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Are You Ready for Breast Reduction? How To Begin Your Breast Surgery Journey

Breast Reduction PearlandExcessively large or heavy breasts can pose more than just cosmetic problems. For many women, overly large breasts lead to a long list of physical ailments and psychological stressors. If you’re tired of your breast size holding you back in life, breast reduction may be right for you. Keep reading to find important information on how to begin the breast reduction process from Houston, TX plastic surgeon and medical director of Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Hankins.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?

Women whose breasts are disproportionately large or heavy in comparison to their natural frame may benefit from breast reduction surgery, both from a cosmetic and functional standpoint. Some signs and symptoms associated with large breasts that may mean breast reduction surgery would be appropriate include:

  • Chronic neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Poor posture
  • Bra strap indentations
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits you comfortably
  • Recurrent numbness or tingling in the neck, arms, hands or breasts
  • Discomfort during physical activity
  • Self-consciousness about breast size
  • Breast size does not match body type

I’m Ready for a Breast Reduction. Now What?

Once you’ve made the decision to pursue breast reduction surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins. During this visit, you’ll be able to ask any questions and voice any concerns you may have, in addition to discussing your ideal outcome with Dr. Hankins. A physical evaluation will also be performed to determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery and ascertain how much skin, fat and glandular tissue may need to be removed.

Following your consultation, you will be advised on how to schedule your surgery. It is important to plan the timing of your breast reduction surgery accordingly, as recovery can take up to four to six weeks. However, most women can safely return to desk work and light household activities within about two weeks.

Can Men Get Breast Reduction Surgery?

Yes. Men with excess glandular and/or fatty breast tissue (a condition known as gynecomastia), may be candidates for male breast reduction surgery. This procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years and allows men to achieve a more masculine physique and restored self-esteem. For the male patient with enlarged breasts, Dr. Hankins has an armamentarium of techniques that will give you a natural looking result so that you can take off your shirt without feeling self-conscious.

Comfort and Confidence Are Closer Than You Think

Don’t suffer the physical pain, limited mobility and emotional distress caused by your excessively large breasts any longer. Take the first step in your breast reduction journey today by calling either of Premier Plastic Surgery’s Houston or Pearland, TX locations at (713) 370-4433 or filling out our convenient online contact form.