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.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I first met with Dr. Shenaq when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012. I discussed reconstruction options with him because I was trying to make a decision as to whether to have a single versus double mastectomy. Dr. Shenaq explained everything to me and assured me that he would do his best to give me a visually pleasing outcome, but with the understanding that being cancer free was the first goal. He met with me on multiple occasions to calm my fears and address my concerns. He showed me many before and after pictures of mastectomy reconstruction he had done. His work was phenomenal. After my mastectomy, I was so fortunate to have only scars under my breasts and because of his talent it appears I have had a breast augmentation versus a double mastectomy. I am cancer free and have great aesthetic results! Dr. Shenaq is kind, patient, a perfectionist and consummate professional! D.C."- D.C. / Office Visit / Oct 12, 2015
"From the moment I walked into Dr. Shenaq's office I felt as though I was in good hands. For my first visit, I was trying to get information regarding breast reduction surgery. Dr. Shenaq, his nurse Brenda, and office manager Marcy were very informative about the procedure, cost, and recovery process. I left there feeling very knowledgeable and comfortable with the decision to proceed with the operation. Dr. Shenaq did an excellent job of explaining to me how much tissue should be removed to make the breast still look proportional to my body type. After the surgery the stadff scheduled many follow up appointments. It's been almost a year since the surgery, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Shenaq for any cosmetic surgery needs. K.G."- K.G. / Office Visit / Oct 25, 2013
"Dr. Shenaq was both personable and professional. I could not ask for a better surgeon. With Dr. Shenaq's help I have greatly improved my quality of life. My breast reduction has improved my back and neck pain in addition to decreasing the frequency of my headaches. My breasts look completely natural despite the 7 pounds removed. I am ecstatic with the results. My husband is also thrilled with the results. Forever grateful."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Dec 15, 2011
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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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.