Common Questions about Breast Reduction

What is breast reduction surgery?

The breast reduction procedure is for women whose large breasts cause them problems, such as back and neck pain, skin rashes or grooving where their bra strap is. This kind of breast enhancement procedure lifts the breast and nipple, and tightens the skin, creating a more youthful and shapely appearance.

What is the breast reduction procedure like?

Breast reduction surgery is performed in the hospital with general anesthesia. Incisions are made around the areola, down the breast and along the crease. Breast tissue is removed and the breast and nipple are lifted. Though the breast reduction procedure takes two to three hours to complete, you will most likely be able to go home the same day.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

If you are 18-years-old or older, are in good health, and want to reduce the size of your breasts, then you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Candidates include women who have physical discomfort, have trouble finding clothes that fit properly, or are self-conscious about the way they look. If your breast size affects your posture, limits physical activities, or causes breathing problems, you may also be a candidate for breast reduction surgery.

What are the risks with breast reduction surgery?

Because breast reduction is a type of invasive surgery, there are some risks. While the chances are small, some of the risks include loss of sensation, problems during the healing process, and scarring. By following Dr. Ciaravino’s precise instructions, you are less likely to encounter these risks.

If you believe you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery, please contact Houston and Sugar Land, Texas area plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino for an initial consultation.