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 every year 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 to eliminate these symptoms through dialog, a personalized treatment plan and attention detail throughout the process.
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 throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.
BREAST REDUCTION – BEFORE & AFTER
Breast Reduction FAQ
Who is a candidate for Breast Reduction plastic surgery?
Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are 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 in some cases a may be appropriate for teenage patients. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or plan to do so, may not be good candidates for a 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 up around the nipple area. Through this incision, the extra skin and fat will be removed from the area.
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 complimentary consultation with Dr. Jaffer. At the time of your consultation, a treatment plan will be proposed. With those variables identified, it will then be possible to estimate a firm idea of costs associated with your breast reduction procedure.
Please keep in mind that 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.