Breast Reduction

Women with large breasts can feel self-conscious about their bodies, experience chronic back and neck pain, and even develop skeletal deformities from the weight of their breasts. These problems can often be reduced or alleviated through reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction.

Dr. Sugene Kim, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement, is known as one of the top female plastic surgeons in the greater Houston Area. SGK Plastic Surgery has helped patients from not only Spring, The Woodlands, and Con roe area but also throughout the country feel great about their new look with a range of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical medical spa procedures.

Contact us online or call our practice today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your breast reduction consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.

Who Should Consider Breast Reduction?

Many women who benefit from breast reduction have breasts that cause them physical or psychological discomfort. Women may have difficulty finding clothes that fit their bodies, experience unwanted attention or develop posture problems. Shoulder aches and skin irritations are also often associated with overly large breasts.

While the best candidates for breast reduction are women whose breasts have fully developed, teens can also benefit from a reduction mammoplasty. Many athletic women find that large breasts inhibit their movements and that a breast reduction enables them to fully participate in sports.

Because removing breast tissue will inevitably result in excess skin, a breast reduction always includes elements of a breast lift. A breast reduction can also help improve preexisting breast asymmetry. Breast reduction surgery can be performed as part of mommy makeover procedure.

Breast Reduction Techniques

Breast reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller in size, firmer and lighter on the body’s frame. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areolas to bring them into proportion with the breasts.

Reduction mammoplasty uses the same incision patterns as a breast lift. The most common breast reduction incision types are:

  • The circumareolar incision, which circles the areola to remove breast tissue underneath. While this incision can result in the least visible scars, it is not always an effective technique for women who require a significant amount of breast tissue removed.
  • The lollipop or keyhole incision, which circles the areola and travels vertically from the lower edge of the areola to the crease below the breast.
  • The anchor incision, which circles the areola, travels vertically to the crease below the breast and travels a short distance along the breast crease on either side. While this approach is the most involved technique, it can produce the best resuls in women who wish to have a large amount of breast tissue removed.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Kim will carefully remove necessary amount of breast tissue from each breast to create symmetrical and natural-looking results. If your health insurance provider is covering your breast reduction surgery, there may be a minimum amount of tissue that must be removed in order to qualify for coverage. Once the tissue has been excised, Dr. Kim will form the breasts into a rounder, more youthful-looking shape and tighten the surrounding skin.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kim, she will discuss your goals for breast reduction with you and help you decide on the right approach for your needs. She can advise you on the best ways to have your breast reduction covered and on creating the most flattering results that allow for an improved quality of life.

Why Choose Dr. Kim for Your Breast Reduction

Dr. Sugene Kim is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and surgical experience in breast enhancement procedures. Her training and years of practice in aesthetic breast surgery and reconstructive breast surgery make her a top choice for reduction mammoplasty.

Through a careful, one-on-one consultation, Dr. Kim can determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, inform you of the details of your procedure and recovery, and create a custom-tailored surgical plan to best meet your expectations.

To learn more about breast reductions at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your consultation.