Having large breasts can be a physical and emotional burden, but a breast reduction can help you regain confidence and enhance your quality of life. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery specializes in breast reductions and other breast surgeries, offering these services to residents of Houston, San Antonio and Kerrville, TX.
What is a Breast Reduction?
Heavy or large breasts can cause back and neck pain, posture irregularities, and even make it difficult to wear certain clothes. They can also inhibit your ability to exercise, thus causing problems with weight and self-esteem. A breast reduction can reduce the size of the breasts to create a breast size and shape that is perfect for you. All of Dr. Layton’s breast reductions include lifting the breast and correcting the size of the areola. Not only are the breasts smaller, but they are also beautifully shaped and in the optimal position on your body.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost of a breast reduction can range from $13,500 to $14,700 depending on the techniques used and the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What Kinds of Incisions Does Breast Reduction Involve?
There are four types of breast reduction procedures performed by Dr. Layton: vertical, superior, inferior, and free nipple graft. The choice of procedure is based on your breast size and shape as well as the degree of reduction you are hoping to achieve. The breast reduction approach that you decide on will determine the size and location of incisions made during your procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Layton, you will discuss these options at length in order to determine the best possible outcome.
What is the Breast Reduction Procedure Like?
The breast reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the safety and the comfort of the patient. Once the incisions are made, we will remove excess fat and breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. Then, we will eliminate excess skin to produce a tighter, lifted appearance in the breasts. Finally, we will correct the size and position of the nipple to give it a more natural appearance. After the surgery, a single stitch is used to close each of the incisions, and a sterile dressing is placed over each of the incision areas. In most cases, a drain is used following a breast reduction. The drain will remain for two to three days following surgery. A wrap or surgical brazier will also be placed around the breast that you will leave on until seen in the office for drain removal.
What is Recovery from a Breast Reduction Like?
After a breast reduction, patients can expect an initial downtime of up to two weeks. During this time, patients will likely have to take time off of work and other normal activities in order to heal properly. Patients should be fully recovered from the procedure within two months. Sensation is not usually lost in the areola, but it is always a possibility. Dr. Layton’s goal is to not disturb the nerves that affect sensation to the nipple. Some breast reduction techniques may impact your ability to breastfeed, so it is important to discuss these concerns with Dr. Layton during your consultation.
If you are considering a breast reduction at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We are proud to offer breast reductions to patients living in Sugar Land, San Antonio and Houston, TX.