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
"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
"57 Yo Breast Implants Since 1998 and Wanted to Be Myself Again. Austin, TX - I am 57 yo and had my implants put in @ 1998. I had them put in for the same reason most women who are flat chested do (A cup), self esteem issues (didn't realize that at the time) and was always asked why I was so flat chested or where did your boobs go and yes was referred to as "young man". I didn't go large, just enough to be a full B cup. However, once I had them, I never felt..."- V. / RealSelf / May 29, 2015
"Explant Surgery...So Glad I Did It! - I had breast implants for almost 9 years and much like a lot, not all...but a lot of women. I started to have symptoms and get sick from my implants. You may ask how do I know? After doing yoga, dancing and just into a lot of healthy things for years, I am really in tune with my body. And I just knew. So from the time I figured it out until I had the surgery may have been a period of 6 months...."- T. / RealSelf / Jan 13, 2017
"Breast reduction.. love love love Snyder and Team - Dr Snyder is the best in Austin area, his assistant Jen is also the BEST, she was so professional and friendly, they make the best team in Austin. I love my body, minimal scaring and with minimal recovery time. If you are doing something as big as changing your body and appearance.. you need to go see Jen and the Snyder team. I will not trust anyone else... I am looking to going back to him..."- A.N. / RealSelf / Nov 27, 2017
"I worked with Dr. Snyder & his team for a breast reduction surgery. This was something I had only dreamed about. I felt like it was so out of reach and intimidating. However, I mustered up the courage to at least look into things. I was sure I would get scared or confused and give up ...That wasn’t the case, though. Dr. Snyder, Jen & the Breast & Body Center of Austin team guided me through everything step by step, explaining plans in terms I could understand, giving me real...istic hopes and encouraging me to take the best care of myself with honest feedback and suggestions. I can say “thank you” a million different ways but I think the best way to convey my gratitude is by sharing my new experiences. Experiences I never thought I was worthy of... Something as simple as sitting at my desk, without pain. Enjoying play time with my children without an aching back. Getting dressed without having an anxiety attack bc my body just didn’t reflect the person I thought I was. My oversized breast hindered my physical appearance, my mental health and my overall quality of life. Dr. Snyder and his team beautifully crafted my breast into something fitting for my body type. As a friend put it “You look like you were always meant to look”. I am beyond happy with my results, recovery and care. Thank you for changing my life."- K.T. / Facebook / Dec 16, 2019
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.