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 look wonderful!!! - I has a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I look great and are so happy I did it. My mom had a facelift a couple of years ago and still looks 10 years younger than her friends. i wish I did this much sooner."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 27, 2010
"Fantastic Plastic Surgeon!! - I met Dr. Toledo last March 2015 when I came to him for a consult for rhinoplasty and a breast augmentation revision to change my saline implants to silicone. Dr. Toledo is very much a no nonsense honest doctor . He will not tell you what you want to hear but he will tell you what you need to hear. He will not try to sell or perform a surgery that he does not deem necessary just to take your money.I am very pleased with the results of my rhinoplasty not only with the appearance but I gained the ability to breathe better and not have sinus infections all of the time. The revision of my breast implants gave me more comfort and a better feeling when I wear my swimsuit. I am going to fast forward to this month 10/2016 when I took a violent tumble while riding my mountain bike I cut my face above and through my left eyebrow. I was horrified when I saw the gaping wound on my face. I knew I needed to once again call on Dr. Toledo. I was not going to trust an ER doctor on call to perform such a delicate procedure. I called Dr. Toledo, on this day they happened to be understaffed, double booked and going through some type of inspection. Dr. Toledo was still gracious enough to squeeze me in. I was so relieved and I only waited about 2 minutes in the waiting room when I arrived and then only waited in a procedure room for the time necessary for the injections to numb the area that needed sutures.I lost my composure at one point because I was naturally very concerned about the outcome and crying that I did not want it to look ugly when it healed. He reassured me that he would take care of me. He was very gentle and took his time to do a good job. I am sure that this will also be a pleasant outcome to what could have been a severely scarring injury. I am very grateful to have you and know that I can depend on all of you to take good care of me. Thank you Dr. Toledo and staff! Your the best!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 18, 2016
"Wonderful doctor and staff - Dr. Toledo and staff are wonderful. I had breast augmentation, tummy tuck and lipo on my lower body. I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Toledo has a dry and funny sense of humor so if you are the kind of person that takes yourself too seriously he may not be the one for you. I personally found him humorous and charming. He and his office staff were nothing but professional at all times. I would recommend him to family and friends!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 01, 2012
"Amazing Plastic Surgeon - After my first consultation, I knew that Dr. Toledo was the one. He is a brilliant, honest, compassionate, thoughtful, and meticulous doctor. I was particularly impressed by his intuitive nature, in anticipating my needs as a patient and delivering magnificent results that looked gorgeously natural.The procedure I went to Dr. Toledo for was a rhinoplasty, primarily to refashion the shape and size of my nose to better fit the proportions of my face. His results were breathtaking and life-changing. Trusting someone with altering your face is difficult and requires more than a leap of faith, but with Dr. Toledo you can feel safe and comfortable. I am so happy with my decision and even more pleased with the extremely high skill level of the surgeon I chose, Dr. Toledo.Dr. Toldeoâ??s staff is similarly amazing. Ester, the office manager, was my first point of contact; her friendly, informative, and kind approach immediately endeared me to his office. Similarly, the aesthetician Mancyâ??s bubbly, vibrant, and sweet nature not only charmed me, but encouraged me to come in for monthly facialsâ??which have transformed my skin! Lastly, surgical technician Sylvia is a pleasant, down-to-earth, talented lady who removed my sutures with grace and finesse. The entirety of his staff is fabulous in customer service, from the initial consultation to post-operative advice on a Saturday nightâ??they have your back 100%.Dr. Toledo impressed me so much that I brought my best friend in for a breast augmentation and circumferential tummy tuck. This was a very emotional matter, as my friend had lost over 150 lbs. Dr. Toledo sensitively consulted with my friend and, to my delight, delivered amazing results once again. Thanks to Dr. Toledo, my friend now looks like the beautiful bombshell she always felt like inside. You can search high and low, travel the globe, but Dr. Toledo is by far the most talented and genius plastic surgeon in the world. How fortunate and opportune that he is nestled away in a tastefully decorated office in the Park Cities. I strongly recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone looking for a wondrous surgical artist with God-given talent and a rare ability to connect with and deliver results to his patients. A+++"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 24, 2013
"Dr Toledo has been my plastic surgeon for over 19 years. I think he is the most caring, professional and skilled doctor. I went to him with skin cancer and after he cured me I had a nose job and breast implants. I am a very happy patient. He office staff is always kind and attentive to my needs. I have recommended Dr Toledo to friends and family. My skin cancer Doctor even had surgery there. Love him and his staff!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 29, 2016
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.