Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who have uncomfortably large breasts leading to medical problems, low self-esteem, and/or physical or social discomfort.
If you are pregnant or a new nursing mother, you should not have a breast reduction procedure until after you are no longer breastfeeding.
What Happens During a Breast Reduction?
The surgery can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the technique used and each patient’s individual case.
The excess tissue is removed per the goals set by the patient and Dr. Sato, and the breasts are reshaped. The nipples and areolas are re-positioned to accommodate the new breast size. Areola reduction may also take place.
What Can I Expect While Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery?
Most women return to work 10 days to 2 weeks after breast reduction surgery. You will likely experience soreness, bruising, and swelling, which can last for several days.
Paper tape will be placed over the incision and left in place for 1-2 weeks. A surgical bra will be worn for several weeks as your body heals. Scars will continue to fade with time and can usually be concealed by clothing, including bras, bathing suits, and low-cut tops.
Strenuous activities should be avoided during the recovery process until the skin incisions are healed, which can take up to 4-6 weeks.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost of a breast reduction procedure varies based on several factors. The amount of tissue removed plays a role in determining the final price, as do the techniques used and the time required to perform the surgery.
Are the Results of Breast Reduction Permanent?
A breast reduction in Houston offers permanent results, but the breasts can still change in shape and size over time due to gravity, aging, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.