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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammaplasty) – Greater Houston Area

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About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery by Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, can you help if your breasts are causing you pain and discomfort, unwanted attention, and don’t fit correctly in your clothes. Also known as reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction effectively reduces the breast size and weight, helping you enjoy a more active and comfortable lifestyle. It also relieves some of the symptoms related to the size of the breasts like physical activity limitations, and posture problems. We also know that women with very large, pendulous breasts tend to have neck and shoulder pain. Dr. Shenaq reshapes the breast, following your natural contours, removing fatty tissue and excess skin. The breasts are then pulled tighter, making them smaller, lifted, and firmer. We perform breast reduction surgeries to remove as much or as little as you want to get your best curves possible.

Do I Qualify?

Breast reduction is appropriate if you experience:

  • Disproportionate breasts to the body
  • Painfully heavy breasts
  • Bra strap grooves in the shoulders
  • Limitations on activity
  • Slumped posture

What to Expect

During a reduction mammaplasty, the surgeon will skillfully remove excess skin and tissue before re-contouring the breasts. The surgeon can choose to implement these incision patterns:

  • Incision around the circumference of the areola
  • Vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast line
  • Horizontal incision on the breast line

Liposuction may also be used to safely remove excess tissue in the breast and will minimize scarring as it requires a much smaller incision. It also reduces the risk of losing nipple sensation and discoloration of the areola due to poor blood flow during surgery. The surgeon will discuss the difference between the techniques and help you determine which is best for your needs and goals.

Surgery Considerations

After breast reduction surgery, you may feel immediately lighter, due to the amount of tissue removed. After the surgery, you should wear a compression bra to support the healing process for the first couple of weeks. You will also be given post-operative care instructions and you can pre-schedule your follow-up appointments to help you stay on track during your recovery process. You will need to rest for at least 7-10 days before returning to work. Regular physical activities can be resumed within 6-8 weeks. In some patients, it may take a year for nipple sensitivity to return to normal.

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Freedom From Pain

Imagine living with lighter, more proportionate breasts that allow you to be comfortable in your clothes. Relieve your neck, shoulders, and back of the aching from carrying around extra weight. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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