Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston

Conveniently Located in Upper Kirby to serve Houston

Your Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston will be performed by Dr. Steely at his surgery center or First Surgical Hospital in Houston, TX.

Why Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery has the highest patient satisfaction rate in all cosmetic surgery. Removing the weight from your chest can alleviate a whole myriad of symptoms such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. Your bra straps could be leaving indentations in your shoulders and your breasts may be restricting physical activities. And unusually large breasts can make some women or teenage girls feel extremely self-conscious.

Breast reduction surgery can be thought of along the same spectrum as breast lift surgery. After surgery, your breasts will be not only smaller, but higher and perkier, giving you a more streamlined silhouette. Breast reduction surgery by Dr. Steely potentially can change your lifestyle and clothing choices.

Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction is a suitable procedure for those who have large breasts that appear asymmetrical with the rest of the body, or those who experience neck, back, and shoulder pain when performing normal activities. Patients undergoing the surgery should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the possibilities provided by the surgery. An initial examination will help determine if breast reduction is a good fit for you.

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Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Dr. Steely will describe the breast reduction procedure in detail, explaining the risks and limitations. He will examine your breasts, measuring and photographing them for reference during surgery, and afterward for comparison purposes. Dr. Steely will discuss the factors that may impact the procedure – such as your age, breast size and shape, and the condition and elasticity of your skin. He will discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned as they will be positioned higher during the procedure.

Expect to learn about the anesthesia he will use, the surgery facility, and the costs.

Get in touch today to book your consultation at Steely Plastic Surgery.

Preparing For Your Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Steely may require that you have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. You’ll also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

The Breast Reduction Surgery

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For your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Steely will use an incision based on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and lifted. Whenever possible, he uses the shortest incision needed to give you the look you desire.

One technique involves an anchor-shaped incision circling the areola, extending downward, and following the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. He removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position. He then brings the skin from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast.

Another type of incision he may use involves a lateral oblique incision that results in a shortened and less obtrusive scar. Also, to achieve the breast mound shape, breast tissue is held in place by passing a pedicle of breast tissue under a loop of the pectoral muscle, thereby establishing longer-lasting upper-pole fullness.

Incisions are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast. In some cases, techniques can be used to eliminate the vertical part of the scar. And occasionally, when only fat needs to be removed, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, leaving minimal scars.

After the Breast Reduction Procedure

  • EAfter your breast reduction surgery, you will initially wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra to support your breasts and minimize swelling. Within a few days, this will be replaced by a soft support bra that you should continue to wear for three to four weeks. This garment is necessary for your comfort and the optimal shaping of your breasts as they heal.
  • EIt is normal to experience some discomfort in the first few days following the procedure. Dr. Steely will provide prescription medication to help manage any pain during this initial recovery phase. As an added note, please avoid lifting or pushing heavy objects for three to four weeks. Such activities can strain your incisions and affect the healing process.
  • EYou may also notice swelling and discomfort in your breasts during your first menstrual cycle after the surgery. This is a temporary condition and should subside naturally. While some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin may occur, this typically diminishes over the months following the surgery.
  • EWe recommend wearing a good quality athletic bra for ongoing support after the initial recovery phase. Your breasts will gradually settle into their new shape over six months to a year. During this period, attending follow-up appointments with Dr. Steely is important to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.
  • EWhile Dr. Steely strives to make scars as inconspicuous as possible, please understand that all surgical scars are permanent. However, we will place the incisions strategically so they can be easily concealed under low-cut clothing.
  • EBreast reduction surgery often results in significant body image improvements and high patient satisfaction. This procedure not only alleviates the physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts but also leads to a more proportioned body appearance and better-fitting clothes.

Dr. Robert Steely specializes in plastic surgery and strives to deliver world-class breast reduction surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Robert Steely can provide you with a beautiful and natural-looking appearance.

* It is important to note that Dr. Steely does NOT take insurance for any type of surgery, including breast reduction surgery.*

Breast Reduction Cost

The cost of breast reduction varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.

Why Choose Dr. Steely

Dr. Steely, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, is known for his expert approach to breast reduction surgery. With years of experience, he offers personalized care that aligns with the latest advancements in medical procedures. His practice is dedicated to providing relief from the discomfort of large breasts and enhancing the overall quality of life.

Dr. Steely’s approach to breast reduction surgery is centered around patient safety and tailored results. He utilizes advanced techniques that minimize post-surgical marks and recovery time. Each procedure is customized to meet his patients’ individual needs and goals, ensuring optimal outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria make someone a good candidate for breast reduction?

Good candidates for breast reduction are individuals who experience physical discomfort due to large breasts, such as back pain, neck pain, and skin irritation. Candidates should be in good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

How long is the recovery period, and what kind of support will I need?

The recovery period for breast reduction surgery typically ranges from two to six weeks. Patients will need to wear a special supportive bra and avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery phase. It’s important to have support at home for tasks that might strain the chest area.

Are there any risks or potential complications I should be aware of?

Like any surgical procedure, breast reduction has potential risks which include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Specific complications related to breast reduction can include changes in nipple or breast sensation and asymmetry in the size and shape of breasts. Dr. Steely discusses all potential risks with his patients during the consultation phase.

Will insurance cover any part of the procedure?

It is important to note that Dr. Steely does NOT take insurance for any type of surgery, including breast reduction surgery.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction with a highly-skilled, double-board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, call 713-622-6500 or email Dr. Steely for a complimentary initial appointment. Dr. Steely will help address your concerns by developing a customized treatment plan that fits your unique aesthetic goals.

Get in touch today to book your consultation at Steely Plastic Surgery.

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