If you have overly large breasts that cause pain and interfere with your life, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty. Large, heavy breasts can cause a number of physical and psychological problems, including backache, neck ache and shoulder pain, as well as feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness.
Dr. Bob Basu is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction. His caring bedside manner combined with his extensive experience performing breast surgery make him a top choice in the Houston area for women interested in smaller, lighter and more proportionate breasts.
Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in two centers throughout Houston.
Why Consider Breast Reduction?
Women commonly consider breast reductions for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Large breasts are causing neck and back pain
- Large breasts interfere with sports and physical activity
- Breasts are asymmetrical (one breast is larger than the other)
- Bra straps cause bruising and chafing
- Overly large breasts attract unwanted attention or cause embarrassment
- Finding clothes that fit comfortably is too challenging due to breast size
If you wish you had smaller breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. Many women find that reducing the size of their breasts gives them a perkier, more feminine contour and eliminates many of the physical and emotional issues associated with large breasts.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost of breast reduction surgery varies depending on the surgeon and practice. Your total costs will include facility fees, the cost of anesthesia and your pre-op and post-op appointments.
At Basu Plastic Surgery, we offer frequent special promotions for breast surgery. We also connect individuals interested in breast reduction with plastic surgery financing options to make their procedure as affordable as possible.
Your Breast Reduction Options
If you’ve made the decision to move forward with breast reduction, you’ll have a few options to consider. While some women prefer a subtle decrease in breast size, others may want a dramatically smaller shape. Depending on your goals, you and Dr. Basu can develop an approach that works best for you.
Many women choose to combine their breast reduction with liposuction of the waist, back or flanks to further fine-tune their figures. This may be an especially good option for women who have lost a significant amount of weight and wish to accentuate their weight loss success. Many women include breast reduction as part of their mommy makeovers.
Your Breast Reduction Surgery
A breast reduction procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Basu will make the appropriate incisions for your breast reduction and remove excess skin and breast tissue. He will ensure that your nipples are properly positioned in a natural central location on your new breasts, resizing the areolas if needed. Incisions are closed carefully for optimal healing.
Your Recovery & Results
Following a breast reduction surgery, you will need to rest for several days to allow your body to heal. Dr. Basu may ask you to wear a special post-surgical bra to provide support for your breasts and minimize swelling. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or exercising strenuously for several weeks after surgery. Most women can see their final results within 6 months of their breast reduction.
More Breast Reduction Resources
- View our before and after photo gallery to see real breast reduction results
- Read patient reviews for Dr. Basu on RealSelf.com
Schedule Your Consultation
To take the first step toward achieving your ideal figure with breast reduction surgery, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.