Women with large, heavy breasts experience a number of problems including back and neck pain, bra strap grooving, and skin rashes. They also have difficulty finding proper fitting clothes, engaging in physical activity, and are self-conscious about their appearance.
Breast reduction can greatly help women who suffer the effects of large breasts. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that effectively reduces the size and weight of the breasts, lifts the breast and nipple to the proper position, and tightens the skin. The result is much lighter, youthful, and shapely breast.
Breast reduction surgery is performed in the hospital, under general anesthesia. The procedure takes two to three hours and most patients go home the same day. Risks include possible loss of sensation, healing difficulty, and scarring
While the incisions most commonly go around the areola, down the breast, and along the crease, new techniques attempt to keep scars to a minimum.
Dr. Ciaravino performs breast reduction using the latest techniques. He is also the author of the breast reduction chapter in a textbook written for plastic surgeons.
To explore if breast reduction is right for you, please contact Dr. Michael Ciaravino. Dr. Ciaravino serves the Houston and Sugar Land, Texas area, but has performed cosmetic surgery on patients from all over the world.
For more information, see Common Questions about Breast Reduction.
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