Austin, TX board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ned Snyder IV has consulted with many women about cosmetic surgery to reduce their large breasts with a breast reduction. At Snyder Plastic Surgery at The Breast and Body Center, reshaping the breast into a smaller size can help women with uncomfortably large breasts alleviate pain in the back and shoulders from the weight, irritated skin, and limited physical movement. This surgery is not just about aesthetics, and women requesting a breast reduction usually want to have lighter, firmer, more proportionate breasts.
Some women struggle for many years (even from puberty) with this weight on their chest, and have tried to lose weight to decrease the size of their breast. However, sometimes even diet and exercise fail to produce results. Dr. Snyder is a very experienced surgeon who can remove the excess tissue and artistically reshape the breasts to be symmetrical and in proportion with the rest of the body. During a private consultation at Snyder Plastic Surgery at The Breast and Body Center, all the details of the surgery will be explained in full detail after a physical examination and medical history is discussed. Call our office in Austin, or Round Rock for a consultation.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had breast augmentation surgery in 2010 with Dr. Ned Snyder IV, after having two kids my breasts were just not the same. I have always tried the natural approach to everything, so of course the thought of elective surgery was stressful. Dr. Snyder's front office girls and PA Jen put my nerves at ease upon arrival, and I had a great consultation with Dr. Snyder. He showed me before and after photos and thoughtfully answered all of my questions. I am exactly the size I wanted to be, and do not look "fake" or "plastic". Exactly what I wanted! I had the surgery on a Thursday and returned to work on Monday. I highly recommend Dr. Snyder for any cosmetic or medical plastic surgery. I have been in to see his wife, amazing Dermatologist Dr. Renee Snyder, several times since my surgery and the new location (just a few blocks away from the last office location) is SO NICE and has its own parking lot. I can't say enough good things about this doctor, the office, and everyone who works there. 5 stars all around."- K.L. / Yelp / Sep 21, 2015
"Excellent doctor! The best of the best! - Dr. Snyder did my breast augmentation surgery about 5 1/2 years ago. He was extremely professional, thorough, and seemed to be a genuinely nice person. At the time, I had lost about 10 lbs and was planning to lose about 10-15 more at some point. Taking that into account, the size that we ended up going with based on my goals was perfect! I ended up losing over twice the amount of weight I had planned to after surgery, and I still have a very natural looking result. Impressive!! I am very happy with my results, and have referred everyone I know to him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 05, 2015
"Excellent Surgeon, Listens to your Needs, Excellent Results - I have been treated by both Dr. Ned Snyder and Dr. Renee Snyder. I would give them both 5 stars, they are truly excellent at their craft and I am more than thrilled at my results. I had a breast augmentation in my twenties and needed another one after two kids. I am very picky when choosing a plastic surgeon and dermatologist. Dr. Ned Snyder specializes in breast augmentation and I can tell by the results of my breast aug.. I was absolutely THRILLED with Dr. Ned Snyder and my breast augmentation. Dr. Ned listened to my needs and did exactly what I wanted with my breast aug. My breasts are natural looking and were very conservatively done, exactly what I had asked him to do. In addition, he performed liposuction on my stomach and thighs. I am only a week out and I am so happy with the results. The incisions are small and follow up has been excellent. I am honestly thrilled with my results and with Dr. Ned Snyder bedside manner and surgical skill. My liposuction looks wonderful and his high skill level is apparent. I use these sites often to learn more about surgeons and I can honestly say that Dr. Ned Snyder is an excellent surgeon and truly has performed incredible work on me. If you are having plastic surgery, he is a must see.Dr. Renee Snyder is excellent as well. She is spot on with her treatment technique. I have had bad melasma on my face after having kids. She is honest and up front about my treatment options setting my expectations appropriately. In addition, she is does not try to sell you everything under the sun for skin care. She tells you what you need to use that truly works. She is truly and artist with botox and filler. I as well as several of my friends go to her and they do not look frozen from Botox. It is amazing what a natural, refreshed look she can give you with Botox and filler. I have not found anyone who does botox and filler better than her. I also have had two laser treatments done and both have been well worth the money. Rachel who runs the laser is exceptional at her job. Lastly, I had several benign bumps under and over my eyes. I have been to 4 dermatologists for them and all told me there was nothing they could do. Dr. Renee Snyder knew exactly what to do and treated my spots and corrected them. I am thrilled as I was quite self conscience and now they are gone. If I had not gone to her I would have lived with these bumps thinking that nothing could be done as others have told me so.The staff is tremendous. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable about procedures. 5 stars for sure!!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 13, 2011
