Breast Reduction Houston
Oversized breasts, or macromastia, can be a very serious medical problem. Many large-breasted women experience back, neck, and shoulder pain because of the weight of their breasts. Others cannot exercise or participate in sports because of the weight and bulk of their breasts. Sometimes, severe infections can occur in the skin folds underneath the breasts as well. The constellation of these symptoms can be lifelong, lifestyle changing, and life-altering.
Whatever the symptoms, breast reduction offers a reliable method to reduce the size and weight of your breasts and improve your shape at the same time. Breast reduction surgery will give you the look you want and relieve the symptoms you are experiencing.
As with all breast surgery, there are many approaches and methods for reducing and reshaping the breasts. Regardless of the methodology, the results are life changing- a literal “weight off your shoulders”. Your only regret may be not going through with it sooner.
In many cases, health insurance will cover most of the cost of breast reduction. Individual insurance plans vary, and most of them will require a recommendation from your primary care physician and a trial of “conservative” therapy, such as exercise or weight loss, before they will approve breast reduction. Please check with your insurance carrier for more information.
In order to make breast augmentation and other breast surgery more affordable, we offer several financing options.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure designed for women with very large, pendulous and heavy breasts. The weight from excessively large breasts can result in a variety of medical problems from back and neck pain, skin irritation, to skeletal deformities and even breathing problems.A breast reduction is normally performed to alleviate a medical condition and therefore may be covered by your health insurance.In most cases, it is important to wait until the breasts are fully developed although it can be performed on the younger patient if there is serious physical discomfort.
Incisions are made around the areola and then straight down to the crease of the breast. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. The size of the areola can also be reduced to make it more proportionate to the rest of the breast. This procedure is performed in an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia and takes three to five hours to complete. Most patients are ready to return to work in ten to fourteen days after surgery but will have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for three to four weeks.
Dr. Lou will recommend that you wear a supportive bra for several weeks after your surgery to reduce bruising and swelling.