Breast Reduction Houston
At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, there are several different procedures available for breast reduction surgery. During a pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Eisemann will recommend the procedure that will best suit the patient's anatomy and desired aesthetic. He will address any questions or concerns that she may have about breast reduction surgery. For younger women who have large breasts, the surgeon will usually recommend postponing a breast reduction surgery until the breasts have reached their fully mature size. Women considering breast reduction are encouraged to complete all breast feeding before surgery, although it may still possible to breast feed afterwards.
For some patients, a breast reduction may be performed using liposuction. This procedure leaves very small incisions and requires minimal recovery time after breast reduction surgery, but it is only effective for patients who want a smaller reduction and have little or no drooping (ptosis).
For most patients, breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia using the inverted-T method. During this surgery, an incision is made around the areola vertically down to the fold, and horizontally in the breast fold. As excess skin, breast fat and tissue are removed, the nipple remains attached to the breast in order to maintain blood supply and preserve as much sensation as possible to the nipple and areola. The breasts are then lifted and sutured into place higher on the chest wall. Patients may stay overnight in the hospital and be discharged the next day. Most patients will be prescribed oral pain medication to control discomfort at home.
In most cases, the nipple areola sutures will be removed on the seventh day after surgery, Drains are generally removed at the same time. The breast dressings will be removed several days after surgery, and the patient will wear a sports-type bra continuously for several weeks after a breast reduction, until any swelling and bruising have diminished.
After a breast reduction, most women find they are able to return to work in one week and can resume their usual level of physical activity two weeks after surgery. Breast reduction results are immediately apparent. However, it will take several months for the tissue to heal and the scars to soften and flatten and lighten. Once fully healed, however, the final result of breast reduction at Houston's Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center will be a smaller, firmer, more uplifted and more attractive breast.
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