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
"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
"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 performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo. "- J. / Healthgrades / Apr 28, 2022
"People tell me I look like Halle Berry now - what a compliment - Dr. Toledo performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo."- M. / RealSelf / Apr 27, 2022
"It’s been a month out from my breast reduction done by Dr. Toledo and I’m so happy with my results. He and his staff are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in a doctor’s office. Dr. Toledo has been doing great work for a long time and it shows. He addressed all of my concerns and put me at ease. He also took care in the work done and I didn’t have any complications. Sure there’s discomfort and some pain after, it’s surgery, but as long as you have realistic expectations and follow the directions given to you, you’ll have great results. I’ve healed nicely and am looking forward to my new life without heavy boobs, all thanks to Dr. Toledo."- J.M. / Yelp / May 11, 2022
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.