breast reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a procedure that can reduce the weight and size of breasts and is usually done for medical reasons rather than cosmetic purposes. Breast reduction may be a desirable procedure for women who have suffered physical and psychological problems related to the size and weight of their breasts.

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More than 100,000 women undergo a breast reduction procedure annually in the United States. Women with over-sized breasts can experience the following physical problems:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Skin irritation
  • Skeletal deformities
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Shoulder indentations

Houston plastic surgeon Azul Jaffer, MD, helps women seeking breast reduction eliminate the pain and discomfort associated with these symptoms while achieving natural-looking results.

At Azul Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your breast reduction surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and Greater Houston. Schedule your consultation today.

Breast Reduction FAQ

Who is a candidate for Breast Reduction plastic surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women in good physical and emotional health with a realistic understanding of the procedure. Breast reduction is best performed on women who have finished developing, though it may be appropriate for teenage patients in some cases. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to do so may not be good candidates for breast reduction.

What is Breast Reduction surgery and recovery like?

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care), which allows the patient to sleep through the procedure. An anchor-shaped incision will be made along the breast fold and around the nipple area. The extra skin and fat will be removed from the area through this incision.

The nipple will also be repositioned appropriately during the procedure. If the patient has tighter skin and would benefit from fat removal via liposuction alone, the incision will be much less extensive, and the nipple might not need to be repositioned.

The patient goes home in a bra. The bra helps hold the breasts in the correct position. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Sutures are usually removed in 7 days. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks.

An additional procedure that would enhance the result is a Mastopexy (breast lift).

How much does a Breast Reduction cost?

Because every patient’s concerns and desires are unique, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jaffer. At the time of your consultation, a treatment plan will be proposed. With those variables identified, it will be possible to estimate the costs associated with your breast reduction procedure.

We offer several easy financing options, including those from CareCredit, Alphaeon, Prosper, Parasail, and LendingUSA.

Does insurance cover Breast Reduction procedures?

Insurance will not cover this cosmetic procedure. We offer several easy plastic surgery financing options, including those from Alphaeon, Prosper, CareCredit, and PatientFi.

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