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Breast Reduction in Houston

Breast reduction surgery can provide immense relief for women suffering from physical and emotional difficulties due to heavy, overly large breasts. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery in Houston, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas offers customized breast reduction procedures to help women achieve a more balanced, proportional bust. With advanced surgical techniques and a keen eye for aesthetics, Dr. Vitenas sculpts beautiful, natural-looking breast contours designed to complement each patient’s unique figure.

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Discover why patients from across the U.S. and around the world choose Dr. Vitenas as the premier surgeon for naturally-appearing breasts.

“I had the breast reduction done in hopes it would help my back and shoulder pain. It totally eliminated my pain. My back feels great. It has made shopping so much easier as well. I can button blouses and my breasts are in proportion to the rest of my body. The best thing about my experience was that I was very comfortable with the Dr. and staff. They were conveniently located and the surgery center was state of the art.”

Breast Reduction Before & After Photos*

At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that seeing real patient results can help you envision your own transformation. Dr. Vitenas has helped women from Houston and beyond enjoy beautiful, natural-looking breast reduction results. Please view the before and after photos below to see a sampling of Dr. Vitenas’ exceptional surgical work. Each patient featured achieved individualized results based on her unique anatomy, aesthetic goals, and proportion considerations. Note the reduced breast size while still retaining a feminine, balanced breast shape. The breasts no longer sag or overwhelm the frame, creating better physical comfort and freedom.
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Your custom treatment plan will be carefully designed to help you realize your personal goals so you can enjoy your beautifully contoured, proportional breasts. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas to discuss your candidacy for this life-changing procedure.
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    Enjoy a More Proportionate Bust With a Breast Reduction Surgery

    For many women, large, heavy breasts can cause significant discomfort and embarrassment. The excess weight strains the neck, shoulders, and back, leading to chronic headaches, pain, and poor posture. Finding properly-fitting clothing and bras can be extremely frustrating and disheartening.

    Breast reduction surgery is designed to remove excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to reduce breast size, weight, and sagging. This relieves physical discomfort while creating a breast size that is proportionate to the patient’s frame. In addition to dramatic physical improvements, patients often enjoy the emotional benefits of breast reduction surgery. Patients often experience increased self-confidence and freedom to enjoy physical activities without restriction.

    The Ideal Breast Reduction Surgery Candidate

    The best candidates for breast reduction surgery have fully developed, large breasts that cause physical and/or emotional concerns.

    Typical patient issues include:

    • Headaches, neck strain, shoulder indentations from bra straps
    • Upper and lower back pain made worse by breast weight
    • Rash, irritation, or indentation beneath the breasts
    • Shoulder pain, numbness, or tingling down the arm
    • Difficulty participating in sports and exercise
    • Discomfort sleeping on the stomach or side
    • Self-consciousness about breast size
    • Frustration finding flattering tops and bras

    Breast reduction surgery can help relieve these concerns for women who are in good general health. Ideal candidates do not smoke and are at or near their ideal body weight.

    During your consultation, Dr. Vitenas will perform a physical exam and review your health history and goals. He will explain your options and help you determine if breast reduction is appropriate. If you decide to proceed, Dr. Vitenas will develop a customized surgical plan designed to help you finally achieve comfort and confidence.

    The Breast Reduction Procedure

    Dr. Vitenas performs breast reduction procedures at the Houston Surgery Center, an accredited outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as our practice.

    You will arrive approximately 1-2 hours before your scheduled surgery time. Our knowledgeable staff will check you in and prep you for surgery. You will change into a surgical gown and meet with Dr. Vitenas to go over any last-minute questions.

    The anesthesiologist will then administer general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Breast reduction surgery typically lasts 2-3 hours.

    It has been almost seven years since I was a patient of yours for breast reduction. I have been wanting to thank you for everything you did for me. I had a life-changing experience when I underwent surgery and would recommend the surgery, but most of all the surgeon (you) to any- and everyone. Thank you, again, for changing my life and making me feel better. Keep up the good work and maybe I’ll see you again in the future. To this day, I still talk about my surgery when asked, and I always say that if I had to do it again, I would in a heartbeat. Thanks to you, my experience was a pleasant one.
    – A Satisfied Patient

    Dr. Vitenas' Breast Reduction Techniques

    For the procedure, Dr. Vitenas makes an “inverted T “incision – around the areola, down the midline of the breast, and across the inframammary fold. Through this incision, he uses advanced surgical techniques to precisely remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin.

    After he carefully removes the tissue, he reshapes the breast mound and repositions the nipple higher on the chest, taking great care to preserve blood flow. For additional contouring, he may perform liposuction around the sides and underarms. Incisions are placed strategically along the breast crease to minimize potential breast reduction scars. While the breasts are smaller and lifted after surgery, Dr. Vitenas preserves an aesthetic, feminine shape.

    Once the surgery is complete, you will wake up gently in the recovery room, where our nurses will monitor you closely. Most patients feel drowsy and slightly disoriented initially but do not experience pain as Dr. Vitenas uses long-acting local anesthetic injections before the completion of the case. Once you are alert and stable, a loved one can drive you home to rest.

    Breast Reduction Recovery

    You may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising for the first week following your breast reduction surgery. Dr. Vitenas prescribes medication to keep you as comfortable as possible. Be sure to get plenty of rest.

    While you will see an immediate reduction in breast size after surgery, your final results will fully emerge over the next 3-4 months as swelling resolves. Most patients can return to work after a week but should avoid exercise and strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

    Dr. Vitenas and his caring team will be with you at each step of your breast reduction recovery, providing instructions on wound care, activity restrictions, and guidelines for returning to normal daily life.

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    Why Choose Dr. Vitenas for Breast Reduction in Houston?

    When considering breast reduction surgery, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and artistry is absolutely essential.

    Dr. Vitenas is a leading plastic surgeon in Houston who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures over his distinguished career. He is very highly regarded for his surgical expertise, dedication to patient safety, and exceptional results.

    Some of the reasons Dr. Vitenas stands out include:

    • Board-certified plastic surgeon
    • Over 30 years of experience in cosmetic breast surgery, developing his own techniques
    • Performed hundreds of breast reductions providing exceptional outcomes
    • Utilizes advanced surgical techniques for precision results
    • Meticulous attention to symmetry and aesthetics for beautiful, natural contours
    • Warm bedside manner and compassionate care of every patient
    When you choose Dr. Vitenas for your breast reduction, you can feel confident you are in the care of Houston’s finest. Please visit our inspiring before and after photo gallery to view just some of the life-changing results he has achieved for patients.

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    Breast Reduction FAQ

    Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, breast tissue, and fat to reduce the size and weight of heavy, very large breasts. In addition to decreasing breast volume, Dr. Vitenas reshapes the breast mound into a lifted, aesthetically pleasing contour. Patients experience relief from physical discomforts while enjoying a more proportionate bust.

    The cost of breast reduction surgery includes the surgeon and anesthesia fees, operating room expenses, post-operative garments, and follow-up visits. The total price varies based on the techniques required for optimal correction. During your consultation, Dr. Vitenas will provide you with an exact quote tailored to your needs.

    You can expect some swelling and discomfort for the first few days after surgery as your breasts heal in their new position. This gradually improves, and most patients return to non-strenuous work within a week. For several days you will have a surgical wrap on and be asked to avoid vigorous activity for 6 weeks. Final results appear over 3-6 months.

    Dr. Vitenas recommends sleeping on your back or side in an inclined position for the first week after your breast reduction. This allows the breasts to heal properly without adding pressure to the incision lines or delicate sutures.

    While rare in Dr. Vitenas’ practice, breast reduction does carry some risks, such as bleeding, infection, scarring issues, and changes in nipple sensation. Some asymmetry between breasts may persist. Dr. Vitenas takes great care to minimize risks and lead you to a safe, smooth recovery.

    Yes, we offer several financing options through CareCredit to make this transformative surgery more affordable. Contact our office to learn more about your choices for financing breast reduction in Houston. We accept all major credit cards as well.