Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
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Balance your body’s proportions with a breast reduction in Houston. If your breasts have excess skin, fat, or glandular breast tissue, it can cause discomfort and even pain. Reduce the size of your breasts with reduction mammoplasty so you can enjoy a better quality of life.
What Is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction is a common cosmetic procedure for reducing the size of large breasts by removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a pleasing result. The natural shape of your breasts is preserved as much as possible. In many cases, the areolae are also reduced proportionately.
This procedure helps you achieve a toned look without the uncomfortable weight of heavy breasts. Oversized breasts can lead to neck pain, back pain, numbness, and more.
Reasons to Seek This Procedure:
- Desire for smaller breast
- Restricted movement and physical activity
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder strain
- Poor posture
- Skin irritation and infection
- Difficulty fitting into clothing
You are a good candidate for breast reduction if you are in good physical health. It is also important that you have realistic cosmetic goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Ayim, there will be a physical examination of your breast region. Dr. Ayim will discuss your goals, along with preparation and aftercare. Your medical history will also be discussed, especially if you have health conditions that may hinder the healing process.
In some cases, a mammogram may be required before your reduction mammoplasty. Photographs may also be taken for before-and-after comparison.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Ayim performs all procedures at an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. Surgery is generally 3-4 hours. It is important to note that there will be scars. The scars may occur around the areola, vertically from the areola downwards, and horizontally across the breast fold. Everyone heals differently. An in-depth discussion will occur during your consultation.
The Recovery Period
Following your reduction mammoplasty surgery, you will need a few weeks of recovery to heal. Once the anesthesia wears off, you may feel some pain; pain medications may be prescribed to help with the discomfort.
Compression garments will be recommended to reduce swelling. You will experience bruising for several weeks, which is normal.
It may take several weeks before you can fully go back to your normal routine. Heavy lifting and vigorous exercise must be avoided for up to 2 months, depending on your healing progress.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost of breast reduction surgery will depend on several factors. The overall price of reduction mammoplasty will depend on the anesthetics used, techniques performed, and extent of work done.
Schedule Your Consultation
Find out more about breast reduction in Houston to learn more about the benefits of this body-contouring procedure. Contact Dr. Ayim today to set up your consultation.
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