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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in Houston, TX

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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 skill. Do you have large breasts that cause cumbersome bra strap irritation, neck and back pain, chafing under the breasts, and/or aggravating back or shoulder problems? We can offer you an appointment at Morales Plastic Surgery 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. We understand that you may have tried dieting and exercise to reduce your breast size 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 for natural-looking results. Dr. Morales will reshape your breasts with 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. 

Dr. Morales' Breast Reduction technique

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 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 as well. Dr. Morales will 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.

About Your Recovery

You will be sent home to recover with detailed instructions on how to care for your surgical areas. 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. It is normal for your breasts to feel tight as the skin and muscle adjusts to their new size and position. Swelling should fade within a few weeks. The scars will be pink but should fade after several months.

You will be able to perform light daily activities after the first few days. 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. 

Expected Cost for a breast reduction

The average cost for a breast reduction is between $5,000 and $10,000. However, because large breasts some times cause 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 could be covered under your current plan.

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $12,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
3 – 4 Hours
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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?

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 my surgery?

Dr. Morales will release you to exercise when he feels it is the right time. You may need more or less time to heal. The average patient returns to exercise in about two months. 

When can I wear a new Bra after my surgery?

You should wait to be fitted for bras until two months after surgery. Your breast will settle, which means your bra fit may change if you try to buy bras too soon.

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