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Breast reduction surgery is a customized surgical procedure to reduce the quantity of natural breast tissue by surgically removing the excess, reshaping the remaining tissue, and creating a smaller, natural-looking breast, along with surgically repositioning or reshaping nipple structure.

Why undergo breast reduction surgery?

Women with overly large breasts often feel self-conscious about their bodies, experience chronic back and neck pain, and may even develop skeletal deformities from the weight of their breasts. These problems can often be reduced or alleviated through reduction mammoplasty, often called breast reduction in The Woodlands, TX, under the care of acclaimed plastic surgeon, Dr. Sugene Kim.

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Dr. Kim, a board-certified plastic surgeon in The Woodlands who specializes in breast enhancement, is known as one of the top female plastic surgeons in The Woodlands and the state of Texas. SGK Plastic Surgery has helped patients not only from surrounding communities of Houston, Spring and Conroe, TX, but also from across the country feel great about their new look after The Woodlands breast reduction surgery.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction?

While the best candidates for breast reduction are adults, teenage women whose breasts have fully developed can also benefit from the procedure. Breast reduction can benefit women whose breasts are the source of:

  • Physical discomfort such as shoulder aches and skin irritation
  • Difficulties with finding clothes that fit properly
  • Unwanted attention and self-consciousness
  • Posture problems
  • Many athletic women find that large breasts inhibit their movements and that breast reduction enables them to fully participate in sports.

Because removing breast tissue will inevitably result in excess skin, breast reduction always includes some surgical elements of a breast lift. Breast reduction can also correct any preexisting breast asymmetry. Breast reduction surgery may be performed as part of custom mommy makeover procedure.

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What is the breast reduction procedure?

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. The nipple structure may be moved to a more youthful position at the front of the breasts.

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What are the incisions in a breast reduction?

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

  • Circumareolar incision: This incision will circle the areola to remove breast tissue underneath. While this incision may have the least risk of visible scars, it is not always an effective technique for women who require a significant amount of breast tissue removed.
  • Lollipop or keyhole incision: This incision circles the areola and travels vertically from the lower edge of the areola to the crease below the breast.
  • Anchor incision: This incision 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 results in women who require a large amount of breast tissue removed.

Once the incisions are 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.

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Double board-certified plastic surgeon: Dr. Sugene Kim

Many patients consult with Dr. Kim based on her credentials, but they return for her sensitivity, warmth, and dedication to superior care throughout every step of the process. Get to know her better and start planning your possibilities today.

Step one: Your private consultation with Dr. Kim.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kim, she will discuss your goals for breast reduction with you and help you learn about the most effective approach to alter your breast size. She will advise you on the best ways to achieve the most flattering results and an improved quality of life.

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How long is the recovery from breast reduction surgery?

You need to plan to take three to five days off work to recover sufficiently to return to work. Ensure you arrange for someone to stay with you for the first day or two to assist you. Engage in gentle walks, and do not lift anything over five pounds until Dr. Kim has given you the okay to do so.

Most patients recover more quickly than expected and are thrilled to now be able to wear standard clothing sizes, engage in more physical activities comfortably, and be free from the heavy weight of an excess of breast tissue.

How much does breast reduction cost?

Every breast reduction surgery is unique and will be tailored according to the individual patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Surgical fees can vary based on the custom surgical plan, with costs starting at $14,000. Surgical fees include the total cost of the surgery (anesthesia, facility, surgeon’s fee, and post-op visits).

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 help you achieve your vision for your newly-shaped breasts.

Request a consultation using our online form or call our practice today at 281.315.3188 to schedule your breast reduction consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.

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