About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can cause social and functional setbacks for women. In addition, overly large and unbalanced breasts can create self-image issues and embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Dr. S. Benjamin Albright is a Houston, TX plastic surgeon who helps countless women rebuild their confidence and resume an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic surgery at Albright Plastic Surgery reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipple and repositions them so they look natural with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is also incorporated to give a tighter and youthful appearance.
If you have heavy and overly large breasts that get in the way of daily life, breast reduction surgery may be a good option to attain the body you desire. This surgery is a good procedure for women who have frustration and worry or cannot lead an active life because of the size of their breasts. In addition, if you suffer from ongoing skin issues as well as neck pain, this surgery can reduce many of these annoyances. It is important patients are at a healthy weight, and find an experienced surgeon who understands their aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to produce a natural appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment and is performed with general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is dependent upon many factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and finally, the degree of reconstruction. The nipple and areola repositioning will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is incorporated for fat removal to decrease the breast size. During the consultation, all of these factors are addressed. The topic of scars from the incision is also thoroughly discussed as it is common for some scarring to occur. However, advanced methods have led to a decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be used. The breast tissue is removed, and the remaining tissue and skin tightened.
After surgery, patients will be observed closely in our private recovery room and then released home to heal. A draining tube will most likely be placed near the surgical site to help control swelling and bleeding. A medical sports bra will be provided for several days that will improve blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-op effects will dissipate. The majority of our patients remark they feel more weightless and lighter and more self-assured. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new appearance. Remember, it is still important to adhere to a healthy weight so the results are not negatively impacted.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Our staff has helped countless women to help them to reclaim their health and enjoy a more robust life with breast reduction surgery. During your first visit, we will discuss all of the options for improvement and create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. We invite you to call our practice to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.