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
"Wow! Dr. Morales and his whole team are incredible. The care that was given to me the day of surgery was nothing short of amazing. Dr. Morales personally made sure to stick by my side every step of the way during that first night and didn’t leave until he knew I was taken care of his fellow also played an important role that first night looking after me and gave me top notch care alongside the nurses. He gave me reassurance that I would be okay and he always remained confident. My results have truly changed my life and I am only 2 months post op after a full mommy makeover which included a body lift, fat transfer and breast reduction. He has given me the confidence I was missing. His assistant Claudia was always so sweet and always available when I needed her and answered all my questions during recovery. From day one meeting with him and Linda I knew I made the right choice for my Dr!"- P.M. / Google / Jan 06, 2022
"I would like to personally thank Dr.Morales. He did amazing work after a botched breast augmentation. I would recommend him to anyone, I look very, very beautiful. Thank you!!!!"- C.R. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"I was recommended to Dr.Morales by my sister and I can not say great enough things about how amazing him and all of his staff are. He made me love my body and I am so happy with my results from my breast augmentation, I am only at 2 months post-op and already loving my results. I will be recommending him to everyone that I know. I feel super confident now and that is because he takes the time to listen closely to what you are wanting. Thank you Dr. Morales and all your staff for making this journey stress free and being super attentive. He is the best surgeon, you won’t have any regrets by going to him, I 100% recommend!"- A.A. / Google / Jan 07, 2022
"I was recommended to Dr.Morales by my sister and I can not say great enough things about how amazing him and all of his staff are. He made me love my body and I am so happy with my results from my breast augmentation, I am only at 2 months post-op and already loving my results. I will be recommending him to everyone that I know. I feel super confident now and that is because he takes the time to listen closely to what you are wanting. Thank you Dr. Morales and all your staff for making this journey stress free and being super attentive. He is the best surgeon, you won’t have any regrets by going to him, I 100% recommend!"- A.A. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"I had surgery with Dr Morales on 4/14/22 after losing 80lbs. My procedures include: extended tummy tuck with muscle repair, lipo to back, braline, flanks and my neck. I had a Bbl, and a breast augmentation; silicone implants. I knew right away during my consultation I didn’t want any other physician doing my procedure! He was thorough when examining me, and after I expressed concerns, he was very honest with me about procedures I did not need, and that’s what I love about him. Instead of just taking my money, he explained the why’s, and ultimately that’s something rare to find. His knowledge in all procedures, his bedside manner and great staff made me feel super comfortable from A-Z. Scheduling my procedure was a breeze. Linda, his patient coordinator, was very patient with me when scheduling my procedure, and was very prompt in responding to my emails. I went in for my pre-op appt about 2 weeks prior to my surgery. I saw his staff member Yaritza, who explained what I could expect post surgery, and was even given a bag of post surgery goodies! She was very patient with me when taking my pictures, as this was something that made me very shy. I was sized again for my breast implants to help me decide on my size. He came in with his assistant Claudia to reassure me about my size, discuss my procedure again in more detail and to let me know I was not alone. Going into the surgery center was a breeze! Instead of feeling anxious, I felt so comfortable. I was greeted by young lady named Christine who took my vitals and walked me Into one of the recovery rooms. She was very very sweet. I then saw the nurse Becky who started my iv. She was very knowledgeable and quick. I was seen by dr morales prior to my surgery to confirm all procedures, and have him mark me all up. :) I walked into the OR, and everyone greeted me in. The anesthesiologist was amazing, and heard my concerns about previous anesthesia. Post op days were not as bad as I thought! This was huge for me, as I am a mother of 4 and always on the go! Soreness here and there, but nothing I could not handle. Anytime I had questions, his assistant Claudia was quick to put me at ease!! She answered every message! Definitely exceeded my expectations. I went in for a one week post op, and was seen very quickly after checking in! I was greeted by an assistant named JJ who removed my drain. Very painless and she talked me through the entire thing. She stepped out, and during this time I was seen by His assistant Yaritza, same young lady who did my pre op consent appt. She wanted to say hello, ask how I was feeling, and instructed me on implant massages. Shortly after, the Dr came in with his assistant Avilene and Claudia. He explained what I was cleared to do and explained what he saw during the procedure. I was again, given a bag a post op supplies that I begin to use after week 1. Linda also stopped by to say hello! :) I return in 2 weeks and all I can say is HE IS AMAZING! Definitely, definitely recommend Dr Morales and his entire staff! They make you feel comfortable, at ease, and treat you like friends. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my surgery needs! I hope they get a chance to read this, because they have all been superb."- L.P. / Google / Apr 21, 2022
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.