Breast reduction surgery can significantly improve a woman’s quality of life by reducing pain, discomfort, and self-consciousness caused by overly large breasts.
The weight from very large breasts can cause a variety of problems including back and neck pain, skin irritation and breathing difficulty. Breast reduction is usually performed to correct a medical problem and may be covered by health insurance. The procedure removes fat, tissue, and excess skin from the breast, making the breast smaller, lighter, and firmer. The nipple is also repositioned in proportion to the new breast size
It is recommended that the breast be fully developed before surgery is performed. However, if large breasts are causing serious problems, a breast reduction surgeon may recommend this procedure for younger patients. Patients should keep in mind that breast reduction surgery should be postponed for women planning to breast feed. Surgery takes about 3-5 hours under general anesthesia and recovery is about 7-10 days.
After your procedure the physicians at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery® may offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse, trained to assist in your recovery. For several weeks following surgery you will be wearing a support bra to reduce swelling and bruising.
After this time you will be able to select bras that enhance your new look. Most women can return to work in about two weeks but should avoid lifting or strenuous exercise for the next three to 4 weeks.
At ASPS we believe in providing our patients with personalized treatment plans that are designed specifically to meet their needs. Our goal is to help you achieve your desired breast reduction results as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest level of safety possible throughout the entire process. Contact our Houston office for a breast reduction consultation today.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and comfortable breast size. The surgeon typically makes an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the breast crease, and along the lower curve of the breast, and then reshapes and lifts the remaining tissue.
Breast reduction is ideal for women who have disproportionately large and heavy breasts that cause physical discomfort, such as back, neck, or shoulder pain, bra strap grooves, or skin irritation. Good candidates should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and have tried non-surgical methods, such as weight loss, physical therapy, or supportive garments, without success.
*Pricing varies among our doctors. Please be aware that prices listed below are estimates only. Call us at 713.799.9999 for a specific doctors price estimates for procedures. A customized price quote can only be given to you during your consultation with your surgeon.