Is a breast reduction right for you?
If your breasts are too large for your frame, reducing them can do wonders for your overall appearance and your self-esteem. In general, you will be considered an ideal candidate for this procedure if:
In general, you can be considered an ideal candidate for the surgery if you:
- Your breasts cause shoulder and back pain
- Your breasts have begun to sag dramatically
- Your nipples and areola appear overly large
- You want smaller, more manageable breasts
Large, heavy and cumbersome breasts can take an enormous toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing. When this occurs, Dr. Sukkar, one of the top providers of breast reduction Houston has to offer, can sculpt breasts that are still round, full and beautiful – but much easier to manage.
An Overview of the
To begin your breast reduction, Dr. Sukkar will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. From there, your surgery will be completely customized based on your unique needs. For example, if you have extremely large breasts, Dr. Sukkar will likely recommend a traditional anchor technique. This is the most common type of breast reduction, but it’s also the most invasive. It involves creating an incision that begins around the nipple and extends down the front of the breast and along the crease, so that it looks like an anchor. Because this technique allows for the most skin and tissue removal, it also produces the most dramatic results.
If you have a moderate amount of volume that needs to be removed, a vertical incision technique may be in your best interest. In this case, Dr. Sukkar will make an incision that begins around the areola and extends down to the breast crease, so that it looks like a lollipop. This results in less visible scars when compared to the traditional anchor approach. Additionally, it’s a less intensive option, so you can look forward to a shorter procedure.
And finally, if your breasts feature more fatty tissue, rather than glandular tissue, you may qualify for an innovative scarless breast reduction. In this case, Dr. Sukkar will use liposuction to remove the excess volume and sculpt smaller and more manageable breasts. To perform this procedure, he will make a small incision within each armpit or in the bottom crease of each breast. He will then use a cannula to gently break up and remove the fatty tissue. This approach is very appealing because it results in minimal scars and is substantially less invasive than the other two breast reduction techniques.
Once Dr. Sukkar has completed your Houston breast reduction, he will dress you in a surgical bra to support your new chest, before sending you home to begin the healing process.
During the first several days after surgery, it’s normal to experience some pain, grogginess, weakness, swelling and bruising – though it will all disappear as you recover. You should stay home from work for at least one week, at which point you’ll be able to resume much of your normal daily routine. Within three weeks, you can expect to make a full return to more strenuous exercise and activities without any restrictions.
If you’re ready to explore your breast reduction options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.