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.
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.
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 surgery 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.
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.