What is a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is a very personal choice for women with large, heavy breasts. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales, can reduce breast sizes for women in the greater Houston, TX area with great skill. Do you have large breasts that cause cumbersome bra strap irritation, neck and back pain, chaffing under the breasts, and aggravate existing back or shoulder problems. We can offer you an appointment with Dr. Morales, if you would like a consultation for a breast reduction. For some women, decreasing the size of their breasts can really help improve self-esteem and self-image. You may have tried dieting and exercise to reduce your breast size without surgery with very little success. It may be time to see a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Morales, who has the experience to perform a breast reduction that gets results.
We can understand that you may be worried about the scarring that a breast reduction can cause. Dr. Morales will reshape your breasts with great care and make your incision lines as small and inconspicuous as possible. Even though breast reduction scars do appear, many of Dr. Morales' patients say they are extremely satisfied and love the outcomes despite seeing scars. Contact our office in Houston, TX to get on Dr. Morales' schedule for a breast reduction consultation today. Find out more for yourself and your new figure with a breast reduction.
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
In an outpatient setting, Dr. Morales can perform a breast reduction surgery in 3 – 4 hours while you are under general anesthesia. There are several possible surgical techniques for a breast reduction, and Dr. Morales will perform the agreed upon techniques as discussed in your treatment planning session.
He will remove the excess breast tissue via liposuction. Some breast reduction patients will need to have their nipple and areola complex repositioned higher on the breast. Dr. Morales perform your breast reduction by paying close attention to detail to make your breasts look the same size, shape, and with equal projection. Once your breast reduction is over, you will be taken to a recovery room to be monitored by our wonderful post-op nurses.
You will be sent home to recover in your own home. We will send you home with detailed instructions on how to care for your surgical areas until your follow-up appointment with Dr. Morales. A few days after surgery, any bandages that are applied may be removed. You are required to wear a high-support bra or compression bandage to assist in the new positioning of your breasts. Your newly shaped breasts 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 three weeks. Most patients return to their jobs within two 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 some times create physical problems for women, medical insurance companies may cover a portion of the surgery. We encourage you to verify with your insurance to see if breast reduction surgery maybe covered under your current plan.
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
Can I Combine a breast Reduction with Other Procedures?
Yes. You can have other cosmetic surgeries in combination with a breast reduction. However, other procedures are generally considered cosmetic in nature. Cosmetic surgeries will not covered by insurance. This means you will be responsible for the costs of the additional procedure.
When Can I Go Back To Work after a Breast Reduction?
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 one week.
When Can I Exercise after a breast reduction?
Dr. Morales will release you to exercise when he feels is the right time, because you may need more or less time to heal. The average return to routine exercises in about two months. The swelling after breast reduction surgery requires more time to heal.
When can I wear a new Bra after my surgery?
You should wait to be fitted for bras until two months after surgery. As the breast shape accustoms to the reduced volume, the fit may change if you try to buy bras any sooner.