Embarrassed by overly large breasts? Tired of constant back pain and having to walk hunched over?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the weight and size of the breasts to improve comfort and other symptoms such as back pain. Factors such as the following can produce changes in the appearance and size of a woman's breasts:
- Weight change
This operation can also reduce the size of the areola. There are a variety of different techniques along with surgical approaches for this procedure. Your preferences, anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation will determine the technique and approach.
What to Expect from Your Breast Reduction
The procedure takes 2-4 hours. You will be able to go home the same day. Incisions do leave scars, but are placed such that they can be hidden to a great degree with normal clothing.
No sutures will need to be removed afterward. Most patients return to non-strenuous work in 1-3 weeks, and return to strenuous activities in 6-8 weeks. Most swelling, bruising and soreness subsides within 6 months. The scars will continue to fade for up to 2 years.
Most insurance companies will cover breast reduction surgery if the patient is symptomatic from large breasts with back pain, shoulder pain, grooves in the shoulders from her bra straps, or infections and moisture problems under the breasts requiring treatment. Some women cannot participate in normal activity because of the size of their breasts, and cannot even find appropriately-sized clothing. The possibility of obtaining insurance coverage for this operation can usually be determined at the consultation visit.
Call Luxe Plastic Surgery at (281) 241-1041 or contact us online to learn more about breast reduction and other procedures for enhancing your figure and improving your life. Dr. Kutty serves patients throughout the Houston area, including Sugar Land and Katy, Texas.