What is a Breast REduction?
Large, heavy breasts can be painful, cumbersome, cause chaffing of the skin under the breasts and even aggravate existing back or shoulder problems. For some women, it makes dressing or looking good in clothing more difficult and reduces their positive self-image. Dr. Morales reduces breast sizes for women in the greater Katy/Houston area through breast reduction surgery. It usually requires relatively long scars, but patient satisfaction is generally extremely high after a successful breast reduction surgery. Many patients also report an improvement of symptoms that include back pain, bra strap irritation, and neck pain.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr.Morales is a top notch physician using the most innovative process and procedures to this ever growing field of expertise. Unfortunately, I have experienced several doctors along with medically necessary surgery and Dr. MORALES IS TOP NOTCH. From the first visit I knew I was in good hands. It's no wonder Dr. Morales was chosen by his peers, exemplary awards of excellence and the Doctors choice. His passion for what he does, his compassion for people, and his desire to be the best choice by All.. makes him the best choice for any type of asthetic procedure. Dr.Morales prides himself with a strong work ethic, producing nothing but extraordinary results. If you do what he asks of you prior to your procedure, and follow your post op instruction, you too will be satisfied beyond meassure. This surgeon, by far, has a gift that he shares with his patients through consultation communication and pie and post op care and results. Look no longer for the perfect fit, you have found him. I promise you won't be sorry, not only is Dr. MORALES awesome he also comes with an over achieving staff (office & surgical) that will make you feel right at home and take any level of concern away as soon as you meet and greet with them. The 2 locations make it very convenient to fit your needs. Make an appointment today! He was my answer to prayer! S.Batiste"- S.B. / Vitals / Jan 31, 2014
"32 Mommy of 2....Much Needed Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction & Lipo Of Back, Hips, & Flanks - Houston, TX - I'm scheduled for my mommy makeover on Sept 23rd. I went for my pre-op this past Wed Sept 10th. The staff was more than helpful & answered all my questions. I'm a little nervous but can't wait for my new body. :) I have struggled with my weight & body since my youngest son was born. I'm anxious and excited all at the same time."- A. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2014
"I had such an awesome experience - Dr. Morales is one of the Best Surgeon Next To God. He Definitely Knows What He Is Doing. I Did My Breast Reduction On September 14, 2018 Him and his staff gave me such confidence that I was not afraid before and after Surgery. No Drainage bag, No Pain, No Swellings, Everything That they told me To expected during and after surger, I didn’t experience any of that. I am a little over Two w..."- G. / RealSelf / Sep 29, 2018
During the Surgery
Breast reduction surgery takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete, and is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. There are several possible techniques for a breast reduction. More recent techniques involve moving the nipple on a pedicle of breast tissue after the breast and skin tissue removal. There are other techniques, such as the short-scar reduction, which involve less extensive incisions and scarring, which may be appropriate for certain patients. Dr. Morales will work with each patient during their consultation to find the best technique for their procedure.
A few days after surgery, any bandages that are applied are removed. Patients are required to wear a support bra or compression bandage to help support and position the breasts. They will feel tight as the skin and muscle adjusts to the new breast size. Swelling fades within a few weeks. The scars will be pink for several weeks, but fade over several months. Patients will be able to go about light daily activities after the first few days, but more aerobic recreation should be delayed for about 3 weeks. Most patients return to their jobs within 2 weeks unless their job requires lifting or aerobic activity.
The average cost for a breast reduction is between $5,000 and $10,000. However, because large breasts sometime create physical problems for women, medical insurance companies may cover a portion of the surgery. Patients are encouraged to verify their insurance coverage prior to the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 4 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs
Combine with Other Procedures?
Breast reduction can be combined with liposuction. However, this is often considered cosmetic in nature, and will not covered by insurance policies, which means the patient will be responsible for the costs of the additional procedure.
When Can I Go Back To Work?
Every person recovers differently. The recovery period depends on how many procedures were performed at the same time. The average return to work for the standard breast reduction is 1 week.
When Can I Exercise?
The average return to routine exercises is no sooner than 2 months. The swelling after breast reduction surgery requires more time to heal.
Patients should wait to be fitted for bras until 2 months after surgery. As the breast shape accustoms to the reduced volume, the fit may change if patients try to buy bras any sooner.