About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can create social, functional, and physical issues for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, as well as neck and back pain. Dr. Peter Chang and Dr. Ankur Mehta are skilled plastic surgeons in Houston, TX who continue to help countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a more normal size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. In most situations, a breast lift can be implemented to produce a tauter and younger-looking appearance.
If you are challenged with large, heavy breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the silhouette you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience stress and emotional anxiety or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with consistent skin rashes or irritations (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can eliminate these medical conditions. It's crucial patients are at a normal weight, and choose a trained surgeon like Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta who listens to their desired outcome and has the aptitude to create a pleasing and natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process and is conducted with the patient under IV sedation. The timing of surgery depends on various factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is used for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these aspects are addressed. The issue surrounding scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scarring. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A small, tube-like draining device is usually inserted near the incision area to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-surgery effects will go away. The vast selection of our patients at Timeless Plastic Surgery say they feel less weighed down and are more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic with your new figure. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not affected in a negative way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta in your consultation. When they have created your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to our front desk staff so we can help with your claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola may be cut out and moved. Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation so you can choose the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why we suggest that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, we will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Chang and Dr. Mehta have helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During the consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery, we will go over all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. Please call our office in Sugar Land, TX to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.