About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can cause physical discomfort and emotional distress for women. This not only can impact a woman’s self-image—it can also cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Dr. Toledo has decades of experience performing breast reduction surgery in Dallas, Texas. He has helped countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center removes excess breast tissue and tightens skin, producing beautiful, natural-looking results.
Breast reduction surgery is appropriate for women over the age of 18 who are unhappy with the size of their enlarged breasts. Women who seek breast reduction surgery often do so to achieve a more balanced figure and seek relief from back pain, skin irritation, and other physical discomfort that can be caused by large breasts. Some women who undergo breast reduction surgery also seek the procedure in order to reduce the amount of unwanted attention their breasts attract.
Drawbacks to breast reduction surgery include visible scars on the breast, decreased ability to breastfeed, and numbness to the nipple. Patients have to weigh these risks against the benefits of the surgery. Therefore, the decision to undergo this surgery should be made after extensive research, consultations, and soul searching.
Each woman’s breasts have unique characteristics. Women’s breasts are never the same on both sides, and no two women have breasts that are exactly the same. These differences and asymmetries will always exist to some degree after surgery. Breast reduction surgery offers improvement, not perfection.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I went to Dr. Toledo for a tummy tuck, lipo, and breast reduction. I look fabulous and feel like a million bucks! He did an awesome job and his staff was wonderful, attentive, and caring. He is simply the best! I will return for sure!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 02, 2016
"Looking forward to nice boobs after breastfeeding 2 kids - I am scheduled to get my breast augmentation in three weeks. I had my consultation in November. Everyone was kind, the office was nice and clean. The doctor took a look at my breasts and we discussed sizing and placement. I have always had small breasts which have become extremely saggy and deflated after breastfeeding two kids for 1-2 years each.The doctor said my breasts are just deflated and the implants would fill the pockets up and I would not exactly need a lift at the moment. He said the implants alone should be fine. I also informed him that I have a gigantic fibroadenoma in my right breast that is about half the size of my (small) breast and he said that he would take it out during the surgery.It was a quick and straightforward meeting, but I know that the doctor does quality work and I’m excited for the surgery! My pre-op appointment is in one week and I’ll know more then!"- E. / RealSelf / Dec 18, 2020
"did my breast augmentation and rhinoplasty in 1995 and I am still completely happy today. I have been a surgical nurse for over 20 years and have seen it all. Dr. Toledo is the best plastic surgeon. His results are by far better than the other surgeons I have worked with. I have recommended many friends and family to him. I completely trust and respect his skill. His staff is very helpful and always nice. There is a happy, warm vibe there.Updated on 6 Sep 2016:After writing my last review about Dr. Toledo I decided to go in and talk to him about a tummy tuck. As you can read in my last entry I'm a nurse who had a rhinoplasty/breast augmentation back in 1995 and I'm still very happy with my results. My life moved forward, I got married and had 3 wonderful kids. I love them but not what they did to me belly. I had a ton of stretch marks under my belly button and a pooch. So I went back Dr. Toledo for my tummy tuck and umbilical hernia repair in July. Two days after surgery I removed my bandages and WOW my belly was SO FLAT and my belly button is perfectly round. It took about 10 days to get back to work at the hospital. He told me a could work out again at 4 weeks but I'm not sure about that yet. The first 4 days were the worst. I was really sore but that was probably the hernia repair. We stitches and drain came out 6 days after the surgery and we went out to dinner that night to celebrate. I'm very happy I went back to Dr. Toledo. It was nice to see the same staff throughout the years. I had my last baby in 2010 and should have not waited to get it done. I work with other plastic surgeons in Dallas so I'm not able to post my before/afters."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2016
"Looking for straight nose side profile, smaller and face fitting. I am Hispanic typically confused for middle eastern probably due to nose formation. No previous work has been done before also looking for breast augmentation along with rhinoplasty procedure. Looking for cost and availibilty. Hoping to schedule for July"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
"Best Choice for Lower Facelift, Bleph and Breast Reduction!! - I can't say enough good about Dr. Toledo and his staff!! I live in Colorado and booked a procedure with Dr. Toledo for a lower facelift, upper eyes & breast reduction after seeing his before and afters online. I had a bad turkey neck that really bothered me, saggy upper eyes and I wanted a breast reduction. Going there I had expectations and they were completely surpassed. I have a jawline again! And my eyes he did perfectly. The breast reduction/lift is so good I almost cried when I saw them. As soon as the reduction was done all my back pain is gone!! So grateful. You never really know when you choose someone you haven't met and fly there for procedures. Hands down best decision I could have made!! His staff is so caring and makes you feel so comfortable. But equally important is due to his techniques I didn't even need the pain pills. I took over the counter Tylenol just a couple of times and the recovery was so easy and pain free. As you can see by the pictures I could have gone back to work a week after the procedures. He is sooo good at what he does and if I ever get any other procedures it will only be from him! HIGHLY recommend!!!"- L. / RealSelf / Jul 06, 2021
Dr. Toledo performs breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia. The entire procedure can take anywhere from two to three hours. During surgery, Dr. Toledo makes an incision around the areola and downward on the breast. If the breasts are very large, an additional horizontal incision in the fold may be necessary. Dr. Toledo then removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue before lifting the nipple to a higher position. In some cases, he may use liposuction techniques to remove fat from the underarm area. The incisions are then closed with sutures and recovery can begin.
What to Expect
To ensure optimal results, Dr. Toledo will provide a bra to wear in the weeks after breast reduction surgery. He and his staff provide thorough post-operative instructions and support to help facilitate a quick and safe healing process. Many patients are able to return to work in one week, but more strenuous activities—such as exercises—should be avoided for several weeks.
The results of breast reduction surgery are evident immediately, but the final results may take several months to achieve. Women who undergo this procedure often experience a boost in self-confidence. Among the many benefits of breast reduction are increased clothing options; alleviation of back, neck, and shoulder pain; and a more proportionate, attractive figure.
Dr. Toledo and the staff at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas will provide you with detailed written and verbal instructions on aftercare, and they will be available to address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Dr. Toledo always advises patients that breastfeeding will probably be impaired after a breast reduction. It is important for a patient to think about whether the benefits of breast reduction outweigh the risk of not being able to breastfeed.
Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
Removal of breast tissue is permanent, but weight gain will affect the size of breasts and may cause drooping over time. Some patients have a hormonal imbalance that can stimulate the remaining breast tissue to grow. Pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormone replacement therapy can potentially stimulate your breasts to enlarge. A secondary breast reduction procedure can be performed if your breasts enlarge significantly.
Will my breast scars be visible?
Yes, they will be visible. The typical breast reduction scars are situated around the areolas and then vertically to the fold. Often, on large breasts, there is a horizontal scar along the fold under the breast as well. This is commonly referred to as the “anchor” scar. Ideally, you want a thin scar that is initially pink and turns white in 6-12 months. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as some patients form wide, red, hyperpigmented, raised, or keloid scars. Who will form “good” scarring is difficult to predict, but African-American, Asian, or dark-skinned individuals have a greater tendency to scar poorly.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $11,500
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Toledo has helped countless women reclaim their health for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Toledo, he will discuss all of the options and create a custom treatment plan to reach your desired outcome. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can accompany having oversized breasts. We invite you to contact the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas to learn more about your options for breast reduction treatment.