Breast Reduction Surgery
A breast reduction, also referred to as a mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to reduce and reshape overly-large breasts and disproportionate breasts by removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin in the breast area. Breast reductions can also be useful in reducing the dark area surrounding the areola, leaving the nipple area looking smaller than before. Breast reduction procedures help patients achieve breasts that are proportional to their body and alleviate any discomfort they might be experiencing due to the weight and size of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery can dramatically reduce, or even eliminate:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Skin chafing
- Posture problems
Q&A on Breast Reduction
Dr Nikko answers questions about breast reduction procedures.
Women with breasts that are disproportionately large often experience difficulty wearing clothing or swimwear comfortably. They also may experience difficulty exercising, suffer from back problems due to the weight of their breasts. Large breasts may also begin to sag, a condition known as breast ptosis.
Breast reductions leave the breasts higher, firmer, and more proportional to your body, in addition to alleviating the back pain, neck pain, and discomfort caused by large breasts.
Breast reduction surgery is a permanent plastic surgery procedure but breast size and shape may still be affected by:
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
If you suffer from the effects of disproportionately large or overly-large breasts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikko today at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center located in Houston, Texas.
What is the Breast Reduction Procedure?
- The first step in the breast reduction process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikko at his Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center. Nikko will discuss your personal goals with you and determine how a breast reduction can help you achieve them. Once you and Dr. Nikko have discussed how a breast reduction procedure can help you obtain the breast size and firmness you are looking for, you will schedule and appointment for your procedure.
- During your breast reduction procedure you will be placed under general anesthesia. Excess skin, breast fat, and glandular tissue will be removed; this may include the use of liposuction. Breast reductions are an outpatient procedure. Nikko is a dermatologist and skin care expert and will minimize any scarring involved with a breast reduction. Once you have comfortably recovered from the anesthesia you will be released from the Cosmetic Surgery Center and may go home. Follow-up appointments, including the day after surgery will allow us to monitor and help your recovery process.
- The breast reduction recovery process will last for 3-4 weeks. During your consultation Dr. Nikko will go over the breast reduction recovery process in detail with you and answer any questions you may have.
What is the Breast Reduction Recovery Process?
Immediately following your breast reduction, some swelling and bruising may occur and last for up to several weeks. Dr. Nikko will help you manage any pain you experience with medication during this time.
You may resume your normal professional and social activities within a few weeks but breast reduction patients must avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for up to 4 weeks. If you are unsure if you are ready to begin exercising or participate in strenuous activity, Dr. Nikko will be happy to make a recommendation for you.
While some scarring is unavoidable with a breast reduction, Dr. Nikko is a board-certified dermatologist and skin care expert who will take the steps necessary to minimize, disguise, and reduce any scarring involved.
During your consultation at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery in Houston Dr. Nikko will thoroughly explain breast reduction options, the breast reduction process, and the breast reduction recovery process with you. If a breast reduction is for a medical purpose your insurance carrier may cover the process and you should contact them prior to scheduling your breast reduction. Breast reductions performed for cosmetic purposes are not covered by insurance carriers and patients will be financially responsible for their procedure. If you are ready to see what a breast reduction can do for you schedule your consultation with Dr. Nikko today.