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How to Tell If You Are a Candidate for Breast Surgery

By: USMD Team


Breast surgery is a life-changing medical procedure that may be performed for many reasons. While most breast surgeries remove cancerous or noncancerous tumors, the physicians who operate at USMD Hospital at Arlington can also reduce enlarged breasts or restore breasts to their previous size and shape after cancer treatment.

Women in need of breast surgery should speak with a doctor to determine their candidacy and the best possible course of action moving forward. Learn about our breast program by reading below or visit our physician directory to connect with a breast surgeon in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington, TX.

Options for breast surgery

Patients opt for breast surgery when they want to improve their health or restore their appearance. Our breast program at USMD Hospital at Arlington may involve breast cancer removal or noncancerous lump removal, both of which are performed by a breast surgeon. We also offer breast reduction to ease pain and discomfort caused by large breasts. Breast reductions are generally conducted by plastic surgeons.

Additionally, breast reconstruction can restore breasts after a mastectomy or lump removal. This may involve high-quality breast implants, flap procedures, areola and nipple reconstruction, or tissue expansion based on your current appearance and cosmetic goals.

What happens during a breast surgery assessment?

Candidates undergo a breast assessment at USMD Hospital at Arlington to determine their candidacy for surgery. During this appointment, patients meet with a surgeon to discuss their medical history and current symptoms. We may perform an exam and order imaging tests to understand your problem areas more clearly and develop a custom treatment plan.

Candidates for our breast program in Arlington, TX must meet certain criteria depending on the surgery needed. Because procedures come with inherent risks, like bleeding and infection, we only move forward if we believe it is in your best interest. Ideal candidates:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have realistic expectations for surgery
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products

Candidates must also be willing to follow all pre-and post-operative instructions provided by our surgical team. These may include starting or stopping certain medications, quitting smoking, and avoiding alcohol for a period of time. Following our guidelines reduces your risk of complications and helps optimize treatment results.

Why work with our team?

USMD Hospital at Arlington works diligently to ensure patients across North Texas experience the best possible results from breast surgery. Our team uses top surgical tools and technologies to provide individualized care. We also employ strict safety standards to minimize your risk of complications.

Breast surgery protects women from cancer and provides them with a better quality of life. Additionally, those who are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts may feel more confident after breast reduction or reconstruction.

Comprehensive breast care

Procedures like cancer removal, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction are essential to your health and wellness. Our comprehensive breast program offers many advantages, including a team of specialists who work together to provide the best possible care. If you are searching for a surgeon who performs breast surgery in DFW, please visit our USMD Hospital at Arlington physician directory to connect with a local physician. We can help you feel like yourself again

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.