Breasts are a beautiful feminine feature, but in some cases, a woman has far too much breast tissue for comfort. Overly large, heavy breasts are uncomfortable, make it challenging to wear standard clothing sizes, and can create an unbalanced look to your figure. If this is the case, our breast reduction in Friendswood can be the correct procedure for you.
Some women with large, heavy breasts suffer several health conditions such as chronic back and neck pain, rashes, and other uncomfortable problems directly related to the excessive weight and pressure of the breast tissue.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of overly large breasts that are out of proportion with the rest of the physique, and are causing pain in the back, shoulders, and neck, posture problems, difficulty with exercise, and other concerns.
During breast reduction surgery, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed to create shapely, balanced, and appealing breasts that are a more proportionate size for your body. This procedure helps alleviate health issues and discomfort that are caused by overly large breasts, and dramatically improves the attractive quality of the breasts, and personal confidence.
Create an Ideal Breast Size with a Custom Breast Reduction Surgery
After living for years with overly large breasts, the freedom you can enjoy after breast reduction in Friendswood can be life-changing. The process involves deciding on the breast size that would bring you physical relief, greater confidence, and improve your quality of life. To discuss the degree of the reduction, Dr. Banerji will work closely with you, taking all the time needed in crafting your customized surgical plan to achieve the results you envision.
The Surgical Process in Breast Reduction Surgery
The blood supply to the nipple and breast tissue comes through the breast. To keep the breast and nipple functioning as nature intended, some amount of natural breast must be preserved. This aspect of the surgery is planned carefully, allowing Dr. Banerji to remove one-half to two-thirds of the excess breast tissue based on the size of your breasts and your aesthetic vision.
Health Insurance and Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston
Breast reduction surgery may be covered in whole or in part by your medical insurance. To qualify, the woman must be experiencing back, neck, or shoulder pain related to the breasts, grooves in the shoulders that custom bras don’t resolve, or rashes or wounds beneath the breasts.
Most health insurance providers have a scale based on height and weight, and our supportive team at Banerji Plastic Surgery can help you find out if you qualify.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Women who would like to reduce the size of overly large breasts are generally candidates for breast reduction. Ideal candidates for a breast reduction procedure meet the following requirements:
- Are generally in good health, with no serious medical conditions
- Do not smoke
- Do not take or can stop taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin
- Have back, neck and/or shoulder pain caused by the weight of heavy breasts
- Have skin irritation at the breast crease, and/or experience limitations in physical exercise
- Are realistic in their expectations for their breast reduction procedure
Incisions and Scarring
The scars will depend on the size of the breast before the reduction and how much skin needs to be removed when removing excess glandular tissue.
The procedure involves creating a circular scar around the areola and a vertical scar (lollipop incision pattern). If additional skin needs to be removed, then a curved scar is hidden in the crease of the breast (anchor incision pattern).
These scars are necessary for nipple repositioning as well as reducing the size, reshaping, and lift of the breast. The scar around the nipple and the vertical or horizontal scar heals very well, fading and blending with your skin over the course of a year. The horizontal scar in the crease of the breast can is hidden beneath the breast. Sometimes there can be loss of pigment from the areola at first, but this often improves over the next six to twelve months.
Breastfeeding Children After Breast Reduction Surgery
There are several research papers that have established that the success rate of breastfeeding with or without breast reduction is equivalent. The ducts leading to the nipple are carefully preserved by Dr. Banerji to help ensure you can breastfeed after your surgery. The only circumstance where this is not possible is in a particular type of breast reduction in which the nipple is removed and grafted back in place (free nipple graft). Any surgery poses some risk, but when under the care of Dr. Banerji, you can be confident that the most advanced surgical techniques will be used to create the most beautiful, natural-looking result, balanced, lifted, and beautifully sculpted.