Breast reduction surgery allows our Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, to deliver more natural and beautiful breasts to patients suffering from excessively large breasts. Over the years, our practice has been able to consult and deliver excellent results to countless individuals desiring smaller, shapelier breasts, as well as provide relief to those who experience the discomfort that large, heavy breasts can cause. Breast reduction surgery works by intelligently removing undue breast tissue and skin, ultimately leading women to enhance their shape and aesthetic size while spending less time frustrated with painful symptoms and the inability to wear certain clothes or perform specific exercises.
Breast reduction is usually performed after breast development has stopped, since childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery before having children. Overall, the best candidates for this surgery are women that demonstrate:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to a woman’s body frame
- Back, neck and/or shoulder pain aggravated by the weight of the breasts
- Indentions (grooving) in their shoulders from tight bra straps
- Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had a breast augmentation done 6 weeks ago. After breastfeeding and working out my breast literally went from a good size B to an A I could bearly fill. For me having no cleavage made me self conscious on anything I wore. I started looking into a breast augmentation and knew thats what I wanted but the thing that was stopping me was will they look natural? Are they going to be to big? Will they fit my small frame? Many things crossed my mind that refrained me from scheduling a consultation. After reading many reviews I scheduled my consultation with Dr.white. From the start the experience was amazing the staff is so sweet and helpful they make you feel comfortable. Dr.white was so thorough with all the questions he asked and listened to what I was wanting to achieve. I wanted to be a C and Dr.white explained to me this would be to small based on what I told him I would like my breast to look like. I trusted his work and did not go against his advice. I'm a 32 DD and I love them they are so perfect and fit my body so well. The surgery was painless it was only a sore feeling and as soon as I got home I was able to lift my arms over my head doing the arm workouts. I was back to work (desk job) in 4 days. I highly recommend Dr.White he takes his time and his work shows. My confidence level is high I love my body I'm so happy with the result they are very natural looking."- M.C. / Google / Sep 28, 2021
"Super happy with my results - the surgery went as smooth as they said it would - I had my breast augmentation in April of 2021. I am now 5 months post op and I love how i look! I had my first consult for surgery a year before I actually booked my surgery. Which made me feel very confident in my choice of doctor which can be overwhelming in searching for the right one. Ive always wanted my boobs done and now I'm 24 and wish I would have done it 2 years ago even with these results, but I was a bit nervous for the outcome because I stared so small. I am very happy I chose Dr. White! I was referred to by a friend who's mother had the same procedure by him, I didn't see her ever but I picked Dr. white because I felt like every before and after picture I saw was a very good job, I never saw one where I felt like I saw something was off. I feel like if you are confident in the size you want, you will get exactly what you want from Dr. white and his team with his expertise on the size that's right for your body with still getting the look you want. The surgery went as smooth as they said it would, and so did the recovery. I followed all the after care instructions they gave, and as expected the first week was a bit uncomfortable getting used to everything. But by the second week I felt good. At 1 month I felt ready to work out, get back to everything, and buy new clothes and bathing suites! At 2 months I felt like I was starting to see the drop and fell in love with them! now at 5 months I couldn't be happier in the choice I made and so happy I finally got it done. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a doctor for breast aug. to check out Dr. White and his team, for a easy experience for great results and care."- S. / RealSelf / Sep 24, 2021
"Not sure where to start regarding Dr.White… First let me start by saying THANK YOU!… Because since high school I knew I wanted to get my breast done and didn’t know how to go about. In 2002 I met my husband and the first words out of my mouth was that I wasn’t happy with my breast and wanted to get them done. He said no problem!.. We went to so many consultations and wasn’t happy with non of the doctors. So I decided to wait until I was done having kids to start my research again. 3 kids later, I was ready and so was my husband. Prior to meeting Dr White, I met with 5 other doctors in Dallas and they did not meet my expectation. As I kept looking, I came across Dr.White profile. I called and spoke with Ashley who was so nice and provider all the necessary informations and answer questions respectfully. I scheduled my consultation the same day and was looking forward to meeting Dr. White. They just say the day I met Dr. white, I knew he was the one. 2 weeks later I had my surgery and I’m truly happy with my results… if you are reading this and looking into getting a breast Augmentation, I highly recommend Dr White. You will not regret it believe me!.."- B.S. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
