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.
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
"36 Yrs, 4 Kids, Athlete and a Professional Career Woman - I decided to do a butt implant with fat transfer about a year ago after I worked so hard for many years to "grow" my backside with diet and exercise. After my 4th child, everything seem to disappear or go to shit. Lol!! In the past year, I've had revised breast implants, a full tummy fuck and topped it off with the butt implants. I'm on 11 days post op and feeling amazing!!! My dr is Dr..."- F. / RealSelf / Jul 23, 2017
"I decided to do a butt implant with fat transfer about a year ago after I worked so hard for many years to "grow" my backside with diet and exercise. After my 4th child, everything seem to disappear or go to shit. Lol!! In the past year, I've had revised breast implants, a full tummy fuck and topped it off with the butt implants. I'm on 11 days post op and feeling amazing!!! My dr is Dr..."- F. / RealSelf / Jul 23, 2017
"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
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $12,000
- 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?
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.