Breast reduction in Houston
Dr. Joseph Perlman offers breast reduction procedures to patients in Houston and the surrounding areas.
BREAST REDUCTION IN HOUSTON, TX
Dr. Joseph Perlman offers breast reduction to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.
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What Is a Breast Reduction?
Patients who opt for breast reduction typically seek relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. This procedure can effectively address these issues while also enhancing the size and shape of the breasts. Reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, results in breasts that are more proportional to the rest of the body, leading to better-fitting clothes.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph M. Perlman understands that the primary objective of a breast reduction is to achieve smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. With a caring and highly competent staff, he is dedicated to helping patients reach their desired goals. We welcome individuals from the Houston area, including Spring and The Woodlands, to schedule an evaluation and explore the advantages of breast reduction.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you experience any of the following, you might be a suitable candidate for a breast reduction:
1. Breasts that are disproportionately large compared to your body frame.
2. Heavy, pendulous breasts with downward-pointing nipples and areolas.
3. Significant asymmetry, with one breast being considerably larger than the other.
4. Back, neck, or shoulder pain due to the weight of your breasts.
5. Skin irritation beneath your breasts.
6. Indentations on your shoulders caused by tight bra straps.
7. Limited physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts.
8. Dissatisfaction or self-consciousness regarding the size of your breasts.
If you identify with any of these concerns, a breast reduction procedure may be a suitable option for you to alleviate physical discomfort and improve your overall well-being.
What is a good time for breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery can be performed at any age, but it is generally advisable to wait until breast development has completed. This is because childbirth and breastfeeding can have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. However, many women in the Houston area choose to undergo breast reduction before having children and believe they can address any potential changes that may occur later.
If you have plans to breastfeed in the future, it is essential to discuss this during your consultation with Dr. Perlman. He will be able to provide you with personalized advice and recommendations based on your specific situation and goals.
What Is the Process for Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and may take three to five hours. There are various incision options available, including:
1. Pedicle method: A circular incision around the areola and nipple.
2. Keyhole- or racquet-shaped pattern: An incision around the areola, extending vertically down to the breast crease.
3. Inverted T or anchor-shaped method: An incision around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally across the underside of the breast fold.
Dr. Perlman will choose the most suitable technique based on factors such as your breast composition, desired reduction amount, and personal preferences.
During the procedure, Dr. Perlman removes excess breast tissue, including glandular tissue, fat, and skin, either using traditional surgical methods or liposuction. The remaining tissue is then sculpted or lifted as needed. If necessary, the nipple may be repositioned centrally on the breast before closing the incisions over the newly reduced breasts with sutures.
What Does Recovery Entail After Breast Reduction?
After your reduction mammoplasty, you will need to wear a special surgical bra to minimize swelling and discomfort. Expect some bruising and tenderness during the initial weeks, and you may experience reduced nipple sensitivity for several months. Most breast reduction patients can return to work approximately two weeks after the procedure.
Dr. Perlman will provide personalized advice on how to care for yourself during the recovery period, and his staff will offer continuous support throughout this time. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to remove stitches and dressings and monitor your progress. Whether you reside in Spring, The Woodlands, or any other location in the Houston area, we will closely oversee your breast reduction journey from start to finish. Your well-being is our priority.
Can I See Breast Reduction Before and After Photos?
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, scheduling a consultation will enable you to make informed decisions that cater to your individual needs. During this consultation, Dr. Perlman will gladly present you with breast reduction before and after pictures, providing valuable insights to aid in your decision-making process. Reviewing these photos, which include women from Houston, The Woodlands, and other nearby areas, will offer you a clear understanding of the potential outcomes achievable through breast reduction. These visual references can be instrumental in helping you envision the possible results and guide you towards making the right choices for your breast reduction journey.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
Dr. Perlman and his staff are more than willing to have personalized discussions with you regarding breast reduction prices. We encourage you to reach out to our office with any inquiries you may have about the surgery. Additionally, Dr. Perlman offers finance options to accommodate our patients’ needs.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, we warmly welcome breast reduction patients from Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown, as well as other areas within the Houston region. Our extensive experience and expertise have positively impacted the lives of numerous individuals. We urge you to schedule a consultation with us today to experience firsthand why we have become a premier destination for breast reductions in Texas.
Types and Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery offers significant relief to individuals experiencing discomfort from large breasts. This common cosmetic procedure involves removing excess tissue, skin, and fat from the breasts, lightening the load and improving proportion. Additionally, during the surgery, the nipple and areola are repositioned to achieve a more appropriate location and enhance the shape and youthful appearance of the breasts.
Breast reduction surgery is frequently chosen to create a more balanced look for asymmetrical breasts. It is not uncommon to combine a breast lift with a breast reduction to achieve the desired outcome. Following surgery, patients often experience a significant improvement in their quality of life. They find relief from chronic pain, enjoy greater ease of movement and exercise, have more clothing options, and experience a substantial boost in self-esteem. Breast reduction can be a transformative procedure that enhances both physical comfort and emotional well-being.
It's Not Only For People Who've Always Had Large Breasts
Breast reduction is not solely limited to individuals who have had large breasts since puberty. As our bodies undergo changes over time, the need for a reduction may also arise or intensify. Factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can all contribute to changes in breast size and shape, potentially leading to the desire for breast reduction surgery. This procedure offers a solution to alleviate discomfort and improve the overall proportion of the breasts, regardless of when the need for reduction arises in a person’s life.
Breast Reduction Is Possible For All Ages
Breast reductions are not limited to mothers or older individuals; they can also be performed on young people, including minors, who are facing issues related to large or disproportionate breasts.
Every Breast Reduction Also Includes A Lift
Breast reduction, contrary to its name, involves more than just tissue removal; it also includes breast lifting.
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At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph Perlman provides plastic and reconstructive surgery services to patients throughout Texas, including Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. If you are interested in a breast reduction consultation, please contact The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre office today to schedule an appointment.