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Breast Reduction Surgery in Corpus Christi

Breast Reduction

Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide relief from these symptoms.

Freeing Yourself From the Burden of Oversized Breasts . . .

Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.

Our surgeons use a technique that minimizes the incision required, which results in a much less scarred breast that may also retain its improved shape for a longer period of time.

Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed.

Breast Reduction Surgery Postoperative Instructions

It is important to follow all of your doctor’s postoperative instructions for breast reduction surgery to achieve the best possible results. Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery patients are provided with detailed instructions to ensure the best outcome to the procedure.

Breast Reduction Surgery Postoperative Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the best candidates for breast reduction surgery?

    Typical candidates for breast reduction surgery desire to reduce the size of their breasts either for aesthetic reasons or to relieve pain and discomfort. The best candidates are in good physical health and do not smoke.

  • Is breast reduction covered by insurance?

    Some health insurance providers will cover the cost of breast reduction surgery if the patient experiences pain and severe discomfort because of the size or weight of her breasts.

  • What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with breast reduction surgery. Although rare, bleeding, infection, changes in skin sensation, asymmetry, or poor wound healing can occur. Follow-up visits with your surgeon will help to monitor and correct any complications.

  • Will breast reduction affect my ability to breastfeed?

    It is best for patients to be finished having children prior to breast reduction surgery if they plan to breastfeed. While breast reduction will not completely alter the ability to breastfeed, there is a chance it may limit it to some extent.

  • When will final results be apparent?

    Once swelling and bruising dissipate, final results are apparent. Swelling can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months after surgery. Scars will continue to fade over time, and protecting your scars from the sun will help prevent them from darkening.

  • How can I prepare for my breast reduction surgery?

    Before undergoing a breast reduction, you may be asked to get a medical evaluation that will ensure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. Depending on your age, a mammogram may also be required. Dr. Bindingnavele asks that you stop smoking and taking certain blood-thinning medications in the days prior to your surgery as they can increase the risk of bleeding during and after the operation.

  • Should I combine my breast reduction with another breast surgery?

    Typically, a breast lift is performed alongside or incorporated into your breast reduction. Breast reduction resizes the breasts by eliminating glandular tissue or fat; however, it does not address the remaining tissues or skin that were stretched by the excess weight. This is where the breast lift comes in. Breast lift surgery elevates sagging breasts by tightening breast tissues.

  • When can I start working out after my breast reduction?

    The recovery time varies from person to person. Everyone heals differently, but typically you will be able to resume most activities after 2 weeks. Since this procedure addresses the upper part of the body, you may need to refrain from upper-body exercises for a longer period. This includes heavy lifting or high-impact activities that could force a lot of bouncing or pressure on the breast. The important thing is to listen to your body and work into strenuous activities accordingly.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.

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