depending on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin will be tightened.
What Can I expect After a Breast Reduction?
After surgery, our patients will be observed closely in the recovery room and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A medical sports bra will be provided for a few days that will improve blood circulation to the breasts during the initial healing period. In a month or so, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-surgery effects will diminish. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you have always wanted and feel enthusiastic about your new appearance. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not negatively impacted.
Breast Reduction FAQ
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance may pay part of the cost of breast reduction surgery if it's deemed medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, tell Dr. Caruth so he can help with your claim. You should talk to your insurance company to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they require to approve it. Your insurance will most likely decide based on your height, weight, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Can I breastfeed following a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your surgery will interfere with breastfeeding. Dr. Caruth recommends that patients be finished having children or be willing to not breastfeed before having breast reduction surgery.
Will my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts may get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you should do after to help make sure your results last.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $8,000
Learn More About A Breast Reduction
Dr. Jeffrey Caruth thoroughly enjoys performing breast reductions and seeing the positive impacts they can make on patients. During the consultation at Beyond Beautiful, Dr. Jeffrey Caruth will go over all of the steps to reach your desired outcome and tailor a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no reason to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany large breasts. We invite you to call our office in Plano, TX to discover more about this procedure.