San Antonio women who visit Dr. Michael Decherd for breast reduction surgery not only do so because they desire to look better, but they also want to feel better too. Women who suffer from large, heavy breasts endure back, neck and shoulder pain, and activities such as jogging or aerobics are usually impossible to perform. Breast reduction surgery can change a woman’s life, giving her the freedom to be more active and to feel more comfortable and confident in her body.
Cosmetic Breast Reduction Reviews
"In love with the results of my breast augmentation! Dr. Decherd did an amazing job! Couldn't have chosen a better surgeon. I definitely recommend him ????????????"- M. / Healthgrades / Jan 19, 2022
"I can not thank Dr. Decherd enough for that he did for me! I was super nervous going into my first consult ever for a breast augmentation but the second I walked through the door the whole staff just made me feel so comfortable and listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions! I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEE my breast augmentation!!!!! From start to finish It was the most pleasant experience and I feel so comfortable in my body now and that’s a huge thank you to Dr. Decherd and his amazing team!!! I will definitely be going back for the other services they offer and definitely giving out referrals!"- A.P. / Google / Jan 28, 2022
"I recently got a breast augmentation in dec. 2021. The staff were all very caring and gentle. They made me feel comfortable and educated me on the post op care as well as pre-op. They were easy to..."- A.T. / Yahoo / Feb 24, 2022
"I recently had a breast augmentation from Dr. Decherd and he is amazing! He was very informative during the consultation process and answered all of my questions. I was extremely nervous about this decision but his attention to detail and his expertise made the decision so easy! I have also been to his practice for BBL and HALO treatments with Kelly and Jewels, his staff is fantastic! I highly recommend Dr. Decherd and his entire staff for all your beauty needs!"- C.J. / Healthgrades / Jun 28, 2022
"I have been a patient of Dr. Decherd and Julie Perez, RN for almost two years. The procedures I have chosen to bring my appearance to top notch have been: breast lift/ reduction, cheek/ lip enhancement and Botox injections. What I appreciate most about this team is not only are the results fantastic, but I can plan accordingly to my time to recover and budget. I am so grateful to have Julie Perez, RN to help me make the best decisions utilizing all the treatments they offer. I totally recommend Dr Decherd and his team.😁"- P.S. / Google / Feb 02, 2022
A good breast reduction doesn't just reduce the volume of the breasts, it lifts and reshapes them so they're "perkier" as well as smaller. Dr. Decherd typically uses an inverted "T" or anchor incision, which encircles the areola, descends vertically down the lower pole of the breast, and then horizontally in the inframammary crease. The result is an incision that resembles an anchor. Once he removes the excess skin and breast tissue, the nipple and areola are repositioned higher on the chest and then the breast is reshaped to achieve a more youthful appearance. Breast reduction surgery usually involves a reduction of the areola diameter as well. Sometimes, if it's necessary, liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the area between the breast and the armpit.
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- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-5 Hours
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Breast Reduction FAQs
Reduction Or A Lift?
Many women are unsure about whether they want or need a breast reduction or a breast lift. A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and a breast lift are almost always related. The primary difference is that a breast lift removes skin, but little breast tissue. A breast reduction is similar, but removes much more breast tissue. All breast reductions have a lift as part of the procedure.
How Bad Is The Scarring?
With breast reduction surgery there is always some noticeable scarring, but over time the scars fade. Many women worry about scarring with a breast reduction, but afterward they usually feel that the physical benefits of the reduction, along with a more youthful appearance, are a fair tradeoff for any scarring. Most women find the scarring secondary to their new breast shape.
How Is The Recovery?
Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure. Patients will be sore and slow moving for the first day or so, but then should be able to get around without a problem. For the first several weeks, Dr. Decherd will recommend that the patient wear a compression bra to protect the breasts. Patients may resume normal activities within the week, but should avoid exercise for about 4-6 weeks. Results are visible immediately after the surgery, but it does take several months for the breast to take on a normal, final appearance. Nipple sensitivity will slowly return within the first year.