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Breast Reduction Houston, TX

The surgery consists of reducing the size of large breasts.

Many women suffer from back problems and many have self-confidence diminished due to having large breasts that are not proportionate to the frame of their body. The procedure also addresses issues with the nipple-areola being stretched and widened. While ensuring functional sensitivity and lactational capability of the breasts.

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Why should I have a Breast Reduction Surgery?

  • Reduced Shoulder & Back Pain - If you suffer from chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain to the point that medication is needed to be taken to aid with the pain. Another common symptom that many suffer from is rashes and skin irritation under the skin of the breast. All due to having large breasts then you may want to consider scheduling a consultation for resolving these issues.
  • Smaller more manageable breasts - More manageable breasts significantly improve one’s quality of life. Being less self-conscious of one’s breast improves a woman’s self-confidence, and any other injuries occurred from dealing with large breasts
  • Reduce Saggy Breasts - A major benefit of having a breast reduction is as time progresses all women experience saggy breasts. With a reduction, you are much less prone to how extreme your breast may sag as you age.
  • More Balanced Body Contour - The reduction of one’s breast improves a woman’s self-confidence by offering a more natural and appealing Body contour. One suited for the frame of her body giving her a more balanced physique.

How do I decide the right size of implants to get?

Doing some research before seeing a medical professional will give you an idea of what may be ideal for you.

It will always vary due to weight, height, desired goal. But if you are unsure scheduling a consultation with Mark A. Schusterman, MD is your best option. With over 20 years of experience, he will give you the best advice on the market.

Who Are the Best Candidates?

If you feel as though your breast are too large due to pain, issues with performing basic tasks, or just want an improvement in overall self-confidence.

Breast reduction surgery should be considered if:

  • You don’t smoke
  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You have shoulder indentations from bra straps
  • You have breasts that limit your physical activity
  • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
  • You are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts

How Is it Performed?

Most surgeries take about one to two hours per breast while the patient is fully asleep under general anesthesia and monitored by our medical team. The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions: one incision made around the areola, a second incision that runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast, and a third incision that follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

How much pain is involved?

Once the procedure has been completed, you will notice that you feel significantly weaker than usual. Your chest will feel soreness for several weeks, typically 2 to 3 weeks on average. You may need pain medicine for a week or two, you notice as time progresses your body will begin to regain its strength with each passing day.

How Does The Surgery Affect Pregnancy

It does not prevent the remaining breast tissue and fat from being affected by pregnancy. The changes in the breasts, specifically its size, will still be visible.

Are There Scars?

Dr. Schusterman and his team make every effort to minimize scarring or make incisions in inconspicuous places on the breast. After the surgery and swelling are reduced, the incisions will continue to heal and fade over time. Regardless of surgeon or technique, however, it’s important to realize the incision lines will be permanently visible, and the final scarring varies by patient. Fortunately, our surgery team uses incisions sites that are easily concealed by clothing, even with low-cut necklines.

What are the Risks?

As with any surgery, there are several risks that may arise with a breast reduction surgery. Some may include scarring, different sensitivity or sensation of the nipple area that may be temporary or permanent. If unable to properly recover some risks may include poor healing, shape irregularities, potential inability to breastfeed.

Many risks may be involved with a breast reduction surgery so it is advised to speak with Mark A. Schusterman, MD to know full well what is recommended and how to avoid such risks.


After surgery, you may notice a decreased sensation in the nipple and areola areas. This is usually temporary. It may, however, take over a year before sensation returns to normal. Most women can return to work and light activities within a week or two, although your breasts will require some time to settle into a natural shape.

If you still feel your breasts are too large after surgery, this is a common occurrence for several weeks until all swelling in the chest is gone, when you’ll truly be able to enjoy the final results of your breast reduction. As with any major medical procedure, there are certain risks associated with breast reduction surgery that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon.

  • When can you go back to work - On average it can take up to 2 weeks for a patient to get back to work, depending on how physically strenuous your work is. Avoid lifting heavy objects for several weeks.
  • When Can you exercise - After the procedure and you should avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks, allowing the body to heal. Walking is advised and when returning to exercise it is recommended to start off light.

Breast Reduction FAQs

We do not currently accept insurance for a breast reduction surgery. Most breast reduction surgeries falls under the heading of “cosmetic,” and thus “elective” and not a medically necessary breast reduction that insurance companies would cover. But there are valid medical reasons for breast reduction. Some insurance plans will cover the breast reduction surgery depending on the size of your breasts.

While we don’t currently accept insurance for our breast reduction procedures, We do have some financing options available. We will be happy to go over all your payment options during your consultation.

We will do everything we can to preserve nipple sensation and viability by use of the different techniques. The larger the breasts the more chance there is for problems with the nipple. We will do everything possible to prevent this completion.

The short scar procedure is the same as the lollipop procedure and we will discuss this option at the time of your consultation.

Your breasts should not regrow unless you have an endocrine problem.

Your breast should have stopped growing prior to the procedure. Usually 16-17 years old with parents permission is the youngest age we perform a breast reduction surgery on.

No, it at least requires liposuction.

A breast lift is automatically part of a breast reduction.

All of our sutures are absorbable.

It is possible you will have drains although we are using them less and less.

Possibly but we will evaluate that issue at the time of your consultation.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

1200 Binz St Suite 1198, Houston, TX 77004