"Great surgeon! Happy patient! :) - I had breast augmentation surgery a few years ago with Dr. Ned Snyder IV. I was very nervous at the consultation since this was my first surgery and I was going to have to expose what I was most self conscious about - my breasts post children. At my consultation, Dr. Snyder attentively listened to my concerns/reasons for pursuing surgery, did an examination, and gave his honest recommendations and plan for surgery based on my goals. He made me feel at ease and was sure to thoroughly answer all of my questions before the appointment was over. He was very professional and very nice, and his assistant made me feel very comfortable as well. The staff at his office are excellent - they are all very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable - from the front desk to his PA to his nurse. The surgery scheduling process was very easy, and not at all stressful. It's obvious that everyone in this office goes above and beyond and really love their jobs. Several of my friends and family have had procedures with Dr. Snyder, including cosmetic procedures and breast reconstruction after breast cancer, and they are also extremely happy with their results. He is a genuinely nice person and an excellent surgeon. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in Austin, I highly recommend Dr. Snyder."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 13, 2014
"Knew just what I needed! - I just had a breast reduction done by him and he made me feel comfortable and at ease with the need for the surgery, not like all the other doctors I had seen. I had amazing results so far. I would refer him to others in a heart beat."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 01, 2009
A breast reduction will take place as an outpatient procedure in a local hospital or accredited surgical center under a general anesthetic. Dr. Snyder can perform this surgery in 1.5 – 3 hours. It is important to maintain a good blood supply to the nipple/areola complex as there are risks of discoloration and loss of sensation when blood flow is restricted. Liposuction is implemented to remove the excess fat while the loose skin will be excised and tightened to form the newly shaped breasts. This procedure can also correct breast asymmetry.
There is typically a circular incision around the areola, along with a vertical incision that goes from the bottom of the areola to the fold underneath the breast. The vertical incision and surrounding skin located underneath the breast will appear "bunched" right after surgery, but it will smooth out over time. The incisions will be covered with surgical glue. This glue stays on the incisions for 1 – 3 weeks, and eventually comes off on its own. There may be small pieces of gauze and tape over the incisions as well, which may be removed 1 – 2 days after surgery. The incision sites should remain covered if they continue to drain fluid. The patient will be placed in a surgical bra or ace wrap before discharge.
For the first several weeks, we 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 3 – 4 weeks post-operative. Results following a breast reduction are usually visible immediately after the surgery. There are typically no incision sutures that need to be removed. All sutures used are dissolvable or underneath the skin. Nipple sensitivity will gradually return within the first year.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1.5 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs
Will Results Last?
Breast reduction is a long-term solution for patients who are affected with excessively large breasts. In cases where there is significant weight gain, the results may be compromised just like any cosmetic procedure that modifies body shape. Natural aging and gravity will take their toll over time and will still affect the breasts with or without the reduction. It is important to maintain a good health routine so that the enhancement lasts for a long time.
For women with larger breasts, the areola is also excessively large. In a breast reduction surgery, an areola reduction is also considered. As an incision is made surrounding the areola, the excess skin will also be trimmed so that it is proportional to the new breast shape.
How Much Reduction?
How much breast tissue taken will depend on Dr. Snyder's initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size.
How long is this surgery?
Surgery times vary for each patient, though typically this procedure lasts 2-3 hours. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure and patients are able to go home on the same day.
Where will my incisions be?
There is typically a circular incision around the areola, along with a vertical incision that goes from the bottom of the areola to the fold underneath the breast. The vertical incision and surrounding skin located underneath the breast will appear “bunched” right after surgery but will smooth out over time.