Breast Reduction The Woodlands
Though for some women the ideal cosmetic result is to leave their plastic surgeon’s office with larger breasts, some women who have naturally large, pendulous breasts often turn to Dr. Paul Gill to undergo a breast reduction in Houston.
Also known as a reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes skin, fat and tissue to reduce the size and weight of breasts, which in turn reduces associated pain and irritation, while improving self-confidence. In 2010 alone, more than 80,000 American women elected to have breast reduction surgery.
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If You’re Considering Breast Reduction in Houston
Many women consider breast reduction in Houston to treat a condition called breast hypertrophy or macromastia, which can occur in women of varying size and ethnicity. Indications for breast reduction include:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Skin irritation beneath the breasts
For an additional aesthetic improvement, Dr. Gill can also reshape and reposition the nipple areola to restore a youthful appearance to the breasts. Not only does the overall procedure improve body proportion, but you will also have an easier time finding clothing that fits correctly.
Breast Reduction in Houston: The Procedure
For the two to four hour breast reduction surgery, you will be under a general anesthetic. To begin the surgery, Dr. Gill will make an incision around the areola and down to the breast crease through which he will remove extra skin, tissue and fat, using skin and tissue tightening techniques like excision and liposuction. The nipple will then be reshaped and elevated to a more youthful position. When completed, your incisions will be sutured shut and covered with a dressing.
Recovering from Breast Reduction in Houston
During your one to two week recovery, Dr. Gill will require that you wear a special surgical bra that will aid in healing and proper contour of your breasts. Any pain you may experience may be managed with medication and you should know the swelling and bruising you may see are temporary. You may also have drainage tubes applied during your recovery, which will aid by collecting excess fluid that may drain. Changes in nipple and breast sensation caused by swelling may also be apparent during this time.
Breast Reduction in Houston
For more information about breast reduction in The Woodlands or contact Gill Plastic Surgery at 281.853.5308 or contact our Houston office to schedule a consultation.