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Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston Texas

Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and your clothes will fit you better. To schedule a consultation for breast reconstruction surgery in Houston contact us today at (713) 659-2700.

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction in Houston Texas?

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
  • Heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
  • One breast is much larger than the other
  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • Skin irritation beneath your breasts
  • Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
  • Dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the largeness of your breasts

Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.

How Breast Reduction is Performed

Individual factors and personal preferences will determine the specific technique selected to reduce the size of your breasts.

Where are the incisions placed?

The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After the surgeon has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, also is reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour under the arm. Usually, the nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds of tissue, and this allows for the preservation of sensation.

Understanding Risks

Fortunately, significant complications from breast reduction are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of women undergo successful breast reduction surgery, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks. To schedule a consultation for breast reconstruction surgery in Houston contact us today at (713) 659-2700.

Learn about other breast surgery procedures like breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast lift.

What are the main reasons why women in Houston, TX might consider breast reduction surgery after childbirth?

The main reasons include discomfort due to increased breast size, back and shoulder pain, difficulties with breastfeeding or aesthetic concerns. It is also common for breasts to change shape or size post-childbirth which may lead some women to consider this procedure.

How can a breast reduction surgery alleviate shoulder pain?

Breast reduction surgery can help alleviate shoulder pain by reducing the weight that the shoulders need to support. This can result in better posture and less strain on the neck and shoulders.

Are there any specific requirements for a woman who has recently given birth to undergo breast reduction surgery in Houston, TX?

Most surgeons recommend waiting at least six months after giving birth or stopping breastfeeding before undergoing breast reduction surgery. Each patients situation is unique though, so its essential for them to have an individual consultation with their surgeon.

What qualifications should I look for when choosing a surgeon for a breast reduction procedure in Houston, TX?

Look for board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in breast surgeries. They should also have ample experience performing the specific type of procedure youre interested in – in this case, breast reductions.

What is the typical recovery period after a breast reduction surgery?

The typical recovery period after a breast reduction surgery varies from person to person but generally ranges between 2-6 weeks depending upon the extent of tissue removal and individual healing process.

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