Dr. Balinger offers breast reduction for women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas. Breast reduction is a type of plastic surgery for women who experience physical and emotional symptoms that are related to having overly large breasts.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgery that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to make your breasts smaller. Women who choose to have breast reduction often do so after living with the emotional and physical challenges of having breasts that are disproportionately large compared to their body size.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The average cost of breast reduction is $6,000 to $9,500. After your consultation with Dr. Balinger, we will review the treatment plan and associated costs. Dr. Balinger offers free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
You may want to consider breast reduction if you experience:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain related to your breast size
- Use poor body mechanics to adjust for your large breasts
- Embarrassment or self-consciousness about your breast size
- Difficulty in finding bras and clothing that fits well
How is Breast Reduction Performed?
Breast reduction can be performed with several incision patterns, and Dr. Balinger will describe his incision technique as part of your consultation. After the incisions are made, he carefully removes excess breast tissue and fat to reduce the breast size. He then pulls the skin over the new breast shape and removes any excess.
What is Recovery Like After Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction can be extensive, so you should expect to spend a week or longer at home resting. Swelling, discomfort, numbness, bruising, and tenderness are common symptoms after breast reduction. We recommend that you have someone stay with you during the initial recovery period. Swelling may last for six to 12 months.
If your breasts have caused you neck, back or shoulder pain before the surgery, these symptoms may gradually improve as you heal.
How Long Will Breast Reduction Results Last?
The results of a breast reduction procedure are considered long-term, but it is possible that your breasts will regain size after the surgery. Dr. Balinger will explain the anticipated outcomes of your procedure during the consultation. Maintaining a consistent and healthy weight helps to extend the results of your breast reduction surgery.
Living with breasts that are too large for your body interferes with many areas of your life. If you are bothered by having large breasts, learn more about our breast reduction procedure. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers breast reduction for women in Houston, Conroe and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free breast reduction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.