Breast Reduction Houston
Marcomastia (enlarged breasts) can cause problems for many women. Excessive weight of the breast can lead to shoulder, neck, and upper back pain. Persistent rashes can occur under the breast, as well as shoulder grooving from bra straps.
A breast reduction reduces the size of the breast by removing excess breast tissue and skin. The breasts are also lifted and the areola size can be reduced. Scars will typically be located around the areola and on the lower portion of the breast.
Surgery is performed under general anesthetic. The procedure typically lasts 4 hours. Most patients require temporary surgical drains placed in the wounds. After observation, patients are released home on the same day of surgery. Patients experience pain, swelling and can normally return to work in one week.
This procedure may be covered by insurance in some cases.
Additional surgical risks will be discussed in consultation.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.