"I visited Dr. White with the hopes of getting a breast augmentation after the birth of my son. I had him at 23. Even before I breast fed, I have naturally had saggy breasts. Nothing any 25 year old wants to have! I have been insecure about them for so long so I knew that I would be reaching out to Dr. White very soon! After visiting with him, I was the perfect candidate for a breast lift! I wasn’t hoping for a larger size, so I was ecstatic, that he could do a lift and use what I “have” and make my breast a solid size B! Leading up to surgery, surgery day, after care was beyond amazing. I was kept aware of what was going on and what was going to be happening. I am 4 weeks post op and have never been so confident. I had no bruising at any time after surgery! I mean. WOW! Dr. White is so precise, and a perfectionist with his work. He truly enjoys what he does and I would do it 100 times over!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"Dr. White is a brilliant, caring & compassionate plastic surgeon. He is extremely passionate about giving his patients the body they desire & he believes in precision surgery to get them the best possible results. I consulted Dr. White for a tummy tuck after losing some 70lbs. I had been overweight most of my adult life and even though I had lost all this weight, I was nowhere close to having the figure I wanted. I was apprehensive about getting such a complicated surgery & had doubts about the results, but Dr. White allayed all my concerns during the initial consultation. He explained the procedure in detail, showed me the numerous before and after pictures of his patients and took the time to answer all my questions. I signed up that very same day & it is the best decision I have ever made. The entire process was smooth & well planned. Every little detail had been thought through – the pre and post op instructions were discussed with me, I was required to watch videos so I would know what to expect and how to take care of myself post surgery. Dr. White took 8+ hrs to perform the operation and even removed a hernia I had. The result was perfection! I had a tiny waist, the cutest belly button & a very low scar. I had not even imagined that such an extraordinary outcome was possible. There was no bruising & hardly any pain. I could not recognize my own body in the mirror. After my excellent experience with the tummy tuck, I went for the breast lift. Mine was a difficult case, given my large breast size (36DD) & age, but Dr. White pulled off another amazing feat. My breast lift look like breast implants. As with the tummy tuck, there was no bruising & no pain. Even Dr. White was thrilled with the unbelievable results. I don’t know if there is any other doctor who works so tirelessly to deliver such exceptional results for his patients, to give them a body they desire, to give them the best possible scar, all while ensuring that they have minimum pain & discomfort. Dr. White has transformed my body & given me my confidence back. He has given me an hourglass figure that I never even thought was possible. He is like Michelangelo, who was given a damaged piece of marble to carve David & he created a masterpiece. Thinking of Dr. White’s commitment to his patients, one of Michelangelo’s quotes comes to mind, “ I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free.” That’s what Dr. White did for me. He worked meticulously to set the real “me” free. I am forever indebted to him."- MC / Office Visit / Aug 30, 2021
During breast reduction surgery, liposuction is often a part of the process. It is important to maintain a good blood supply to the nipple areola complex as there is risk of discoloration and loss of sensation when blood flow is restricted. Our doctor is very careful to ensure that this risk is minimized as much as possible. We will remove the extra loose skin and tightened the underlying to form the newly shaped breasts. During surgery, we may use one of the following incision patterns:
- One around the areola
- One vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease
- One horizontally in the breast crease
What to Expect
After breast reduction surgery, patients will immediately feel lighter on top. The amount of breast tissue removed during surgery will be based on the initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size. For the first several weeks, our doctor will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts. Patients may go back to work within 7-10 days and may resume physical activities (such as exercise) between 6-8 weeks post-operative. Nipple sensitivity will return gradually within the first year.
There are many factors associated with a breast reduction procedure that may adjust the overall cost. Some of these factors include additional techniques used such as liposuction, a breast lift, etc. Because many patients suffer medical problems due to having heavier, large breasts, insurance typically does cover a portion of this cost. However, it is not guaranteed. Our office will work to makes sure that if coverage is valid, it is applied accordingly.
Redefine Your Breasts Today!
If you suffer from heavy, large breasts and are considering breasts reduction surgery to help eliminate symptoms, please contact our plastic surgery office today. This procedure not only gives you relief from the discomfort of having excessively large breasts, but it allows you to wear the clothes you have always desired and to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-5 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1-3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient