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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.”

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Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

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.

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.

    Breast Reduction Consultation Process

    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.

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    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.

    Dr. Vitenas' Breast Reduction Techniques

    Dr. Vitenas’ Breast Reduction Techniques use a specific incision method, called an “inverted T”. This is made around the nipple, straight down the breast, and then along the lower breast fold. Through this, Dr. Vitenas removes extra breast tissue, fat, and skin using refined surgical skills.

    During the operation, he reshapes the breast and moves the nipple higher, ensuring good blood flow. Sometimes, he also uses liposuction for better shape around the sides and underarms. The incisions are made carefully to reduce scarring. Post-surgery, the breasts are smaller and lifted, yet still maintain a natural, feminine look.

    After the surgery, patients wake up in the recovery room, under the watch of nurses. Feeling sleepy and a bit confused at first is common, but pain is usually not a problem due to the long-lasting local anesthesia used. Once fully awake and stable, patients can go home with someone to rest.

    Dr. Vitenas uses his advanced skills to carefully remove breast tissue and shape them, focusing on leaving very little scarring and making sure the results look great.

    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.
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    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.

    Post-Operative Care After Breast Reduction Surgery

    • Immediate Post-Surgery Monitoring: Close monitoring by nursing staff in the recovery area.
    • Pain Management: Prescribed medication to manage discomfort.
    • Rest and Recovery: Emphasis on ample rest, especially in an elevated position to reduce swelling.
    • Wound Care Instructions: Detailed guidance on caring for surgical sites.
    • Follow-Up Appointments: Initial check within the first week, followed by regular appointments.
    • Activity Restrictions: Return to non-strenuous work after a week; avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for 6 weeks.
    • Diet and Nutrition Guidelines: Recommendations for a balanced diet to aid healing.
    • Scar Management Advice: Techniques and products to minimize scarring.
    • Long-Term Care and Support: Ongoing support for any questions or concerns.
    • Specialized Services: Options for lymphatic massage and emotional support.

    Breast Reduction Cost

    At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery in Houston, TX, we understand that price is a consideration alongside achieving your goals for a more comfortable, proportional bust.

    During your consultation with Dr. Vitenas, he will develop a customized surgical plan, and you will be given an exact quote for your breast reduction cost. The final price of breast reduction surgery varies according to:

    • The amount of breast tissue to be removed
    • Whether you need additional procedures like a breast lift or implants
    • Use of advanced techniques like Galeflex mesh to support the lifted breast tissue
    • The extent of reshaping and repositioning involved

    Your quote will cover Dr. Vitenas’ surgeon fees, anesthesia, operating room costs, post-surgical garments, and follow-up visits. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, there are no hidden costs or surprise expenses.

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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.

    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 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 few days 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 and 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, Alpheon and a few other companies 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.

    While breast reduction surgery does result in scars, they are typically well-concealed within the natural contours of the breasts. Over time, these scars usually fade and become less noticeable, especially with proper scar care and management.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can significantly improve your quality of life by alleviating physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts, improving your ability to participate in physical activities, enhancing body image and self-confidence, and reducing self-consciousness about breast size. Many scientific studies have conclusively shown the benefits of this surgery.

    You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you experience physical symptoms such as back, neck, or shoulder pain, bra strap indentations, skin irritation beneath the breasts, or difficulty participating in physical activities due to the size and weight of your breasts.

    While breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed, it's important to discuss your plans for breastfeeding with your surgeon during the consultation. Techniques that preserve nipple sensation and breast tissue may help maintain breastfeeding capabilities.

    The results of breast reduction surgery are generally long-lasting, but factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can affect breast size and shape over time. Maintaining a stable weight and following post-operative care instructions can help prolong the longevity of your results.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can address breast asymmetry by removing excess tissue from one or both breasts to achieve better symmetry and proportion.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or breast lift to achieve comprehensive aesthetic goals. Dr. Vietnas can discuss available options and create a customized treatment plan for you.

    While some temporary changes in nipple sensation may occur after breast reduction surgery, it's important to note that permanent loss of sensation is uncommon, especially when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Vitenas, who has a proven track record of minimizing risks and optimizing outcomes for his patients.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can be performed even if you have breast implants. Dr. Vitenas will assess your individual anatomy and discuss the best approach to achieve your desired breast size and shape.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can improve posture and alleviate back pain by reducing the weight and volume of the breasts, thus relieving strain on the back, shoulders, and neck. Many patients experience significant relief from chronic pain and discomfort after surgery.

    Yes, after breast reduction surgery, Dr. Vitenas may recommend wearing a bra to support the breasts, minimize swelling, and promote healing. You'll likely need to wear this garment continuously for several weeks following surgery.

    Yes, it is highly recommended to stop smoking before breast reduction surgery to reduce the risk of complications such as delayed wound healing, infection, poor scar formation and potential nipple loss. ` Nicotine in any form causes constriction of blood vessels which are required to bring blood and therefore oxygen to the tissues in order for them to heal. Smoking cessation is typically advised for six months before surgery to minimize these risks.

    Yes, breast reduction surgery can be performed on teenagers with overly large breasts, particularly if the size and weight of the breasts are causing physical discomfort or emotional distress. However, it's essential to ensure that the patient's breasts have fully developed before undergoing surgery.

    Breast reduction surgery typically does not affect your ability to undergo mammograms, as the breast tissue remains accessible for screening. However, it's important to inform your healthcare provider about any prior breast surgeries to ensure appropriate imaging techniques are used.